Psychotherapy + Counselling
Have you ever found yourself feeling stuck? As though each step you tried to take in life was as tedious as attempting to tap dance in quicksand? Are your thoughts and emotions sometimes so all-consuming that you feel caged in, and catch yourself longing for a sense of calm and balance? Do you often think things could be different, ‘If Only…’
My approach to the practice of psychotherapy is informed by the idea that Emotion is Motion, and that every client is the skillful architect of their own life. Too frequently, the constant cycling of our thoughts and feelings - often fed by pain, trauma and loss - end up hijacking our everyday behaviours and interactions within our interpersonal relationships until we are no longer aware who is actually the one behind the wheel of our psyche, steering us towards the choices we make. My goal is to help guide you to uncover and reconnect with your authentic self by empowering you to reclaim your place in the driver’s seat.
I have extensive experience supporting and working with survivors of sexual violence and other significant experiences of trauma; those navigating challenges associated with depression, anxiety, grief and loss; as well as issues related to self-worth and difficulties in relationships. Because I work from a humanistic, person-centered perspective, I incorporate numerous different therapeutic modalities to curate a treatment experience rooted in the recognition that each individual’s healing journey is different and diverse from one another. I also recognize that it takes immense strength, courage and trust to share oneself vulnerably and openly, and aim to create a nurturing, compassionate and empathetic environment where you will feel seen, heard, and safe to fully and honestly express all aspects of yourself and your experiences.
Together, strengthened by the foundation of a strong therapeutic alliance, we will explore and piece together your unique story through mindful exploration, reflection, acceptance and integration of your thoughts, interpretations and emotions, to shift you from a place of surviving to one of thriving. I sincerely welcome and look forward to the opportunity to collaboratively work with you towards the growth and change you desire.
Rebecca holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts (with Distinction) in Writing and English Literature from Concordia University, as well as a Professional Counsellor Diploma from Rhodes Wellness College. Currently, she is completing the final year of a Master of Counselling Psychology at the University of Toronto, and will be registering with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario upon completion. As part of her ongoing psychotherapy training, Rebecca receives regular supervision from a Registered Psychotherapist which helps ensure she may provide the best possible support to all her clients, and is also in the process of completing training towards certification in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (M.B.S.R).
Rebecca has previously worked as a mental health and wellness counsellor in private practice, as well as a therapist at the non-profit Vancouver Women’s Health Collective in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. She works from a trauma-informed, strengths-based, anti-oppressive framework, and specializes in working with survivors of sexual violence and trauma, as well as individuals struggling with anxiety and depression. Rebecca’s approach is always person-centered, and incorporates techniques drawn from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Relational Psychotherapy, DBT, ACT and other Mindfulness-based therapeutic approaches.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Online & In-Person
Daytime & Evening