Laura Montgomery, MSW RSW

Individual, Child and Family Counsellor, Parent Educator

Laura has extensive experience serving individuals and families as they navigate transitions, grief and loss, and transform life-negating patterns. Some of the areas Laura works with include anxiety, depression, OCD, post-trauma integration, relationship challenges, parenting, and divorce and separation. Laura believes that challenges become a path to building self-esteem and resiliency. Laura’s approach is to serve as an active guide to develop the foundation for a life lived in alignment with one’s purpose and in meaningful relationship with others.

Laura has a special interest in attachment and parenting. As a member of the specialized Family Forward Team she applies her attachment training to assist in treating attachment disruptions, and building stronger parent child relationships. Laura has trained in the relational developmental parenting approach of Dr. Gordon Neufeld at the Neufeld Institute. As a mother herself, she understands that there are both joys and challenges in parenting. Laura is heartfelt and practical in working to strengthen the child-parent attachment, both within her own life and that of her clients.

Laura has been trained in specialized somatic body based therapies that have greatly benefited her clients. She is also dedicated to mindfulness, and integrates these effective skills into the therapeutic context.

Warmth, humour, direct communication, compassion and humanity are found in each encounter with Laura. She honours the life challenges, courage, and wisdom that bring each person to her door. Laura works collaboratively and tailors her therapeutic approach to meet the unique needs and goals of each person and family. Working with Laura bridges the inner work of growth with practical steps that clients can take with them into their lives.