Rachel Paveling, RSW

Mental Health Counsellor

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. ** ON MATERNITY LEAVE **

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