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Laura Thornhill

Social Worker

I am a registered social worker & therapist at the clinic. I am a member of the clinical team at North York General Hospital, with previous experience also at Bellview, the Cedar Centre, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, & the George Hull Centre for Children & Families. Aside from my 15 years of experience working within the field of mental health, I am also a lecturer at George Brown College in the Social Service Worker Program.


With my various work experiences in hospitals, clinics & private practice, I am confident in my ability to help children, adolescents, adults, & families with various presenting concerns. I have experience facilitating therapeutic and psycho-educational groups, which allows me to better support my clients in trying to understand the complexities of their mental health concerns & situations.


My therapeutic approach utilizes psychotherapeutic modalities including, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Behavioural Modification, Person-Centred approaches, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Trauma Recovery & relapse prevention. I support clients through the use of a strength based approach & brief solution focused techniques to address various mental health related issues.

  • Bachelor of Social Science, York University

  • Master of Social Work, University of Toronto

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Trauma

  • Substance Abuse

  • Relapse Prevention

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Grief

  • Relationship Challenges

Areas of Expertise


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