Lasha Markowski

Lasha Gauthier M.A

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Lasha obtained her Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University and also holds a bachelors degree from the University of Calgary in Disability Studies: Community Rehabilitation.

While completing her degrees, Lasha worked with children and adults with disabilities. Lasha has worked with adults who’ve acquired brain injuries, and with children who have disabilities, while concurrently providing parent coaching and family supports. Lasha’s experience working with these individuals and families has given her the opportunity to see how mental health affects everyone involved.

Lasha possesses a warm and welcoming tone that encourages others to feel comfortable in sharing their experiences and concerns. Lasha is genuine and compassionate in her approach, and creates a safe, positive, and professional setting for clients to reach their goals.

In Lasha’s work as a therapist, she utilizes an eclectic approach, which includes person-centered, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical-behavioural therapy (DBT), 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 seeing individuals over the age of three, and can provide counselling supports in the following areas:

  • 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