Laura Parsons, BSc, MEd, ND, CCC

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  • Canadian Certified Counsellor and Registered Naturopath
  • 238 Lemarchant Road , St. John’s , Newfoundland, A1B 3A7
  • Phone: 709-690-9897
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  • Session Fees: $140 individual, $160 couples/marriage
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Email, Phone, IM, Webcam

Laura is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC), licensed Naturopath (ND) and holds a masters degree in Counselling Psychology from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Child and Play Therapy (CAPT) and a member of the Postpartum Support Institute International (PSI).

Laura has extensive experience working with children and their families and offers counselling services to children, teens, parents, adults, and couples. She is passionate about supporting children and family members who are struggling with anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, and challenging behaviours. She places emphasis on providing a warm and inviting, non-judgemental space to explore these worries, stressors, and support her clients through life events and transitions. Her goal is to help guide your journey toward healing and growth by developing a therapeutic relationship built on the foundation of trust, acceptance, and hope.

When working with children, Laura takes a play-based approach. She has completed extensive post-graduate certificate training in the area of Play Therapy. She believes that play is a child’s natural form of communication and children use play to process their experiences and problems. She has training in Theraplay Sunshine Circles, Sandtray Therapy and her counselling space includes a professional sandtray, puppets, and art materials.

In her work with teens and adults, Laura uses an eclectic and integrative approach to counselling. She is grounded in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), while drawing from Dialectical Behavoural Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Strengths-Based Therapy, and the Creative Arts based on individual client needs. Laura believes creative art therapy exercises can be incorporated as a modality to complement traditional approaches, such as CBT and DBT, as an effective way for managing anxiety, depression, stress, anger, and PTSD. Laura offers hands-on experiential techniques as well.

Laura is also drawn to the area of perinatal mental health, infertility, and parenting. She has completed the Perinatal Mood Disorder and Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy trainings through Postpartum Support International (PSI). She holds deep compassion for individuals and couples who find themselves faced with fertility challenges. She recognizes there are challenges unique to this province which are difficult for the individual and couple to navigate during an already incredibly stressful time.

Finally, Laura is trained in The Gottman Method for working with relationships, couples, and marriage and is accepting couples clients.

The fee for a 50-minute individual session with Laura is $140+ HST, $160+ HST for a 50-minute couples/marriage session. Receipts are provided for insurance reimbursement/tax purposes. Your session may be covered by insurance under clinical counselling and/or naturopath provider categories.

Laura Parsons Reaches

St Johns NL