Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Cancer Care and Support
- Caregiver Support
- Chronic Illness
- Death and Dying
- Family Issues
- Grief and Loss - General
- Life Transitions
- Personal Growth
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Sexual Assault
- Trauma Counselling
- Women's Issues
- Body Centred Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Emotion Focused Therapy
- Family Systems
- Mindfulness approaches
- Motivational Interviewing
- Narrative Therapy
- Relational Psychotherapy
Counselling practice website:rappaportcounselling.ca
We are living in tough times; times that demand a lot of us.
A stressful life event, life change, or a recent loss can make it feel like your bottom has fallen out from under you. Your world, once familiar to you, suddenly feels uncertain and full of chaos. Cumulative stress, chronic worry, or low mood may be interfering with your ability to live a fulfilling, meaningful life.
I’m an experienced counsellor and Registered Social Worker with more than 10 years in the field. I’ve worked in a variety of settings: cancer care, sexual + domestic violence, mental health + addictions to name a few. I bring a diverse background of experience and a compassionate presence as I support people to find their way through life stress and life change.
My practice focuses on:
- illness in the family (including parenting through illness & children’s grief)
- life transitions (relationship changes, vocational or geographic changes, new parenthood)
- low mood/depression
- relationship/interpersonal struggles
I offer a relational, trauma-informed approach, beginning first with establishing a strong, safe alliance. From there we can identify problems, have therapeutic conversations, and uncover the resources + skills necessary to navigate through life stress/life change.
All kinds of stressful life events can leave lasting effects on one’s nervous system and psyche, affecting day-to-day functioning. I work with people to build safety, expand coping, increase understanding, process painful feelings, construct meaning, and facilitate adjustment /integration. I draw from a variety of evidence-based approaches including: CBT, DBT, existential therapy, meaning-centered therapy, narrative therapy, mindfulness-based and somatic approaches. I adapt my approach to meet the needs and goals of the person I’m working with.
I consider it a great privilege to be led into the private (and painful) parts of people's lives and I'm constantly inspired by the clever and resilient ways that people grow around life stress.
You’re one step closer to finding the support you seek.
Reach out today for a free 15 minute consultation.
Client fee individuals:150
Client fee couples/families:160