It all starts with the first step...

Welcome to a safe place for you to feel heard and understood.

​We’re a clinical therapy practice, offering confidential mental health counselling and support to individuals, couples and families in Saint John and surrounding areas.

No one should have to work through their challenges alone.


Our team is here to listen and provide support to people of all ages, to help

navigate challenges you are experiencing.  Our goal is to assist you in

leading a healthy and empowered life

We value the dignity and worth of all people. We are dedicated to promoting

an environment of respect and appreciation for all.




Covid19 Updates, ​Virtual & In-Person Counselling Sessions



Masks are required and we are following all public health guidelines to keep you safe at our clinic.


If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, we ask you to please switch your session to virtual to avoid a last minute cancellation fee as we are aware symptoms can arise without notice. 

Please note 24 hours notice is required for appointment cancellations as a time commitment was made to you and was held exclusively for you. This also allows us the time to offer the appointment to another client who is waiting to be seen.


Please call (506) 651-1239 for any appointment changes.  Thank you.

There will be a half session charge for all late cancels (less than 24 hours notice) and a full session charge for no shows. 

 We are real so you can be too. 

COVID -19 Level 3 Update - January 14, 2022 

We remain OPEN for in-person sessions but encourage virtual/phone sessions when possible.


For those who are unable to accommodate a virtual model of therapy, in-person options are available. We recognize this model does not work for everyone in all situations and want to be sensitive to that.


Mental health support is very much needed right now and we recognize this, while balancing our responsibility to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect those who are vulnerable.

Our Free Friday drop-in program will remain hybrid (both in-person and virtual therapy offered), but we recommend a phone call if you have a way to do so. If not, please drop in. We are here to provide support and guidance from 1-4 pm.

To switch your upcoming appointment to a virtual session please contact your therapist directly or reach out to our admin team at 

651-1239 or email admin@lauragatien.com.


Mental health and physical health are deeply connected.

​Those living with mental health challenges are at higher risk of experiencing many chronic physical conditions. Conversely, those living with chronic physical health conditions are more likely to experience poor mental health. Taking care of your mental health is a key part of taking care of your overall physical health and wellness. The link between body and mind is powerful.

 Our Approach 

Experience a real & relaxed approach to narrow the gap between you and your therapist. 

Laura & her associates follow 4 core values...



We pride ourselves on making you feel comfortable, at ease and ensuring you feel understood.


We go above and beyond to meet your needs. If we can't help you, we will connect you with someone else who may be able to. 


We model openness, honesty and genuineness in our approach as therapists. Connection is our priority.


We honor the fundamental value of equality and fairness for all.

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with Laura.

An email full of tips & strategies on mental health topics just for you, even if you feel you don't have mental health issues.

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Laura Gatien & Associates

Counselling Services

307 Westmorland Rd.

Saint John, New Brunswick E2J 2G2

Book by Email: admin@lauragatien.com

​Call for Appointment: (506) 651-1239

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Our new location...
307 Westmorland Road
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