Lori Gard


(Pronouns: She/Her)

Therapist / Professional Trainer

Canadian Certified Counsellor and Counselling Therapist (Member# 10004067)

“Reg Goes Swimming” by Lori Gard is now available to purchase

Lori is a dynamic and versatile professional with a diverse skill set that includes being a children’s book author, keynote speaker, professional trainer, and couples and family therapist.

With over thirteen years of experience in the field of education, Lori has worked as a K-12 classroom teacher, an instructional coach, and a school counsellor. She holds multiple degrees, including a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Studies, a Bachelor of Education with a focus on Intermediate education, a Master of Education in Leadership, Literacy, and Inclusion, and a Master of Science in School Counselling and Guidance.

Lori is currently completing an advanced certification in couple and family therapy from the University of Guelph. 

As Your Life Design’s couples and family therapist, she specializes in conflict resolution, emotional regulation, anxiety, family systems, peer relationships, support for suicidal ideation and suicide prevention, and social-emotional support for learning in her private practice. She is trained in Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Counselling, as well as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

Lori is a Canadian Certified Counsellor and a Counselling Therapist who also provides support to both students and their families in managing and coping with the demands of school, recognizing the impact it has on children and youth personally and relationally.

As a professional trainer, Lori has extensive experience facilitating workshops and coaching educators and other adults to develop and hone their teaching skills so as to reach their full potential. She is well-equipped to provide information and support in one-on-one, group, and large gathering settings. Lori’s passion for writing is evident in her contributions to online and print publications. She has co-edited a book on curriculum and recently authored her first children’s book, “Reg Goes Swimming” among other published work with her diverse background and wealth of knowledge.

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 You may benefit from working with Your Life Design Inc. if:

You are holding it all together, but are feeling completely overwhelmed

You feel that all you do is work, and not feeling your best.

You look happy on the outside, but feeling terrible on the inside, and just going through the motions

You are feeling like you race from one thing to the next, and are not really enjoying life

You have experienced sad things in your life, that you think are affecting you

You feel resentment about things that have happened. You want to get “better”, instead of “bitter.” You are becoming someone you don’t want to be as a result of what life has thrown at you

You feel like you are always giving to others, but don’t know how to take care of yourself

You have relationship issues with others, and never seem to get what you need or want

You do a lot of good, but not feeling good

You are currently living feeling stressed and fearful, with feelings of no control

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