dr. Laura Bailey
Registered PROvisional Psychologist
Drawing on 10 years of psychological training and experience, I provide therapy services to adults, adolescents (ages 12+), and couples. Creating a supportive, collaborative, and empowering environment free of judgement allows my clients to build upon their strengths and move towards achieving their personal goals. In our sessions we will explore what is currently getting in the way of your productivity, relationships, and happiness, and develop the skills to tackle future challenges with confidence.
My areas of Specialty
- Trauma/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Panic Attacks
- Rituals, Obsessive Thoughts, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Relationship and Marital Difficulties
- Couples Counselling
My primary approach to individual therapy is rooted in cognitive-behavioural theories. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) examines the connections between our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, and provides strategies for changing unhelpful patterns. Depending on my clients' needs, I draw from other evidence-based interventions, including dialectical behaviour therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness strategies. For my work with couples I follow an emotionally focused framework with the goal of creating new cycles of interaction and emotional experiences between partners.
I completed my undergraduate training in psychology at Queen’s University in 2010. My graduate studies took me to Thunder Bay, ON where I received my Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Lakehead University. I recently completed the final requirement for my doctorate in Clinical Psychology, a year-long residency at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. During my residency I worked with adults, adolescents, and military veterans with mood, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders. I am currently a Registered Provisional Psychologist in the province of Alberta (#2455p).
My clinical work has been conducted in hospitals, clinics, and private practices. I have worked with individuals from various cultural, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds and with diverse presenting issues, sexual orientations, and gender identities. In all my work I strive to provide evidence-based and client-centered care.
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In my work with adolescents I rely on psychotherapeutic approaches that have been rigorously tested and tailored to meet individual needs...read more
After experiencing a traumatic event you may find that you become stuck in a pattern of negative thoughts, behaviours, and emotions...read more
My work with couples utilizes an Emotionally Focused approach...read more