Laurie Bowen, B.Ed., C.D.C.,M.S.W.,R.S.W.

Laurie Bowen View Specialties

  • Registered Social Worker/Creative Arts Therapist
  • 9313 Branch Rd, North Augusta, Ontario, K0G 1R0
  • Additional Locations:
      See additional office location: Merrickville,
      Main St W
      See additional office location: Manotick,
      1143 Tighes St
      See additional office location: Smith Falls,
      Main St
      Smith Falls,
      See additional office location: Prescott,
      Edward St.
  • Phone: 613-349-1638
  • Send A Message To Laurie.
  • Session Fees: 100.00-150.00 based on income

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Welcome to Arts For Life Psychotherapy!

Laurie Bowen who is a Dramatic Arts Teacher, Social Worker and a Creative Arts Therapist. Laurie utilizes the arts (drama, art, music, dance and writing) in therapy which enhances the psychotherapy session. Talk therapy is combined with creative art therapies that bring healing and restoration to the body, mind and soul. Equine therapy (with horses) is also available and very effective in helping people who have anger, anxiety, fear and trust issues. Play therapy works well with children and music and art work well with teens. There is a dance class for seniors and a writing program for Mental Health Survivors.

About Laurie
Laurie has a Masters degree in Social Work, a Teaching Certificate (Jr./Intermediate) major in Dramatic Arts, is certified in Addictions, Montessori Methods for Alzheimer's and Dementia and is a Laughter Yoga Leader! Laurie is compassionate and empathetic as she works to help you to unravel the obstacles in your life. Individuals, couples, families, children and youth and seniors are all welcome to this unique and transforming approach. Laurie is also trained as a Transformational Prayer Minister and in Pastoral Care which is another avenue that Christians and believers in God can experience to bring lasting change and healing of past traumas. Workshops and engaging presentations are also available as well as group therapy.

Laurie is also a writer with her soon to be released book entitled Life Lessons I Learned From My DoG. She understands loss, abuse, rejection and abandonment issues from her own personal experiences. She has managed to turn a traumatic childhood and teenage years into a wonderful, caring mother of 2 daughters and 3 grandbabies with a 4th on the way! She understands abusive relationships and divorce having gone through both herself. Is happily married now for 9 years to Mark, her partner in life and music. Mark and Laurie are working to bring the original songs from Send Me An Angel A Rock Opera to the recording studio and a stage in the near future and have jam nights in their North Augusta home. Schedules of classes can be found on the website.


Meditation, Mindfulness and Transformation Prayer
Send Me An Angel The Rock Opera - Practice
Art Therapy
Dance for Mobility
Laughter therapy/Yoga
Dramatic Arts

Support Groups for survivors of suicide, mental illness and addictions and childhood abuse.

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The first step is always the hardest one to make. If you are struggling with mental health and addiction issues, childhood trauma, relationship problems, wondering where to go or what to do next, send us an email or phone call, you will be greeted by a friendly, caring voice to book your appointment to fit your schedule. Laurie is also mobile and will come to you! Workshops on various topics such as anger, stress, mental health etc are available for your group at very reasonable rates. Creative Art programs for children and youth, adults and seniors are very popular as is the Montessori Methods for Alzheimer's and Dementia training program. Sessions are based on the interests and goals of the client and are covered by extended health benefits and/or claimable as a medal expense! Arts For Life makes counselling fun!

Laurie Bowen Reaches

Smith Falls ON
Brockville ON
Merrickville Wolford ON
Ottawa ON
Kingston ON