Laura Gatien & Associates Counselling Services Inc. is a clinical therapy practice offering confidential mental health counselling to people of all ages in Saint John.
We are real so you can be too
Important: Blue Cross and Johnsons Insurance require your therapist to have a MSW.
It is your responsibility to ensure your insurance plan covers Registered Social Workers.
No one should have to work though their challenges alone. We are here to listen and provide support to help you navigate life's difficulties. Getting started is easy, simply call and schedule your appointment. No referral necessary.
Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology from St. Francis
Xavier University, a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from St. Thomas
University and a Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of
Waterloo. Laura is a member in good standing with the New Brunswick
Association of Social Workers since 2011.
Most importantly, Laura is a hard working entrepreneur, wife, mom of 3 littles and mental health advocate who is committed to redefining the experience of going to therapy and has vowed to create supports that will make the experience meaningful and therapeutic for you. She uses the wisdom & learnings that come from the struggle of balancing life, motherhood and business to support clients in a truly genuine way.
Laura has diverse experience working with individuals on a range
of challenges including anxiety, depression, addiction, anger, trauma, grief, domestic violence, family & relationship issues, and chronic & life threatening health conditions. Laura specializes in working with couples experiencing marital or relational stress or who are in crisis. Laura is currently training in The Gottman Method for couples therapy. Laura has a real life approach to working with couples and understands that staying married can be quite challenging. The Gottman method is based on years of research and it aims to improve emotional connection, improve friendship, communication, intimacy and respect.
Laura has practiced social work in various fields including domestic
violence, community health care including palliative care & front-line
counselling, and has a strong knowledge of local community resources. She is a former board president for a local transition house for women and their children.
A real & relaxed approach to narrow the gap between you and your therapist.
Laura Gatien & Associates is centered on 4 core values
1. Warmth: We pride ourself on making you feel comfortable, at ease and ensuring you feel understood.
2. Dedicated: 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.
3. Vulnerability: We model open, honest and genuineness in our approach as therapists. Connection is our priority.
4. Equality: We treat our clients as equals and work daily to reduce the stigma for mental health challenges and spread the message that everyone struggles at times.
After our sessions together, you can expect to have an improved understanding of your challenges, a new perspective in which to view your issues, and improved coping strategies. We can help you gain control of your thoughts and begin to think differently about yourself. Therapy can help you move forward, improve healing, and help you find greater peace of mind.
We will work collaboratively to build short and long-term solutions while exploring the root of your issues. As a team of social workers, we have a unique understanding of the relationship between individuals and their environment and how stress can impact physical and mental health.
We believe you are the expert in your own life and respect your right to self determination. We practice from a client centered, strengths-based approach utilizing various counselling frameworks including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy, solution focused therapy and motivational interviewing. Our practice approach is evidence based and culturally sensitive.
It is our goal that every person feels comfortable and at ease therefore sessions are customized to meet your unique needs. We are committed to being authentic and acting with integrity. You can count on us.
Laura Gatien & Associates offers a variety of therapists all specializing in different challenges to support you. We are down to earth and meet clients where ever they are in their life.
The challenges I specialize in include:
Couples & relationship issues
Anxiety & panic
Self esteem, assertiveness, boundaries
Please reach out if you have any questions or to discuss your goals of counsellin.
Individual Therapy Session
1 hr | $140
We fall. We break. We fail. But then, We rise. We heal. We overcome.
Please contact for a free no obligation 15 minute phone consultation if you have any questions about how therapy can work for you and how we can work together. All voicemail messages are confidential.
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Laura Gatien & Associates Counselling Services
66 Waterloo Street, Suite 225
Saint John, NB
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.