Dana Lauder
Dana Lauder
RP (Qualifying), Intern Therapist
Low Cost Rate
Standard Rate
Waterloo, Ontario
Currently Practicing
In Person, Online
Dana Lauder
RP (Qualifying), Intern Therapist


Have you ever been told you are too sensitive? Are you tired of feeling misunderstood?  I understand that vulnerability and facing big emotions, like grief or anxiety, can be scary. I want to provide a caring, respectful and non-judgemental environment for you to explore, process and sit with your emotions so that you can show up in your life and relationships with greater courage and authenticity. I want to empower you to discover that sense of a competent self that can deal with existential life issues and become fully alive and fully yourself.

One of the life experiences that led me on this journey to become a therapist was the loss of my father when I was 16 years old. I noticed that talking about and acknowledging the difficult emotions surrounding this loss was uncomfortable for a lot of people around me. I learned at the time that the answer was to push those feelings away. It wasn’t until later in life that I recognized that confronting and talking about those emotions honestly and openly would allow me to heal and become more authentic in my life and relationships. I want you to see that it’s possible and it’s not so scary.

My areas of special interest include loss and grief, highly sensitive people, depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, and relationships. I take a humanistic, trauma-informed, holistic approach to therapy that is tailored to your life and needs. I am currently working on certification in Emotionally-Focused Therapy.

We all deserve some support sometimes and I want to make this journey a little less scary for you.  A free 15-minute consultation is always available.

Community Focus:
BIPOC, Couples/Partners, Disability, LGBTQ+, Men, Parents, Teens, Women
Anxiety, Break-Ups, Burnout/Stress, Childhood Abuse, Depression, Family of Origin, Grief/Loss, Post Partum, Relationships, Self Esteem, Trauma
Emotion Focused, Existential, Mindfulness, Narrative, Trauma Informed
Languages Spoken:
* Available In-Person in Ontario
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Waterloo, Ontario
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