Dr. Laura Weinheimer Ph.D., C.Psych
Dr. Laura Weinheimer works with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She completed her Ph.D. in school and clinical child psychology from OISE/University of Toronto. Her dissertation explored suicidal thoughts and behaviors in individuals who have intellectual disability (ID) to help increase clinicians’ and researchers’ understanding of suicidality in clients with ID.
Dr. Weinheimer completed her predoctoral internship at Reach Out Centre for Children which is an agency that provides mental health services for children, adolescents, and their families in the Halton region. Prior to her doctoral studies, she completed a M.Ed. in school psychology from University of British Columbia. She has worked in other community agency and school settings providing psychological services to children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Weinheimer has experience providing psychoeducational and psychological assessment with children, youth, and adults. She has provided individual, group, and family therapy with clients from diverse backgrounds and presenting concerns. Her approach to therapy is theoretically integrative as she values the uniqueness of each individual and believes that no single therapeutic approach fully captures the complexity of human experience. Therefore, she uses elements of multiple approaches to therapy to help each client to deal with challenges, achieve goals, and thrive. Dr. Weinheimer has experience with attachment, cognitive behavioral, emotion focused, dialectical behavior, narrative, psychodynamic, solution focused, and systems therapies.
At Dr. Angela Fountain and Associates, Dr. Weinheimer completes intake, psychoeducational and psychological assessment, and therapy with children, youth, adults, and families. Dr. Weinheimer has personal interests in attachment, trauma, mental health, intellectual disability, and developmental disabilities.