Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Remi first approached Carly about a placement opportunity in September 2022. Carly was incredibly impressed by Remi's determination to work in this field and her ability to advocate for the needs of clients before she even started!
Remi has completed her practicum with another local therapist and has dedicated her research and practicum experience to helpful people with Eating Disorders and related illnesses.
We are very lucky to have Remi join us as of May 2023 and look forward to having her as part of our team.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and hold a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University as well as a BA from the University of Toronto. In addition to my formal education I spent 3 years as a volunteer crisis responder where I spoke with callers with wide ranging mental health needs, provided emotional support, and assessed and deescalated those in crisis.
Through my Master’s practicum placement I have had the privilege of working with clients experiencing many different challenges including anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, emotion dysregulation, low self esteem, and eating disorders. I have taken additional training in treatment for eating disorders including DBT for ED levels 1 and 2.
My approach is warm and validating and emphasizes both understanding the past and making changes in the present. I hope that I can provide clients with a base of safety and acceptance from which they can undertake the courageous work of making the changes that feel meaningful and important to them.
What makes you want to work at CCP?
One of the things that drew me to CCP was Carly’s commitment to creating an environment that is truly collaborative. Being part of a team is my favourite way to work and it has been inspiring to witness the passion and care that everyone here brings to their area of expertise. I feel honoured to be working among such wonderful and knowledgeable clinicians.
What's the most rewarding thing about this work?
One thing I love about being a therapist is watching my clients make meaningful shifts in their lives. Sometimes these are big moments like when someone eats their favourite food after years of their eating disorder telling them they can’t. Other times it’s a more subtle victory like hearing someone who struggles with self-criticism speak to themselves with kindness for the first time.
Whether it’s meeting a big goal or making a tiny change, there is nothing better than standing with my clients and noticing together how far they’ve come.
What's something surprising about you?
One of the joys of my life is playing rugby. I both played and coached at the varsity level and look forward to every summer where I captain my club team.
Not only do I love the challenge, fun and social elements of rugby, but my experiences as an athlete have also impacted my approach as a therapist! Having worked with many different coaches, I have had the opportunity to notice what approaches brought out the best in me. The coaches who inspired me were the ones who believed in my competence and would have grace for me when I made mistakes. They gave me the courage to take risks on field, to try things that were hard, and to be a braver and more resilient version of myself. I hope that I can recreate this kind of support in a therapeutic setting.