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My name is Lauren Kates.

I am a registered Social Worker with 12+ years experience in the counselling field. I also have post graduate education in psychotherapy and certified in couples counselling. Helping others through psychotherapy has always been my passion. This motivates me to continuously research new tools and techniques to help my clients effectively heal emotional blocks, wounds and access their greater selves. My professional experience includes supporting clients of all ages, genders and backgrounds.

I believe that therapy can be a place of hope and new beginnings. As a practitioner, I am passionate about helping clients regain a sense of hope and possibility. I seek to support my clients through their journey of healing and empower them to make new choices in order to cultivate the life they want.

With extensive training in many therapeutic modalities, my approach is client-centered and collaborative. I consider sensitivity, compassion and humour to be essential for building a safe therapeutic relationship. We start where you are currently at and go at a pace that is comfortable for you.

When you are ready to make a positive change, I am here to support you.

Contact me today 647-956-6019

Younique Therapy Locations

I provide counselling to clients who live in all of York Region, Toronto and surrounding areas. I have three office locations in Richmond Hill, Oak Ridges and Newmarket.

In addition, I offer online video counselling sessions to support my Canadian and international clients who live in all areas of the world