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Our Team

About Us

Dr. Laidlaw & Associates provides individual and group treatment to adults 19 years of age and older. We work with various population groups including first responders (e.g., Police, Firefighters, Paramedics, Correctional Officers, and Military Personnel). Primary issues include depression, anxiety, and reactions to trauma and abuse (e.g., Acute Stress, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Occupational Stress Injury). Therapeutic models include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Mindfulness.

Dr. Laidlaw & Associates

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Dr. Laidlaw is a clinical, counseling, and rehabilitation psychologist. She provides individual treatment (counseling and assessment) to adults 19 years of age and older who are experiencing difficulties related to their psychological and/or emotional health or well-being.

Oliver is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). In addition to his undergraduate, and graduate work, he has completed additional training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Existentialism, trauma, Grief and Loss, anxiety, depression, Critical Incident Stress Management, and a variety of other life transitional issues. 

Katie Chown is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and a professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). She completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Hons.) 

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Kathryn Knight is a Registered Psychotherapist with a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree from Yorkville University. She works with first responders in both individual and group therapy and with other adults experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief.

Chinar has completed her Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lewiston, New York. She is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. 

Alicja holds an Honours MSc Clinical Psychology candidate at Leiden University, with a pre-MSccertificate from the University of Groningen, a BA in Psychology from York University and a Diploma in Social Service Work from Sheridan College.

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Arlene Kerr-Martin

Arlene Kerr-Martin is a Registered Social Worker / Psychotherapist with a Master of Social Work degree from The University of Western Ontario. She is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW), the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA) and EMDR Canada.

Ornella joined Dr. Laidlaw and Associates in January of 2022. Ornella is part of the administration team and is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day duties in the office. 

Pam joined Dr. Laidlaw & Associates in April 2021 as the Office Admin and has the responsibility for assisting in all the aspects of the day-to-day office administration.

Isabella joined Dr. Laidlaw & Associates in May 2022 as a Receptionist. Isabella is part of the administrative team and assists in day-to-day activities. 

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