Hello and Welcome,
It is important for everyone to acknowledge that all of us are on a spectrum of mental health and well-being and we must nourish all aspects of our life:
As an inclusive, non-judgemental and client-centered therapist, I strongly believe that trust and collaboration are two of the pillars to successful therapy. My approach to therapy is collaborative and I believe that you are the expert on your life. My role is to help facilitate a therapeutic environment that enables you to overcome adversity, build resiliency, and learn to problem solve. I utilize evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness techniques, narrative therapy, and a strengths-based approach.
In my practice, I commonly work individually or within a group with adolescents, adults, and older adults on a wide variety of clinical concerns such as:
· Anxiety & Worry
· Grief and Loss
· Difficult Life Transitions
· Mindfulness (group therapy)
· Worthiness & Self-Compassion (individually as well as group therapy)
I am a Registered Social Worker (#12770) with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.
I am also a member of the British Columbia Association of Social Workers (#1006632).
My interests and love of learning lead me to finishing my Masters of Social Work, at the UBC Okanagan campus. I completed 900 hours in two different clinical placements. Upon graduating, I had the privilege of working alongside adults with diverse-abilities in the community. Presently, and in addition to my private practice, I am also working at a complex residential care home for older adults where I assist and support individuals and their families.
If you have any questions about my services please connect with me. I offer free consultations via phone or email.
Online and phone-based counselling are also offered for individuals who are seeking flexibility and extra privacy.
Lauren Gaudet ReachesWest Kelowna BC