I am unfortunately not accepting new clients at this time. If you are interested in being placed on a waitlist for any future availability please email lauren@ignitewellness.ca.

Please note that as of March 15th, 2020 all sessions will be conducted virtually using secure video chat or via phone call.  We are currently available to take new clients and have sliding scale fees available for those impacting financially by the current crisis.  If you have any questions please contact us at hello@ignitewellness.ca.  The whole Ignite team is here to support you during this difficult time.

Welcome to Ignite Counselling & Wellness Services! My name is Lauren Groves and I am a Registered Psychologist. I aim to inspire change and stimulate excitement and passion in my clients. I believe that everyone is the expert of their own lives and are capable of making positive changes. I view my role as a guide to assist people in tapping into their own wisdom and power. I approach my practice through a feminist therapy lens; which means I don’t believe counselling should be a mystery and actively work to develop a collaborative working relationship with my clients. ​ I have experience and enjoy working with issues related to body image, self-esteem, self-compassion, assertive communication and boundaries. I maintain a body positive, sex positive, queer and trans friendly, safe(r) space within my practice. ​ My practice is conveniently located on Whyte Avenue and is accessible from multiple bus routes and free parking is available. Sliding scale fees are available for those who are unable to afford the typical cost of counselling. ​ Note: The office is accessed by one set of stairs

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Currently accepting new clients on a limited basis I’m a non-binary, queer, fat white person, and I specifically use feminist therapy as my foundation, building on that by using specific interventions (depending on what is the best fit for a client/s). Some examples include attachment therapy, compassion-focused therapy, narrative therapy, Adlerian strengths-based therapy, and modified cognitive-behavioural therapy. Further, I engage in a client-centred framework: you are the best expert on your lived experience, and we will work together to figure out priorities as well as treatment plans. Together, we will find a way to support you in a manner that works best for your needs. LGBT2SQ+, sex worker, kinky, and/or polyamorous clients welcome.

I work with clients on a variety of issues, including:

ADHD Depression/Anxiety Boundaries/Relationships Compassion Fatigue/Burnout Life Transitions Trauma Stress

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Welcome! I’m a Registered Psychologist who has worked in non-profit organizations, residential treatment, private practice, and doing psychoeducational and psychological assessments.

Having sat on both sides of the metaphorical therapy couch, I truly value the therapist-client relationship. My priority is a warm, accepting, and safe(r) space. I view people not as isolated units, but as relational creatures existing within systems that influence our wellbeing. This means healing doesn’t take place alone either. I am here to understand, acknowledge, and validate your experiences, while empowering you to tackle day to day and major life challenges.

My practice is guided by a trauma-informed, feminist perspective, and I integrate various strategies based on individual needs. I draw from areas including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), mindfulness, emotion focused therapy (EFT), EMDR, and attachment theory. I’ve worked with people dealing with anxiety, depression, ADHD, emotional dysregulation, low self-esteem, difficulty setting boundaries and being assertive, identity development, parenting children with mental health challenges, and parent-teen conflict. People of all genders, body sizes, and sexual orientations are welcome.

Struggling is hard work, and much more common than our society lets on. I’d be honoured to help lighten your load.

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I am unfortunately not accepting new clients at this time. If you are interested in being placed on a waitlist for any future availability please email michelle@ignitewellness.ca.

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