Laurie Ponsford-Hill

Therapist Profile


Laurie Ponsford-Hill is a Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (AAMFT/OAMFT), Certified Canadian Psychotherapist (CCPA), Registered Art Therapist (CATA), Accredited Family Mediator (OAFM), and a Registered Social Worker (OCSWSSW). She graduated from University of Toronto in 2008 as a Minister/Pastoral counsellor and has graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario with a PhD in Human Relationships. She has worked as a Therapist for over many years with the majority of her time spent in private practice. She opened her private practice in 2005; sees children, teens, adults, families, couples, groups, organizations and businesses; and is one of the few counselling services that provides a wide range of services to her clients under one roof. Her private practice offers a variety of services including Mediation, Psychotherapy, Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Hypnosis, Parenting Skills Training, Parent Co-ordination, and Personal Skills development.

Laurie has extensive experience with individuals in conflict and regularly teaches collaborative problem solving skills to her clients. Laurie is currently expanding her private practice to include Mediation and Parent Co-ordination.

Mediation Services include: Seperation and Divorce Agreements, Family Disputes, Parenting Plans, Post-Divorce Issues and Elder Care Disputes.

Qualifications and Clinical Specialties

  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Approved Supervisor
  • Registered Marriage and Family therapist
  • Registered Social Worker
  • Doctoral student of Wilfred Laurier University
  • Graduate of University of Toronto
  • Masters of Counselling Psychology
  • Life Skills and Organizational and Relationships Systems Coach Certificate
  • Registered Canadian Art Therapist
  • Family and Divorce Conflicts Training
  • Certified Anger Management and Domestic Abuse
  • Graduate Certificate in Addictions
  • Accredited Family Mediator
  • Qualified Mediator/Arbitrator (parenting coordinator)
  • Certified Canadian Counsellor and Psychotherapist
  • Certified hypnotherapist
  • Certified Neuro-Linguistic Processing Practitioner
  • Certified Eye Movement and Desensitization Processing (EMDR) Practitioner
  • EMDR – Child Specialist
  • Critical Incidence Stress Management (CISM) Training for Individuals and Groups
  • Advanced Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist (EFT)
  • Pastoral Counsellor
  • Ordained Non-Denominational Minister
  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Certified Nutritional and Integrative Therapist
  • IFS

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