Lasha Markowski

Lasha Gauthier M.A

Provisional Psychologist

Lasha is passionate about helping all individuals reach their full potential. Lasha achieved a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University, and has joined the Kells Counselling team as a provisional psychologist.

While completing her studies she worked at our sister agency, Crossroads Family Services as a Team Lead. In that position, Lasha worked 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 ten 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. Additionally, Lasha is trained  in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) to help individuals with the reprocessing of trauma

Lasha 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