Camille Labelle, B.Sci.
Life can be overwhelming and intense, and everyone deserves support. Often, difficult experiences can impact how we think and feel and how we show up in the world. Therapy can be a space to explore those patterns and create new ones that better serve your goals and values. I believe that therapy can be accessible and empowering, and I’m here to support you on your journey to create meaningful, lasting change.
I work with adult clients in individual therapy who are struggling with a variety of concerns such as depression, anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, and/or feelings of low self-esteem. I have experience working with clients from a variety of cultural identities and backgrounds and 2SLGBTQ+ identified clients. I use a non-judgmental, anti-oppressive framework to support clients who are exploring their gender or sexual identity, or relationship model (such as open relationships, polyamory). I also support clients who are experiencing distress related to chronic pain or other health concerns. Many of my clients have past traumatic or extremely stressful experiences, either due to single incidents or due to chronic situations such as abuse and/or neglect. You may be experiencing one or many of these challenges – often, our symptoms are connected, and each person is unique.
I strive to create a confidential, safe space where you can feel supported and heard. I am an open, transparent counsellor, and I encourage you to ask questions and let me know what works best for you. I use an integrative approach, drawing from a variety of evidence-based therapeutic models, to provide care that is tailored to you and your goals. I operate from a humanistic, person-centered approach that values your wisdom and experience and builds on your strengths. I also draw from experiential models to explore with you your inner experience and create emotional shifts. I bring in mindfulness and cognitive/behavioural techniques to support you to identify and work with your thoughts, feelings and behaviour. My work is trauma-informed, based on an understanding of how past stressful and traumatic experiences may still impact you today, from a biological, psychological and social perspective. I operate from an anti-oppressive framework and believe that each person is uniquely impacted by their social and cultural context.
In our first session, we’ll discuss what brought you to therapy and what you would like to see change. I will share with you my framework for working with clients, what you can expect from therapy, and answer your questions. Together, we’ll collaborate to identify and set goals for therapy based on what is most important to you. In our sessions, we will work at your pace to explore the factors that are maintaining your symptoms and address core issues. Throughout the process, we’ll develop concrete strategies for managing your symptoms and a framework for understanding your experiences that resonates with you.
I am currently a therapist at the Centre for Interpersonal Relationships under the supervision of Dr. Lila Hakim, C.Psych., and I have experience working with clients who have a variety of backgrounds and counselling goals. I have also worked as a counsellor at York University’s Student Counselling, Health and Wellbeing Centre, providing video counselling to students during the COVID-19 pandemic. During a challenging time, I was grateful to be able to offer support and guide my clients to achieve their goals and thrive. I am currently completing my Masters in Psychology degree at Adler Graduate Professional School in Toronto, and I have a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Toronto, with a double major in Psychology and Sexual Diversity Studies. Throughout my work and school experience, I have been involved in several initiatives to support 2SLGBTQ+ communities and advocate for student mental health.
I strongly believe that mental health practitioners have a responsibility to advocate for the communities they serve and be active members of their professional organizations. I am a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, the Ontario Psychological Association, and the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals.
- Anxiety & Stress
- Depression, Mood & Grief
- Interpersonal Relationships
- Self-Growth & Self-Esteem
- Sexuality, Gender & Relationship Diversity
- Trauma Psychology & PTSD