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MEET THE team

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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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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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Harneet Sambhi

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

My lived experience with mental health motivates me to create a safe, welcoming, and comfortable environment for clients. I value the importance of the therapeutic relationship so clients can move forward with ease. I use emotion-focused therapy rooted in attachment theory along with Play therapy to help all individuals understand and manage their struggles. Together we will create goals and explore skills to help you overcome life's struggles. Negative life events are an inevitable part of life, and I am here to empower you to have a meaningful life and navigate the struggles accompanied with family dynamics. I have gained experience helping children,  adolescents, and adults cope with anxiety, depression, family conflict, behaviour management, gender identity, and trauma. ​

Only virtual services provided. 

Education & CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology – Yorkville University

  • Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

  • Emotion-Focused therapy and Play Therapy trainings

LANGUAGE

  • English

  • Hindi

  • Punjabi

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CURRENTLY NOT TAKING NEW CLIENTS

Samiyah Zawawi

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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CURRENTLY NOT TAKING NEW CLIENTS

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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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

Prices vary & sliding scale is available

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