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Mental Health Counselling

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RFWC mental health counsellors are Registered Social Workers or Registered Psychotherapists that offer services for adults, teens, children and families. RFWC mental health counsellors offer services in treating a variety of issues such as adjustment/life transitions, grief/loss, trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, body dysmorphic disorder, addiction, ADHD, anger management, behavioural problems, eating disorders, adjustment/life transitions, low self esteem. Other common issues include difficulties with fertility/pregnancy, postpartum period, relationships, assertiveness or coping skills. They work collaboratively with clients to understand their needs, develop goals and individualized treatment plans. 

Using evidence-based approaches, our counsellors utilize various approaches to treatment such as CBT, solution-focused, mindfulness, behaviour modification, DBT, play therapy, trauma informed interventions, reconciliation therapy among others depending on client's needs. 

Our therapists strive to bring a culturally sensitive approach into their therapeutic space.and are committed to build on their client’s existing strengths and support their goals through a safe and non-judgmental environment. If you have private insurance coverage, please check your plan for detailed coverage information.

Michele, Rachel and Sabrina offer services for teens and adults, and Kyana offers services for children, teens, families, couples and adults.

Meet Our

Mental Health Counsellor

Sabrina Rashidi, MSW, RSW
Sabrina is a Registered Social Worker and mother of two children. She completed her Master of Social Work in 2011 and currently provides in-person and virtual psychotherapy services. Sabrina is specialized in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and completed the Perinatal Mental Health Advanced Psychotherapy training through Postpartum Support International. She has experience in a variety of social work settings such as primary care where she provides counselling and psychotherapy services for a range of mental health issues. She also developed and facilitated various treatment groups for patients with anxiety and depression symptoms. Her experience provides her with a diverse range of therapeutic skills that inform her work in private practice. Sabrina uses a collaborative approach and integrates various models of psychotherapy that have research and evidence to support their efficacy such as acceptance and commitment therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and cognitive processing therapy for PTSD. She provides services to individuals for a variety of issues, but are not limited to: anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, parental burnout, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, birth trauma, grief and loss, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The therapeutic relationship is the foundation of Sabrina’s practice. She strives to create a warm and inviting environment to help clients feel seen and understood. Sabrina provides services in English for adults and youth ages 16+.
Rachel Paveling, RSW
Rachel is a Registered Social Worker with multiple years of experience supporting individuals and families from all walks of life. She believes that each person’s journey is different, and deserves to be heard and honoured. As a counsellor, Rachel works from a strength-based approach that values the client as the expert on their situation, and aims to support and empower clients during their work together. She has experience working with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and relationship challenges. Rachel’s passion is working with women and their families during the perinatal period, including working with concerns such as postpartum depression and anxiety, birth trauma, pregnancy/infant loss, and identity navigation. She practices from an eclectic approach, pulling from models such as cognitive behavioural therapy, brief solution-focused work, dialectical behavioural therapy, and interpersonal therapy. She also recognizes the importance of the genuineness in therapeutic relationships, and always brings humanity to each sessions. Rachel is committed to supporting adults, teens, and families as they navigate life’s challenges with compassion, humour, warmth, and authenticity. Rachel provides services in English for teens and adults.
Kyana Dyaji, Registered Psychotherapist
As Registered Psychotherapist, Kyana offer services in treating a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, body dysmorphic disorder, addiction, low self esteem, ADHD, anger management, behavioural problems, grief/loss, trauma, stress, adjustment/life transitions, and difficulties with relationship/assertiveness/coping skills. She works collaboratively with clients to understand their needs, develop goals and individualized treatment plans. She believes everyone deserves to be heard, respected, and understood. Kyana works within an evidence-based approach, utilizing an eclectic approach to treatment such as CBT, solution-focused, mindfulness, behaviour modification, DBT, play therapy, trauma-informed interventions, motivational interviewing and sometimes incorporating music into therapy depending on the client's needs. She strives to provide a warm, safe, genuine and non-judgmental environment and foster a healthy therapeutic relationship which is vital to effective treatment. Helping people is Kyana's passion. This comes easily and gives her a sense of fulfillment to counsel people who are in distress and helping improve their quality of life. She is an active and empathic listener and a culturally-sensitive practitioner. She promotes openness and draws upon her client's strength to build resiliency. She works with children, youth, adults and couples. Kyana provides services in English.
Michele Pomerant, RP
Michele Pomerant is a Registered Psychotherapist who works at building a safe and therapeutic relationship that provides the emotional and mental health support that is so very needed at such a transitional time. She recognizes the core of any therapeutic treatment begins with a client-centred approach that is built on the foundations of empathy, compassion and is always judgement free. As a therapist, Michele works with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, anger management, guilt, self-esteem, identity, perfectionism, boundary setting, addiction and is trauma-informed. She works from an integrative model, drawing on aspects of CBT, Mindfulness-Based CBT, Interpersonal Therapy, Attachment Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy, working with clients in a collaborative manner to find the best fit. Michele is passionate about working with parents in the perinatal period and has a long history of working in different settings, offering support and guidance. She is trained in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder and Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy.