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Lauren Shaps

2650 Queensview, Ottawa    Suite #260

Lauren Shaps is a Registered Social Worker with a Masters in Social Work from Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work in New York City.  She is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and adheres to the professional standards laid out by the College.

Lauren spent over ten years working as a school social worker with students, teachers, and parents addressing the social, emotional and learning issues of children and adolescents.  She is also a mother of five adult children and a young grandmother. 

In addition, she has a great deal of experience in non-profit education and community building. This experience has brought unique insight into the complexity of interpersonal struggles that many of us face - in families, social connections and work life.

Working with individuals in the context of community has given a greater understanding of relationships, communication, group dynamics, and organizational psychology.  Through professional training and background, life experiences, and commitment to high professional standards Lauren is able to help individuals, couples, and families navigate the difficult challenges they face in their lives. 


Areas that might be of concern to you:

  • problematic relationships that lead to stress, disappointment, or difficulty knowing how to respond

  • difficulty getting along with a spouse or partner

  • overwhelming emotion such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, or other mental health concerns

  • parenting is a constant struggle 

  • different styles and approaches to parenting, money, communication, etc. which cause tension in the relationship with your spouse or partner

  • difficulty saying “no”, setting limits or creating healthy boundaries

  • wanting more positive and connected relationships

 I will work with you to develop a specifically designed programme of sessions to address your unique needs and concerns.