Catherine Lau is a Registered Psychotherapist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and Art Therapist with over 13 years of clinical experience supporting patients of all ages in both the community and hospital settings. She is honored to have been able to support over 2000 individuals with a variety of diagnoses such as acquired brain injury, autism spectrum disorder, depression, and anxiety. Catherine works from a person-centered, strengths-based lens and works collaboratively with the patient and family on their individual therapy goals.
Catherine’s primary clinical interest is in providing applied behavior analysis to patients with developmental disabilities, focusing on motivation and executive function coaching. She is also experienced in providing art therapy to patients who have experienced trauma including acquired brain injuries. Additionally, as a mother of two young children, Catherine understands a parent’s need to provide the absolute best care and support for one’s child and proudly offers play-based family art therapy.
Catherine also specializes in acceptance and commitment therapy in which the foundation of assessment and treatment is based on the patient’s strengths, values, and motivation. She then works collaboratively with the patient and family to set and work together towards meaningful and realistic therapy goals.
Catherine completed a Master of Applied Disability Studies specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis from Brock University, in addition to an advanced diploma in Behavioral Science from George Brown College. She also has a Masters-level Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy from the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute. She is a member in good standing of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).