Lara Kalaf (she/her)
" I am trained to help adults, children, adolescents, men, women, families, and professionals better cope with a wide variety of emotional, relational and personal challenges. If you are feeling overwhelmed, out-of touch with yourself or generally unhappy and enjoy a genuine conversation with another person willing to reach out to help, than I believe we would be a good fit. I developed an eclectic and culturally sensitive approach to therapy, heavily influenced by humanistic/existential, positive psychology, CBT, and expressive art therapy.
I am dedicated to empowering individuals suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, trauma, grief, acculturation difficulties, or eating disorders by helping them look past their life stressors and regain vitality, self-esteem, and purpose in life.
My diverse work experiences have nourished my therapeutic skills beyond what I have learned from my Ph.d. I work first on establishing a safe space and a uniquely customized treatment plan to meet the individual needs of each person so that they are truly comfortable in taking steps towards a more balanced life, free of unnecessary suffering. "
English, French, Spanish, Arabic
Profession(s) regulated by an order/requiring a permit:
Profession(s) not regulated by an order/requiring a permit:
Art Therapist, Other
Identifies as LGBTQ2S+:
Identifies as trans:
Member of association(s):
Association des psychothérapeutes du Québec
Provides services for:
Children (ages 0-12), Youth (ages 12-24), Adult (ages 25-64)
Currently accepting new clients:
Anxiety, Chronic Illness and/or Pain, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Emotional Issues and Disorders, Family Conflict, Grief, Life and/or Work Coaching, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sexual Violence, Sleep or Insomnia, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Testing and Evaluation, Transgender Issues, Trauma and PTSD
Offers a waitlist for potential clients:
Accessible facilities the space offers:
Offers services remotely:
Offers attestation letters for trans individuals:
Mandates / coverage accepted:
Accepts barter/trades as a payment option:
Attachment-based, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Eclectic, Existential, Expressive Arts, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Person-Centered, Play Therapy, Positive Psychology, Psychobiological Approach Couple Therapy (PACT), Relational, Strength-Based, Trauma-Focused