Samer Lazkani (he/him)

Church Wellesley Counselling and Psychotherapy

About Samer

I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Toronto Scarborough in 2017 and am currently completing a Master of Education in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).

Growing up and working in multicultural cities the Middle East and Canada, I worked with individuals from a variety of walks of life. I have volunteered in several organization that supported various populations including Toronto Distress Centres and YMCA’s Newcomer Information Centre. I have also worked for three years as Lab Manager and Study Coordinator at the HIV Prevention Lab focusing on sexual health of gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men.

I personalize therapy for each client because every individual or couple have their unique situation. I combine deep care and empathy while drawing from different clinical orientations that include Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Narrative Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy. I have supported individuals with concerns that include anxiety, body image, depression, gender and sexuality identity, and relationships. I find that at the core of therapy is the ability to listen, provide a safe space for clients to share their stories, in addition to plan and move toward a path of healing. My passion is to empower folx to achieve their goals and find their journeys of self-growth.

Samer's Services

Services offered through our registered charity Bridging With Support

  • 80 Minute Intake Session
  • 50 Minute Session
  • 80 Minute Session
  • 80 Minute Couple's Intake Session
  • 50 Minute Couple's Session
  • 80 Minute Couple's Session

Important note regarding patients who make sliding scale arrangements: All session payments for sliding scale appointments are by eTransfer and sent at the same time you schedule each appointment. Please send all eTransfers to [email protected] noting my name and your session date and time. If payment is not received within 24 hours of scheduling, the appointment will be cancelled. Please contact our Clinic Director, Adam Terpstra ([email protected]), with any questions.

Samer's Information

Cancellation Policy

When you book a session, your clinician reserves their time for you. In the event that you will be unable to keep an appointment, please notify your clinician at least 24 hours in advance, so that someone else may utilize the time. Similarly, when your clinician is unable to keep the appointment with you, they will give you more than a 24-hour notice and rebook to another date and time.

In the case whereby you are unable to provide 24-hour cancellation notice (e.g., you cancel an appointment on the day of the appointment [i.e. the same day] or do not show up for a scheduled appointment), unless for emergency reasons (e.g., medical or family emergencies), you will be charged the fee for your session and payment will be required at your next scheduled session.

Note: Employee Assistance Programs and other insurance-based programs will not reimburse you, the client, for missed appointment costs.