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Laura Boyko, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker 

Laura is a social worker registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and Ontario Association of Social Work. She completed her Masters of Social Work at York University along with undergraduate degrees in Social Work (York) and Sociology (University of Guelph). Laura is a Level 2 certified Gottman Couples counsellor and holds certificates in Psychological Health & Safety (CMHA), Community Health Leadership (U of T-Rotman) and Workplace Mental Health (Sheppell/Queen's).


Laura has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, hospital and college and university health and wellness centres that provides for a broad and varied experience in mental health. Her 10 years as faculty at Ontario Tech University, Durham College and George Brown College teaching courses in counselling and healthcare has developed expertise in a variety of areas. As a lifelong learner she is currently working towards a Master’s in Education in educational leadership through Yorkville University.  Laura works with individuals and couples helping to facilitate improved mental health, resilience, and relationships. Laura provides a place to speak openly about what brings you to CORE, offering a non-judgemental space using a variety of therapeutic modalities. When not at CORE, Laura is an active resident of Durham region volunteering, walking her dog along the waterfront, or spending time with her husband and two teenage daughters.

Laura has expertise in the following areas:

•   Interpersonal difficulties including relationships, parenting, life transitions, grief, and loss

•   Adolescent and young adult concerns

•   Mood and anxiety disorders

•   Accessibility and accommodations for work or school

•   Mindfulness/meditation and resilience training

•   Career transitions and executive Coaching

•   Caregiver stress


Hours of availability:

Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm (In-person)

Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm (Virtual)

Wednesday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Virtual)

Thursday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm (In-person)