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Laurel McCloskey, BSW, MSW
Registered Social Worker

Services Offered:

Adult psychotherapy

Accelerated Resolution Therapy


Specialities: 

Trauma/PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Relationships, Life Transitions, Stress


$160 per individual session (50 minutes)

Are you feeling stuck in your relationships or with your feelings?  We all experience challenges at times and have normal periods of ups and downs.  The difficulty is when we feel stuck – either in a particular mood state (such as depression or anxiety), in our reactions to triggers, or in our relationships.  I approach counselling as a creative and collaborative process used to tap into your innate wisdom, access your inner resources, and develop healthy coping strategies in a safe and supportive environment. I will see your strengths as well as your struggles.  My goal is to guide you as you discover the path that is best for you.  Through increasing bodily awareness and deepened cognitive insight, you will find new ways to be in relationship with yourself and others.


I have experience and training in various modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy for Depression, Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy for Bipolar Disorder, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, and inner child work.  I also have specialized experience in therapy for trauma with training in Somatic Experiencing and Accelerated Resolution Therapy® (ART). ART uses rapid eye movements to change the way in which distressing memories and images are stored in the brain to minimize strong physical and emotional reactions. ART is recognized as an effective psychotherapy for PTSD, depression, stress, and personal resilience. I am a peer-recommended clinician for the Ottawa Police, as well as having extensive experience working with First Responders.


Using these diverse approaches, I take a collaborative and empathic approach to help my clients set and take action on therapeutic goals and achieve measurable outcomes.  Whether you are struggling with specific issues or seeking deeper meaning in your life, I would be honoured to witness your journey and guide you to connect with your innate resources and wisdom.  I look forward to supporting you to find movement where you feel stuck.  


I am currently seeing clients via phone and video sessions with limited space for in-person sessions as required.  Please feel free to email me at laurelmtherapy@gmail.com to schedule a free 10-minute phone consultation to find out if I am the right therapist for you.