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ABOUT

 

Laura D'Amico, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

About Laura

Welcome! My name is Laura D'Amico. I care deeply about people, and I am committed to collaborating with individuals to pursue healing and growth. I'm so glad that you're considering all that therapy has to offer. I value and honour diversity, and would like you to know that whoever you are, wherever you've come from and whatever you're going through, you are welcome here.

I completed my undergraduate degree in psychology with a biology minor at Wilfrid Laurier University. Following my time at Wilfrid Laurier, I spent a year working with an organization in Southern Africa where I developed a passion for working with survivors of trauma. I returned to Canada to pursue a master's degree at Saint Paul University in counselling & spirituality, where I had the opportunity to research the needs of youth experiencing homelessness. I am currently pursuing a PhD in trauma and crisis counselling at Regent University. 


Integrating Faith

I am passionate about the intersection between Christian faith and mental health, and am happy to provide a faith-based perspective. You do not have to identify as religious or spiritual for us to work together, but this is something I am happy to offer if it is important to you.

Some of my experience includes:

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  • Working with individuals experiencing homelessness


  • Working with individuals who have experienced trauma


  • Working with individuals with neurodiversity


  • Working with individuals experiencing mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety disorders (GAD, OCD), and personality disorders


  • Working with members of the LGBTQ+ community


  • Working with youth, adults, and older adults

Approaches and Focus

I'm passionate about supporting individuals in finding their voices. My approach to therapy is trauma-informed and integrative, and I tailor my methodology to each individual client. This may include elements of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical-Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Logotherapy (meaning-making), and Psychodynamic theory.

My areas of focus include trauma, anxiety disorders (including obsessive-compulsive disorder), depression, and spirituality.

I work with youth, adults, and older adults.

License

I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.

Fees

The cost per 50-minute session is $150. This cost may be covered (or partially covered) by your insurance plan. Because I am practicing under the supervision of Michelle Sorensen, Clinical Psychologist, sessions are billed as "Psychology." Clients can pay by e-transfer, cash, or cheque.

Location

I work out of the Resiliency Clinic in Ottawa, Ontario. We are located at 2200 Prince of Wales Dr., unit 100. I also offer video sessions for residents of Ontario.