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MEET THE team

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CURRENTLY NOT TAKING NEW CLIENTS

Samiyah Zawawi

Co-founder, Registered Psychotherapist

My practice is trauma-informed, and incorporates various techniques from Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Attachment-based  techniques. In addition, my work experience with youth has provided the opportunity of incorporating creative mediums in session which include expressive art.  

In person and virtual services provided. 

Education & CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s in Educational Counselling - University of Ottawa

  • Registered Psychotherapist

  • Canadian Certified Counsellor 

LANGUAGE

  • English

  • Spanish

  • Arabic

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Wala’a Farahat

Co-founder, Registered Psychotherapist

My approach is holistic, trauma-informed, and incorporates Somatic Experiencing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Narrative Therapy. I also draw from various therapeutic techniques to ensure my services are client centered and tailored to your needs. I am passionate about play therapy and the power of play, and am a member of the Canadian Association for Play Therapy.

In person and virtual services provided. 

Education & CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s in Counselling and Spirituality - Saint Paul University

  • Registered Psychotherapist

  • 3 Level training with the Canadian Association for Play Therapy

LANGUAGE

  • English

  • Arabic

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Amana Halawa

Registered Psychotherapist 

My approach incorporates various techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Emotion-Focused Therapy. Additionally, my education and work experience has well positioned me to provide spiritually oriented therapy.  I have a passion for working with clients from all walks of life, I prioritize cultivating a space for my clients to feel heard and understood throughout their therapeutic journey.

Only virtual services provided.

Education & CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s in Counselling Psychology

  • Counselling from an Islamic Theoretical Orientation

  • Continuing education certificates in Traditionally Islamically Intergraded Psychotherapy

LANGUAGE

  • English

  • French

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CURRENTLY NOT TAKING NEW CLIENTS

Nadeen almubarak

Registered Psychotherapist 

I approach psychotherapy from a collaborative point of view, with a focus on establishing a strong and transparent relationship with my clients, using different modalities, including Narrative Therapy, Trauma-informed Therapy, and Attachment-based techniques. I am committed to supporting clients in exploring and creating new narratives for their stories, ones that fit more closely with their goals in life.

Only virtual services provided. 

Education & CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s in Counselling Psychology -University of Ottawa

  • Registered Psychotherapist

  • Certified in ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

LANGUAGE

  • English

  • Arabic

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Theresa ming gauthier

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

I approach healing work with a holistic, trauma-informed, and decolonizing lens, weaving together transpersonal and embodied practices with expressive art, movement, connection to nature and mindfulness in addition to talk-therapy. I love supporting clients in cultivating awareness of what drives emotional and behavioural patterns, and what they need in order to heal and thrive. I am currently completing training in the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) to expand my scope in working with complex trauma, and I offer coaching and support for highly sensitive people. 

In person and virtual services provided. 

Education & CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Master's in Counseling and Spirituality from Saint Paul's University

  • Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

  • Training in NeuroAffective Relational Model (ongoing)

LANGUAGE

  • English

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Ayaan islam

Administrative Assistant

I am currently in my third year of the BSc Biomedical Science program at the University of Ottawa and have been working with Rubiks Counselling Services for three years now. I am very passionate about addressing underrepresented communities, and I am proud to support the delivery of mental health services in my community through Rubiks’ unique perspective. I connect with the experience of those from diverse backgrounds as well as students, and I hope to reduce the stigma of mental health and provide more accessible mental health services for these populations. In my free time, I enjoy working out, exploring new places to eat, and spending time with friends and family.

Education & CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma 2021

  • Ontario Scholar & Silver Medal Recipient 

LANGUAGE

  • English

  • French

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