Lasha Markowski

Lasha Gauthier

Practicum Student

Lasha is passionate about helping all individuals reach their full potential. Lasha is currently completing a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University. While completing her course studies she has been working at our sister agency Crossroads Family Services as a Team Lead. In that position, Lasha works with children and families, particularly assisting those with special needs. In addition, Lasha possesses an undergraduate degree from University of Calgary in Disability Studies: Community Rehabilitation. Lasha has over five years experience in community services.

Lasha’s experience working with families has given her the opportunity to see how mental health affects the whole family unit. She possesses a warm and welcoming tone that encourages others to feel comfortable in sharing their concerns in a safe, positive, and professional setting. Lasha consistently shows a genuine and compassionate approach to each of her clients in order to assist them in reaching their goals.

Lasha utilizes an eclectic approach which includes CBT, Solution Focused, and psychoeducation, and is currently providing counselling to clients over the age of three. She is able to help individuals with the following concerns:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss
  • Stress Management
  • Self-Esteem and Confidence
  • Self-Compassion
  • Boundaries
  • Perfectionism
  • Life Transitions and Changes
  • Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • Relationship Issues
  • Emotion Regulation Issues
  • Parenting
  • Living with Disabilities