Rahab Renié-Townsend is a Psychological Associate in Supervised Practice, as well as Registered Psychotherapist. She's also a member of the Ontario Psychological Association. Rahab received her Master of Psychology degree (M.Psy.) from Adler Graduate Professional School and her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) from York University. Rahab also has a Certificate in Trauma Psychotherapy from Adler Graduate Professional School.
Rahab has over 10 years of work, volunteer, and practicum placement experience in the field of mental health. In that time, she has provided psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults; administered psychological assessments in various clinical settings; administered psycho-educational assessments at the Peel District School Board; facilitated workshops on mental health awareness to junior hockey teams; volunteered at the Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Care Centre; and volunteered as a motivational speaker for children struggling with issues related to bullying and violence at various elementary schools in the Greater Toronto Area.
Rahab works with children, adolescents, and adults. She provides psychotherapy to individuals coping with depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, phobias, bullying, and eating disorders. Rahab uses an eclectic approach to psychotherapy by incorporating aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, and Emotion-Focused Therapy. Rahab also administers psychological assessments and psycho-educational assessments.
Fostering a healthy therapeutic relationship is particularly important to Rahab. She believes this is accomplished by creating an environment that safe and free of judgement, and a therapeutic relationship built on mutual respect. Rahab’s engaging, caring, and empathetic approach to psychotherapy creates a space where clients can feel safe to explore their concerns and emotions openly.
Rahab is registered as a Psychological Associate (Supervised Practice) with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, and is completing her final year of preparation for independent practice; she's also a Registered Psychotherapist as a member of CRPO. She continues to provide services under the supervision of registered Psychologists, but now has access to the full range of the scope of practice of members of CPO, including the communication of a diagnosis.