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Lauren Bender

Lauren is a Registered Occupational Therapist and a member in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO). Lauren holds a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from McMaster University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Waterloo.

Prior to pursuing her Masters, Lauren spent several years working in the rehabilitation field (as a Communicative Disorders Assistant) and specialized in paediatric therapy services. In addition to her passion for paediatrics, Lauren has also worked with a variety of client populations, including her current experience working with adults with various mental health challenges. She continuously strives to make differences in her client’s lives by thinking outside the box and seeing the big picture. Lauren has pursued professional development in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and continues to explore development in various practice areas.