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" When you are in emotional distress, an empathic, compassionate, non-judgemental presence can be invaluable in restoring your hope that life can get better." 

HI I'M
RASHEEDA

A passionate, trauma informed psychotherapist offering mental health support to individuals & couples. For 20+ years, I’ve helped clients as they navigate the sometimes murky waters of life. I specialize in working with anxiety, depression, conflicts in relationships & processing trauma.  My approach to therapy takes into account clients’ diverse experiences and individual identities (e.g.ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation etc.).

Credentials

Seasoned psychotherapist with more than 20 years of experience in the field. Academically, I have completed a

Bachelor of Psychology followed by a Master’s of Education, Counselling. In addition to my formal academic training, I have also completed various training courses and certifications to ensure that my clinical skills remain current and relevant. 

 

To fully support my clients, I continue to participate in regular individual and group supervision with experienced therapists who are well-versed in my preferred theoretical orientations, areas of practice and ethical standards.

MY APPROACH TO THERAPY

My approach to therapy is integrative.

This means, I use various psychological theories and

evidence-based treatments tailored to clients’ unique needs.

Areas of
practice

In my practice, I work with individuals and couples over the age of 18. For close to 20 years, I’ve worked with individuals as they navigate the sometimes murky waters of life. I have supported them as they cope with various emotional, interpersonal and relational  challenges including:

Emotional Regulation:

Processing emotions (e.g., anger, guilt, shame, sadness etc.), coping with anxiety, depression & life stressors

Loving Couple

Trauma

Dealing with trauma past and  present trauma (physical sexual, emotional abuse, mistreatment, abandonment  and neglect)

Holding Hands

Interpersonal Relationships:

Cultivating healthy interpersonal relationships (e.g. boundary setting, assertiveness and improving communication skills) and coping with stress and conflict in intimate relationships

Emotional Regulation.    Trauma.   Interpersonal Relationship.

 

All these issues are addressed within a trauma informed, culturally diverse framework while taking into account clients’ lived experiences and  unique individual identities (e.g. ethnicity, race,  gender, sexual orientation etc.).

See a comprehensive list of specific training
I’ve completed below:

  • College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (#003569), Good Standing

  • Treating Complex Trauma with Internal Family Systems (IFS)

  • Certified Family Trauma Professional (CFTP) Online Training

  • Unwinding Anxiety: How Mindful Habits Offer a Bigger, Better Alternative to Rumination, Worry, and Panic 

  • EMDR Mini-Workshop: 4 Must-Have Resources for Treating Trauma via Telehealth 

  • Graduate Diploma, Couple Counselling and Spirituality, St. Paul University,  In progress  

  • Clinical Supervision Course and Training for Supervising Psychotherapists, Institute of Self-in Relationship Psychotherapy, St. Paul University  

  • Strength Based CBT: Show Me 

  • Level 1 and 2 Clinical Training, Clinical Foundations in Gottman Method Couples Therapy 

  • Canadian Counselling Association,  Member 

  • Managing Depression: A CBT Workshop for Individuals with Depression                                   

  • Intermediate, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

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MY APPROACHES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

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Psychodynamic/ Psychoanalytic

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Attachment Theory

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Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

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Cognitive - Behavioural Therapy

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy

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Schema Therapy

BOOK A
CONSULTATION

I offer a safe, collaborative, non-judgemental space to explore your difficult emotions, understand your inner world and work toward personal and emotional growth. Seeking therapy takes courage. I commend you for taking this step. If you feel you could benefit from my support in your journey, please book a 

FREE 15-minute online consultation.

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