Richmond Hill Couples Therapy: Lori Canlas De Pala, MSW, RSW, RP

Irene, the founder of Couples In Step, first met Lori when Lori volunteered to assist at a Couples In Step Hold Me Tight Retreat. Irene was immediately taken by Lori’s friendliness and professionalism. Lori continued to participate as a Roving Therapist at subsequent Hold Me Tight® retreats. The Hold Me Tight® participant couples who had Lori stop by their couple station raved about Lori and expressed their appreciation for her therapeutic skills.

Lori believes every couple has their story and their own way of communicating it. She will treat your story with care and thoughtfulness.

The regulatory bodies that govern the work of mental health professionals in Ontario require College members to maintain and enhance their skill level. Lori meets these annual requirements and more! She is an avid learner and Irene is continually amazed by how many extra courses and workshops Lori takes to enhance her therapeutic skills.

Lori has been practicing psychotherapy for more than 15 years in Toronto and currently practices in Richmond Hill, York Region.

Lori Canlas De Pala MSW,RS, RP

Location for Richmond Hill

Lori Canlas De Pala, MSW, RSW, RP sees client couples via online therapy from her office in Richmond Hill.

8763 Bayview Ave, Unit 4, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3V1, Canada

The Richmond Hill Couples In Step location is less than 3 km north of Hwy 7 and 407 on Bayview. The Richmond Hill location serves couples living in Vaughn, Richmond Hill, Newmarket, the north-east parts of North York, and the north-west corner of Scarborough. Because Lori sees couples via online therapy couples from anywhere in Ontario can work with Lori.

I’m married and enjoy parenting. Weaving parenthood into married life is an art and at times not always seem seamless. There are times when the seams come undone and we need to carefully and thoughtfully mend our relationships. I am no stranger to the challenges of family life as I have experienced some of my own.

I have worked with people of many different faiths who are fervent in their own beliefs and I am able to be respectful and honour them although it may be different from my own. I have been raised in a Judeo-Christian-Catholic perspective.

I know the Philippine culture well and have a good grasp of Tagalog, though my therapy sessions with you will be in English.

  • Bachelors in Social Work (Ryerson University, Toronto, ON)
  • Master’s in Social Work (University of Windsor, ON)
  • Registered Psychotherapist with the