"Examples of balance can be found everywhere, even in those places where you least expect them."- Dr. Patrizia Collard
Founder, Moroccan-Canadian Psychotherapist, and 1st Generation Immigrant
I am a College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario member with nine years of experience in the mental health field. I began as an academic and personal mentor to struggling students through The Mentorship Network, then a career coach for Carleton University Career Services.
My passion for helping others led me to pursue a Master's in Counselling and Spirituality at Saint Paul University where I was trained in both individual and couples therapy. With these educational and professional experiences as well as my lived experiences as a woman of colour, I created Blissful Balance Counselling on the values of inclusion, cultural competence, and compassion. All are welcome!
MY PHILOSOPHY OF HEALING
I believe that life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it. Throughout our lives, we have learned coping styles and communication patterns that often lead us to be more reactive or cope adversely to circumstances. This is completely normal. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way and only you have the power to control your thoughts, feelings and ultimately…your actions.
I use an integrative counselling approach with individuals and couples. I tailor my approach to your needs and work collaboratively with you to set your goals for therapy. Non-judgement and empathy are the core values in my practice. With empathy, I help you to address negative thinking patterns and increase self-compassion. My areas of expertise include; anxiety disorders, depression, self-esteem, relational difficulties, post immigration issues, couples counselling, trauma (trauma-informed approach), spirituality, and general life transitions. My mission is to help guide you to better cope with these difficulties and restore balance and bliss in your life.
SCHEDULE A SESSION
Rania Oustad CRPO Registration Number: # 008782. Fees are $160.00 per session plus HST. Sliding scale is currently not offered. E-Transfers are accepted and the preferred method of payment. Services can also be reimbursed by some health plans. Please inquire with your provider if they cover services provided by Registered Psychotherapists.
Contact me today to schedule a session.