Clinician Bio

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Lauren Kalvari

MSW RSW

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Social Worker

“I love what I do and believe in the ability of people to change their present situation!  I work with a trauma-informed approach with the ultimate goal to cope and thus “get up in the morning” with a purpose. I cautiously unpack trauma histories replacing them with new meanings and hope.”

Professional Background

  • Masters of Social Work from York University
  • Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers
  • Member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers

Conditions Treated

  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

Approaches Used

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Attachment Based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Emotion Focused
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Family of Origin Work
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness Based 
  • Multicultural
  • Person Centred
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief
  • Strenghts Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused

How it Works

Each session is 60 minutes in length.

Team Approach

During your care I may refer you to other team members or services that can help you achieve your unique goals. For example, I may suggest you receive counselling from our Registered Dietician, or that you see our Naturopathic Doctor to address physical health concerns.

Fun Facts

Lauren has a sense of humor and a strong intuition. She has worked in the past for provincial welfare and mental health agencies and currently offers her services to charities regarding intimate partner violence, disability and aging issues.  She is also the mother of 4, 3 boys and 1 girl.