Catherine Lauber, Mdiv, MA, RP
Catherine’s passion has always been to find ways of using her gifts to help others. Early in her career she was drawn to working in business administration and human resources management. Although she felt like she was using many of her skills, she didn’t feel fulfilled in her job and felt pressures to fit into a system that “just did not fit me.”
Seven years later, in 2001, she was working for a financial services company and facing burnout. She was struggling to cope in a highly stressful, fast paced job and in her words, “I found myself trying to use the force of willpower alone, to push through some pretty serious health symptoms. I was tired all the time and I felt cranky, frustrated and overwhelmed. I could not concentrate on what I was doing and I lost my ability to plan and strategize (key components of my profession). Increased levels of anxiety, and then depression, were clear signs that my mental health needed a boost. But, I felt ashamed for being weak, and I was afraid that others would judge me and treat me differently if I asked for help.”
When the company she was working for needed to downsize, she accepted the buyout package that was offered, and started therapy the same week. After recovering from depression, by using a variety of holistic approaches, she was able to reflect on how to better utilize her gifts in her next career. She earned a Master of Divinity from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California and a Master of Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. Upon graduating she opened a counselling practice and has been working as a Psychotherapist ever since. Catherine feels that she is now able to combine both her business experience with her passion for helping others into a much more fulfilling career.
Catherine is registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She uses a variety of modalities in her practice, and takes a holistic approach to mental health. She uses the following techniques:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy
- Somatic Therapies
- Grief Therapy
- Trauma Therapies
- Stress Management
- Mind-body-spirit integration
If you are dealing with a life crisis, stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, or grief, Catherine is able to help. Her clients have had great success in moving through the challenges they are facing in their life and they appreciate the individualized and holistic approach to their mental health concerns.
What Does a Psychotherapy Session Look Like?
Psychotherapy is also known as “talk-therapy”. During a private and confidential session, the Psychotherapist guides the conversation using the different modalities best suited to address your concerns. Together you will explore your experiences, engage with your emotions, and reflect on your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. The therapy office is designed to be comfortable and inviting, and be a place where you can feel safe and supported as you move through your process to reach your goals.
How Much Do Sessions Cost?
- 50 minute session $159.30 + HST ($180.00)
- 15 minute consultation FREE
If you are interested in learning more about working with Catherine, call 519-267-7900 to schedule a FREE 15 minute consultation. During this session you will have the opportunity to discuss your vision for your health, ask any questions you may have, and learn some of the ways in which Catherine can you help you regain your energy, joy and peace of mind.
Is Psychotherapy covered by insurance?
Yes! Psychotherapy is now included in most health insurance plans. Check your benefit plan to confirm that this service is covered. If you do not see psychotherapy in your benefits, contact your HR department to ask if it can be added to your package.
If you are ready to get to work today, you can book a full session with Catherine Lauber through the online booking system.
Please note: Catherine Lauber is an independent contractor. The services listed on our website does not signify a joint venture, partnership, employer/employee relationship or any other relationship between Catherine Lauber and Nature’s Vibe, except that of two independent contracting parties. Catherine Lauber agrees that she is not and shall not represent herself to be an employee of Nature’s Vibe for any purpose and shall not incur any obligations nor make any promise or representation on behalf of the same.