About me

Laura Boyko

Hi. I’m Laura Boyko.

For 20 years I have worked with individuals with a variety of concerns such as mental health, addictions, relationships, and challenging life circumstances in a variety of environments such as community-based care, hospital and postsecondary education. I enjoy supporting people as they manage life transitions and set new goals. I invite couples to reignite their love for each other through a respectful and collaborative process. I engage with families who are traversing through stages of change with empathy and active listening.

My expertise in areas such as mental health, addictions, relationships (i.e. communication and conflict resolution), grief/loss, and employment transitions will hopefully match a challenge that you are currently facing.

Whatever may be testing you right now, know that you are not alone. I am glad you are taking this step to care for your mental health and be your very best version of you.

I am a registered social worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and I have a Master of Social Work from York University. I am a certified Life & Wellness Coach(ACC) through the International Coaching Federation. I am a lifelong learner and take every opportunity to learn about others, new counselling approaches and the world around me. I have developed skills in couples therapy, different modalities(CBT, solutions focused/IFS/mindfulness) of therapeutic interventions, as well as leadership-based training such as teamwork, executive presence, and strategic planning. I continue to strive to improve my practice and skills through regular engagement in courses, podcasts and webinars as education doesn’t always happen through formal academic means.

Outside of providing therapy to my amazing clients, I am married to my husband and partner in life and mother to two daughters. I give back to my community by volunteering on the Board of a local community health centre and as a trainer on my daughter’s hockey team. I love to play volleyball and walk with my Australian Sheppard, Sadie.

- Laura

Questions you may have

Going to see someone about your problems can be scary.

Lets get you the information you want to know.

People at all stages of life seek counselling to explore, discover and seek ways to improve or manage their mental health and relationships.  1/5 people will experience some form of mental health concern in any given year. It is a leading cause of disability in Canada. At any time 500,000 employed Canadians are unable to work due to mental illness. I work with youth(12+), young adults, mid-life to older adults.

Counselling can help you understand your mental health better and learn ways to cope better or find solutions. It can provide a place to learn more about yourself and your relationships so that you can live a more harmonious and peaceful life. It can help you see things differently in order to move past old hurts or traumatic experiences and feel in control of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

Services

Individual Therapy

Individuals

One on one counselling for individuals struggling with a variety of concerns using evidence-based practices. Feel comfortable knowing that all the intersections of you will be welcomed in a non-judgmental space where your thoughts & feelings can be discussed.

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Couple Therapy

Couples

Relationships can be challenging for a variety of reasons; communication, trust & commitment concerns and ways to manage the conflict are some. BeWell welcomes all couples to learn to love, appreciate and harness the relationship you dream of.

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Family Therapy

Families

The stages of life raising a family can be filled with experiences that test us but also fill us with joy. Family therapy is provided in an age-appropriate and engaging way that all members will feel heard and respected.

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Group Therapy

Groups

NOW AVAILABLE!!

Equine Assisted Therapy

COMING in SEPT!

Mindfulness Journaling Group: starts Sept 13 @7:30pm

Grief & Loss Group: TBD

There is freedom waiting for you,
On the breezes of the sky,
And you ask
"What if I fall?"
Oh but my darling,
What if you fly?”

― Erin Hanson

Contact

7-209 Dundas Street East
Whitby, Ontario
L1N 7H8

647-302-9355

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Land Acknowledgement

In the spirit of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, I am privileged to live and work here today and acknowledge that we are gathering from a variety of traditional and treaty territories including the Mississaugas of Scugog Island, First Nation, the Mississauga Peoples and the treaty territory of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation. It is on these ancestral and treaty lands that we teach, learn and live.