Lauren Fiamelli

MSW, RSW, Brampton-Based Psychotherapist (Online) Specializing in Anxiety, OCD, & Other Disorders

I am located in Brampton, ON, and am available for online counselling.  I also work with clients throughout Ontario (and beyond) in an online therapy (phone or video) setting.

You can reach me at [email protected] or through our contact form to request a complimentary discussion of your situation and goals.

About Lauren Fiamelli

MSW, RSW, Psychotherapist

What I can help with

I can help with a wide variety of challenges, including:

  • OCD
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • bipolar disorder
  • borderline personality disorder
  • issues affecting First Nations people
  • impulse control disorders
  • school issues (including school anxiety and avoidance)
  • and many more

Whom I can help

Adults and teens  16+, generally.

My approach to counselling

It’s hard for me to describe my approach to counselling, because I try to tailor it to your specific needs, personality, and story.  But I can touch on a few beliefs that (I hope) give you a sense of my philosophy:

– Therapy should be a space where you say what you don’t feel you can say anywhere else.  That may take some getting used to, but it’s an important understanding to develop.

– Laughter can be a strong medicine.  As one who used to do stand-up comedy, I know how much work it can be to get to a point where you can laugh a little, or at least crack a smile.  As one who has availed myself of therapy, I know how some therapists can be a “tough room” and make you feel self-conscious, despite the best of intentions.  My hope is to be an “easy room” where you can be yourself and not filter yourself.

– Empathy matters more than just about anything.  I’m told I have a high level of empathy, but I would say that is just another way to describe curiosity.  If I gloss over too many chapters of your life’s story, then of course some things won’t make as much sense.  That is why I hope to cover as many chapters as you would like to share, so we can figure out what the next chapters can be about.

– I operate in an anti-oppressive framework, in recognition of marginalized communities’ and individuals’ unique challenges.

Professional and educational background

My career began in crisis services for a crisis phone line and safe beds facility.  I then moved to providing case management for folks with dependencies and mental health issues. During this time I also worked for a walk-in counselling program. I did my MSW placement at a Friendship Centre and helped develop a program using both Western and traditional Indigenous approaches to care. I continued working with the Indigenous population alongside the healers and Elders on a part-time basis after my placement was completed.

I have a BA in Honours Psychology, a Post-Grad Certificate in Concurrent Disorder, and a Masters of Social Work.

Contact me to schedule a complimentary 20-minute discussion of your needs and goals

905-291-2900
[email protected]

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