Hi there! My name is Rashmani, and I’m grateful to have this opportunity to introduce myself to you. As a person who has worn both the therapist and client hat, I understand the courage it takes clients to approach mental health practitioners. I want to recognize that courage and thank-you for reaching out and taking the time to read this.
Many of us have experienced struggles in our lives, including myself. Whether it is trauma, chronic pain/illness, racial discrimination, grief and loss, or depression/anxiety, these experiences often leave us feeling mentally, physically, and emotionally drained. During these times it can be hard to reach out for help. We may feel alone, lost, or tired of our circumstances.
My belief is that no matter the struggles an individual has faced, every person has the desire, capacity, and ability to heal and experience growth. I also believe that each person experiences struggles differently, and therefore, requires a unique approach for their particular reality. For that reason, I am passionate and committed to meeting clients where they are and working with their distinct needs.
I describe myself as a BIPOC trauma therapist. I have a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology and enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages and genders. I am passionate about diversity and inclusion and enjoy working with individuals from a variety of backgrounds including, but not limited to, Indigenous, racialized, and 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals. I primarily work with the following psychological concerns:
- Trauma, Sexual Violence Traumas
- Developmental/Childhood Traumas
- Chronic Illness/Pain
- Grief and Loss
- Indigenous/Racialized Struggles
- Mood Disorders
I aim to be a self-reflective, trauma-informed, and integrative therapist. To meet clients and their unique needs, I have gained experience and knowledge in a number of therapeutic modalities. I am an EMDR certified therapist and have experience with Narrative therapy, Attachment Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, and Mindfulness.
My personal approach to working with clients is in a warm, flexible, compassionate, and relational manner. I enjoy bringing my authentic and genuine self into my therapy practice. I take a non-expert stance in my work with clients but instead work to empower and support my clients through their unique healing journey. I endeavor to provide a highly ethical and non-judgmental space for clients.
As a therapist, I am frequently humbled and awed by the incredible resilience my clients have and display. I am continually grateful for the opportunity to walk alongside my clients while they journey towards healing and growth.