Dr. Laurie Hollis-Walker, Ph.D., CPsych

Education & Training

Dr. Laurie Hollis-Walker holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from York University, complemented by an MA in Clinical Psychology and a B.A. (Hon.) in Psychology from Brock University. With a strong foundation in psychological theory and research, her academic journey has equipped her with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide comprehensive mental health care in various settings.

Additionally, Dr. Hollis-Walker has pursued specialized training, including certificates in San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety, Mental Health Support for Gender-Diverse Youth, Mental Health Support for Trans- and Gender-Diverse Youth, and Facilitating Restorative Justice. These certifications demonstrate her commitment to cultural competence, inclusivity, and ongoing professional development. Her experience extends to providing services for couples navigating relational challenges. She focuses on helping couples cultivate healthier patterns of communication, foster emotional intimacy, and strengthen their bond. Dr. Hollis-Walker is dedicated to serving diverse populations, including LGBTQQ2-S individuals, male survivors of sexual abuse, and Aboriginal, Indigenous, and First Nations peoples.

Theoretical Approach

Dr. Hollis-Walker employs Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) along with a client-centered, humanistic approach to therapy. She integrates evidence-based techniques to tailor treatment plans to the unique needs of each individual, couple, or group. With a commitment to ongoing learning and growth, she draws upon diverse theoretical frameworks to inform her practice, ensuring a holistic and effective approach to mental health care.

Languages

Dr. Hollis-Walker provides services in English.

Personal Background

Dr. Hollis-Walker brings a wealth of personal and professional experiences to her practice. With a lifelong dedication to learning and growth, Her empathetic nature, openness to experience, and tenacity make her a compassionate and effective therapist. Committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, Dr. Hollis-Walker’s personal values align with her professional endeavors, driving her to create safe and welcoming spaces for all clients.

Memberships

College of Psychologists of Ontario (Certificate 7339)
American Psychological Association
Canadian Psychological AssociationSociety for Psychotherapy Research
Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration
Ontario Psychological Association