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We want you and your therapist to develop a bond. In addition to matching your therapeutic needs to the specialization of the therapist, we also take into account your specific needs around language, culture, life experiences and therapy style.
Complete our online intake form so we can learn more about you.
We’ll provide therapist options matched to your challenges and goals.
Schedule your first appointment with your matched therapist*.
*In-line with Public Health recommendations for social distancing, Layla's partner therapists have mostly moved their practices to remote for the time being.
Serving Ontario & Alberta residents
Our care team will help you find the right therapist or group from our curated community of licensed mental health professionals across Ontario & Alberta. We’ll start by reviewing your current challenges and your goals for therapy.
Hannah has over 5 years of experience supporting youth, adults and families. Hannah completed a degree in Special Care Counselling from Lasalle College in Montreal finishing with a year long practicum in the Department with Youth with Difficulties. Hannah was able to participate in assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder and developmental delays as well as supported organized and lead psychoeducational groups with new families. Hannah has spent the last 3 years working in Calgary at a Crisis Stabilization program where she has supported youth and families through counselling. This included supporting youth through homelessness, family relationship breakdowns, addictions/recovery, big life changes and transitions. Through her work Hannah has identified a passion for client advocacy, person centred care and creating genuine connections with those she works with. On her off time Hannah enjoys being outside and exploring the beautiful outdoors Alberta has to offer, spending time with friends and of course a good Netflix marathon.
Dorraine obtained her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Burman University in Alberta. She has over five years of experience helping others with various mental health needs and disabilities. Her previous role was as Service Coordinator at Canadian Mental Health Association, where she helped adults with acquired brain injuries access services which allowed them to regain independence in self-identified areas of their lives. Dorraine realized she was passionate about mental health after sharing her therapy experience with family and friends, which then caused them to explore therapy on their own. She understands the importance of being client-centric so individuals can stay encouraged on their mental health journey. During her free time, Dorraine enjoys cooking, spending quality time with family and friends, and hiking the Rocky Mountains in Alberta.
Cecilia has over 10 years of providing customer service to many community and mental health organizations. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Western Ontario and pursued further studies in the field of Applied Behavioural Analysis. She found out she had an affinity towards mental health and while volunteering at the Humber River Regional Hospital as a Mental Health Assistant. This led to some of her extensive experience with mental health which includes support to individuals with substance abuse disorders and volunteering as a support worker for Crisis Helplines.Some of Cecilia's hobbies include taking long walks, watching horror movies, and spending time with family.
Chantal has a diverse professional career with experience ranging from customer service, community-based work, clinical work, to mental health and more. As a graduate with honors of the Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistant program, Chantal has gained comprehensive experience with chronic pain, neurological conditions, neurodivergent populations, mental health as well as MVA and WSIB clients. She has gained her experience through working in a hospital, clinical, and community setting. Chantal spent the majority of her life immersed in the arts; pursuing dance in her youth, and then teaching it to individuals with differing ages and abilities. Chantal was an Ambassador and Community Leader with the Toronto Argonauts, where she spent her time working and volunteering at various events and charities. She advocated for the anti-bullying and prevention program “Huddle Up”, as well as programs supporting the well-being of youth. Outside of work, Chantal loves to spend her time practicing yoga, listening to vinyl, reading and going for hikes.
Adrianna is a registered Social Worker who graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Social Work degree. Adrianna’s experience has been focused on the importance of client-centered and evidence-based care within mental health. She has been involved in developing client intake processes, assessment, follow-up and implementing plans of care for individuals with diverse backgrounds, varied needs, preferences and goals. Additionally, Adrianna has worked with women who have experienced violence; substance use/addiction; homelessness; poverty; and unemployment. She understands the importance of creating connections with clients and is dedicated to helping them along the path to improved mental health. Some of Adrianna’s interests include: playing tennis; going to the movies with friends; and trying out new restaurants in and around Toronto.
Valerie is a Registered Psychotherapist who has worked for more than a decade in community mental health. She holds a Masters of Arts in Psychology from Médaille College and a Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Toronto. Valerie has extensive clinical experience working with individuals and groups on addressing diverse mental health concerns including complex trauma, suicidal ideation, concurrent disorders, and the impact of socioeconomic status on mental health. She is passionate about exploring the role of digital health technologies on reducing health disparities in the mental health sector. Outside of work, Valerie enjoys baking, working on her green thumb, and visiting local coffee shops.
We understand that people have lives. Let us know where, when, and how you would like to meet your therapist. We can accommodate day time, evening, weekend, and virtual options.
I'm so happy with Layla services! Layla made finding an individual therapist and a group therapy program so easy. I was able to compare therapist profiles and ask for help from the Care Coordinators. This was my first time looking for formal therapy, and Layla made the process way less intimidating. I recommend!!
A very thoughtful and compassionate approach to health care and ensuring each of its users accesses services best suited to individual needs. The service is particularly helpful for "breaking the ice" when embarking on the therapy/counselling journey for the first time. Staff is kind, responsive and very professional.
Intake was amazingly professional and easy. They matched me to someone who is just a great fit and we've been making more progress than I've had with other therapists. I've had to move around quite a bit due to work, and now that we're having our sessions online I look forward to having this be a long-term relationship regardless of my location.
In most cases, therapy sessions are covered by your insurance provider. Sign up and talk to one of our care coordinators to find out more information—it’s free!
Note: Our price for Individual psychotherapy changes to $150 (from $130) per session effective October 1, 2021.
We engage in partnerships with community-based organizations and insurers through Layla Specialty Programs
With Trillium Health Partners’ Insight Heath Solutions and its WSIB Specialty Programs.See Programs
*In-line with Public Health recommendations for social distancing, Layla's partner therapists have mostly moved their practices to remote for the time being.Get Started
Our clients are interested in self-discovery, emotional healing, or are working through a range of challenges that respond well to therapy. For example, these include: stress, anxiety, phobias, depression, mood disorders, borderline personality disorder, self-esteem, anger, addictions, trauma, relationships, family conflict, couples counselling, and life transitions.
At this time, Layla is only able to work with clients who are residents of Ontario and Alberta. Please note that Layla does not provide crisis support. If you or someone else is in crisis and require immediate assistance, call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.
Our therapists draw on a range of evidence-based methods and each specializes in certain approaches. Most commonly, these include: cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), emotion-focused therapy (EFT), mindfulness-based, trauma-focused, psychodynamic, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). We certainly do not expect clients going into therapy to understand how these approaches work, and we are happy to provide them with information on these and other methods.
No. We are happy to assist anyone with their unique challenges and goals.
Our therapists operate out of their own location, provide sessions in-person, online, or by phone. Today, our therapists are located across Ontario and Alberta. We are continuously building out our community.
Individual and Couples Therapy sessions are typically 50 minutes long. In some cases, your first session with the therapist will be a little longer.
Therapy can range from short-term to longer term depending on the client’s case and their goals. This can be discussed with your therapist, and the two of you can always collaboratively assess your timeline and progression.
Group Therapy sessions vary in length but typically range from 1.5 to 2 hours. Our current group programs typically last for 12 or 24 weeks.