Laura Langen

RCC #20480

Laura Langen is accepting new clients.

Laura is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BCACC.

Hi! My name is Laura and I am an RCC at Peak. I was born and raised in Saskatoon where I completed my business degree which supported me in my years of leadership and business development with value aligned companies.  Although I loved my work, my personal experiences with mental health and witnessing the need for quality mental health care led me to go back to school and dedicate my career to mental health. I personally have gone through my own mental health challenges and know what it is like to be in the dark and thinking things will not get better. I am here to tell you they can and although life can be hard, it can be really beautiful too.

If you are looking for a therapist that not only helps you with insight but supports you with positive change and taking action to improve your life, I may be a great fit. My approach works with both mind and body through a client centered, trauma informed, and anti-oppressive lens. I offer both individual and relationship therapy and virtually, in person, and outdoors in nature-based sessions. I regularly integrate acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) that focuses on working with our emotions and not against them. Somatic, body-based approaches are also a key element of my work as I believe there is deep wisdom in our bodies that cannot always be accessed by cognitive approaches alone. As a relationship therapist, my primary modality is Gottman Method with an aim to create shared meaning and understanding while managing emotions and conflict.

I know seeking support can bring up many emotions and I place my first priority on developing an authentic, trusting, and safe relationship with each other. I recognize no two humans are alike and we will work together to customize your therapy as we work together. I believe therapy should move between the dark tough times and the light celebratory times, and I integrate compassion, values-based work, and humour along the way in our process. Know you are not alone in what you are here for, and I look forward to meeting you and walking alongside you at this time in your life.

Laura’s informed consent form can be found here.

What is a personal challenge that you have overcome in your own life?

Since I was little, I experienced what is called depersonalization. To this day, I believe this mental health experience lacks understanding by society as a whole and in the mental health community. For years, I suffered in silence as I did not understand what was happening to me and was too afraid to speak up. When I had the courage to finally seek help, I was misdiagnosed several times, put on harmful medications, and felt like I would never feel better or understand what really was going on. I will never forget the day when I learned about depersonalization and through self -advocacy, found the proper treatment and support. Not giving up and getting the right help was a critical moment in my life I will never forget and I believe it led me to where I am today.

What have you learned from your work?

How accepting that nothing in life is permanent can bring peace.

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