Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP)
Rina offers sessions on:
Sundays (in person)
Mondays (virtually only)
Get to know Rina ...
Rina earned her Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from Osmania University, where she later went on to complete her Master of Arts in General Psychology. Now, Rina is also completing her Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. She is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and holds several registrations to professional bodies such as College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Having experienced life transitions and challenges at the age of 13, Rina knew she wanted to grow up to be the person who would have helped her out. She has always had a passion for helping people which is what drew her to pursue a meaningful and rewarding career in mental health and psychotherapy.
Rina’s experience ranges from supporting children, youth, and adults in diverse settings. Coming from a family with a range of different cultural perspectives, she finds she has a unique in-depth understanding of the challenges and merits of both collectivistic and individualist cultures. Such an experience has provided her with a unique lens that allows her to connect, empathize and value her clients’ experiences with an open mind and work with them to come up with a treatment solution that that is uniquely tailored to their needs as one size does not fit all.
Rina's goal is to create a safe, authentic, non-judgmental space where a client feels accepted and safe enough to build a connection and explore their vulnerabilities and difficult emotions. Rina works using a collaborative approach, setting goals with her clients, and working together throughout the entire process!
Rina’s main area of focus is trauma, anxiety, grief and loss, self-worth issues, life transitions and relationship conflicts. Her approach is integrative and involves developing uniquely tailored treatment plans that fit each client’s unique concerns and promote lasting change.
When not in session, you will find Rina with her husband and her dog, either at a dog park or in a conservation area. Rina enjoys spending time outdoors paddle-boarding, kayaking and horseback riding in summers and binge-watching Netflix TV shows in the winter.
Brainspotting Phase 1 (December 2022)
ACT as a brief intervention (December 2022)
ACT For Beginners (August 2022)
EMDR – Level 1 and Level 2 Training (June 2022)
EFT: Attachment Science in Practice (March 2022)
Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy (February 2022)
LivingWorks Start Suicide Prevention – _ASIST (October 2021)
Gottman Method Couples Therapy – _Level 1 (October 2021)