Borderline Personality Disorder
Childhood Abuse
Chronic Illness
Domestic Violence
Eating Issues
Family of Origin
Learning Disorders
Palliative Support
Post-Partum Issues
Self Esteem
Accepting new clients
Currently not accepting clients
Education & Certifications:
  • Master’s of Arts in Counselling Psychology  (Candidate)
  • Recreation and Leisure Diploma
  • Honors Bachelors Degree in Therapeutic Recreation
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Arts Specialization in Music


Email: carmen@thetherapyspace.co

Welcome! I’m Carmen Lafontaine! Life’s journey presents a multitude of changes and challenges that can be overwhelming, often leaving you uncertain about where to begin. You’ve taken the courageous and brave step of seeking support, and I am here to assist you in navigating these challenges.

In the therapeutic space, I guide you on a journey of self-exploration, fostering increased self-awareness, self-discovery and self-confidence as we navigate the complexities you are facing. This process is designed to empower you on your path to growth and positive changes.

My passion lies in utilizing various approaches and modalities to holistically address and enhance your life. Some include: person-centered, strengths-based, and at times, I also pull to incorporate expressive art, music and therapeutic art as a powerful tool for healing. These creative modalities offer a unique channel for communication and expression. I am committed to understanding and respecting your unique backgrounds and needs, recognizing the diversity that each individual brings to their therapeutic journey.

Recognizing that you are the expert in your own life, my role is to guide and facilitate your unique path. Together, we work to create a warm, empathetic, strong, safe, non-judgemental and supportive environment. This space is dedicated to fostering a collaborative experience. Your decision to embark on this therapeutic journey is truly admirable. I am here for you, committed to providing the support and guidance you need as you navigate all of life’s challenges.

If you think we would be a good fit, please contact me at carmen@thetherapyspace.co to schedule a free 20-minute phone consultation! I look forward to meeting you.

Types of therapy:

Emotion-Focused Therapy
Person-Centered Therapy
Culturally Responsive
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Gestalt Therapy
Mindfulness Interventions
Expressive Arts
Motivational Interviewing

Community focus:

New To Canada

Q&A with

Carmen Lafontaine

What is it like working with you?

Working with me involves stepping into a therapeutic space built upon empathy, compassion, and non-judgement. I strive to create an atmosphere where your unique experiences are valued and understood. Together, we embark on a journey of exploration, self-discovery and growth - with an emphasis on recognizing and utilizing your strengths. I strive to be a supportive guide, offering insights and perspectives to help navigate challenges. The therapeutic relationship we build is characterized by a genuine commitment to your well-being, creating a space where you can freely express yourself and work towards your goals.

What do you like most about being a therapist?

Being a therapist is deeply rewarding because it allows me to witness the resilience and strength within individuals. What I cherish most is creating a supportive environment where clients feel heard and understood. The satisfaction comes from guiding people through their challenges, helping them discover their inherent capabilities to overcome obstacles. My passion for making a difference in the lives of others is the driving force behind my work. It’s a privilege to facilitate and empower individuals to lead more fulfilling lives. The diversity of human experiences is something I find endlessly fascinating, and being a therapist enables me to contribute to the well-being of others on a profound level.

What are some ways you take care of your mental health?

Prioritizing my mental health is very important to me. Some ways I feel that are needed professionally is regular self-reflection and seeking supervision as a crucial aspect, providing an external perspective that enhances my skills and prevents burnout. Personally, I engage in activities like mindfulness, music, and maintaining a strong support system. Spending time with loved ones and being outside is so beneficial for myself. Recognizing the interconnectedness of mental, emotional and physical well-being is why I find prioritizing self-care so important in my daily life.

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