Rachel Naomi Remen
I strive to be open and authentic in all areas of my life, including in the therapy room. I value being warm and emphatic and I intend to create a safe and caring place to explore the concerns bringing you to counselling. I believe relationships are foremost – both in our lives and also in the therapy room. The trust and rapport developed throughout therapy is an important tool for change, so I will check in regularly to ensure our working relationship is strong and that we are moving in a direction that is comfortable for you. I welcome any questions you have along the way.
From time to time while in virtual therapy, you might see my “therapy cats” come in and out of the frame. If this is distracting, please let me know!
I am a mom of two littles (and three fur babies), a wife, a sister, and a friend.
I enjoy reading, podcasts, papercraft/scrapbooking, and tea.
I am left-handed.
I have struggled, I have learned, I have grown. And I continue to do so. I also really love helping others do the same. I'm not a perfect person and I don't suspect that you are either. Please come as you are.
As an integrative psychotherapist, I weave many different theoretical orientations, approaches, and techniques together in my work with clients.
I strive to be collaborative and client-centered with a strengths-based approach. I adopt a feminist, trauma-informed, and anti-oppressive framework.
I tend to draw from:
In my couples work, I primarily draw from:
Specialized training in:
Couples therapy and specifically Emotion Focused Therapy (ICEEFT externship)
Perinatal mental health through Postpartum Support International (both the 2-day and the Advanced Perinatal Mental Health certificate training) and in Pregnancy and Infant Loss.
MSc. in Couple and Family Therapy from the University of Guelph.
HBA in Psychology from the University of Guelph.