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Trauma - Informed
Holistic
Experiential

I can help you with...

Depression
Stress
Anxiety
Self-Esteem
Anger
Relationships
Grief
Trauma

Services

Individual Counselling

Counselling is a safe, supportive, nonjudgmental process designed to help you understand life problems and yourself better in a confidential space. People from all walks of life see counsellors for different reasons:

  • To understanding how life events can impact us
  • To learn to manage difficult emotions, relationships, and situations
  • To find solutions in challenging times
  • To meet individual goals

All sessions are private and confidential, according to the Code of Ethics as laid out by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.


Services

Nature-Based Therapy Sessions

The natural environment is mindful and self-reflective space, that allows us to connect deeply with ourselves. Sessions can be still or movement oriented, incorporating the ability of nature to positively impact our inner world.

Adopt the pace of nature: Her secret is patience. -Emerson

Services

Equine Assisted Counselling

Currently unavailable due to COVID-19 restrictions

Equine assisted counselling is an effective, research proven mental health intervention that utilizes horses in counselling sessions. It's been shown to lower blood pressure, heart rate, and alleviates stress.

Horses are non-judgmental, have no preconceived expectations or motives, and are highly effective at mirroring attitudes and behaviors of the humans with whom they are working.

Benefits of equine therapy sessions include:
  • Self-confidence
  • Increased positivity
  • Reduction in stress & anxiety
  • Improved communication
  • Relationship building
  • Improved self awareness
  • Healthy assertiveness
  • Setting boundaries
  • Creative freedom - learning to be playful and have fun

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About Me

Karen
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Karen Lara

MC, CCC

Mental Health Therapist

EAGALA certified

Karen holds a BA Psychology (honours) and Masters of Counselling Psychology degree. She is a registered therapist through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (#10000784) and is certified under the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association as a equine mental health professional. Karen focuses her clinical practice in the area of complex trauma and is passionate about body-centered modalities for emotional growth and healing, particularly through horses.

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Pricing

Private Online Counselling &
Nature Based Therapy

$125/hour

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Families
Equine Assisted Counselling

$150/hour

  • Individual session
Extended Health Benefits
&
3rd Party Providers
    Coverage for counselling is available through many benefits programs.
  • I'll help you explore your options.

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