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Andrika Rook

Andrika Rook

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Registered Psychotherapist
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$200 +HST
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$200 +HST

Andrika is here to support you with chronic pain management, building a better quality of life, managing stress and maintaining emotional balance.

Right for you if:

You are looking for a therapist who will will meet you where you're at, with humour and wisdom.
You are the caregiver of someone who lives with chronic pain.
You experience anxiety, depression or stress due to living with chronic pain.
You're a highly-motivated athlete interested in learning new ways to empower your performance and drive.
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Once a high-performing athlete, she faced a significant sports injury in 2003 that left her living with chronic pain. After advanced study and certification, she transformed her experience into a career where she now helps others living with chronic pain understand that a better quality of life is possible for them, too. Meet Andrika, a leading expert in Canada and the top pain specialist at Shift Collab! She works with individuals, couples and athletes to help manage the emotional aspects associated with chronic pain, recognizing that it’s often met with anxiety, depression and stress. Andrika will provide you with the tools and skills needed to navigate the emotional rollercoaster that is living with chronic pain, as well as techniques to build resilience, empowering you to lead a life where chronic pain no longer defines you.

Think of Andrika as your personal quarterback who wants to help you get closer to the goal line in every session. As you continue to work together, Andrika will lean in with curiosity and implement a holistic approach. She’ll consider and address various aspects of your life and well-being, not just the physical symptoms of your pain. She will provide a plan to implement new coping strategies so you feel more in control of your pain, which will help guide you into a more positive mindset, leading to a better quality of life. If you’re someone who supports a partner living with chronic pain, Andrika will provide you with tools to learn how to navigate the caregiving role and how to improve communication around pain.

You can find Andrika in the gym or outdoors hiking when she’s not in session. She is passionate about fitness and is part of an ongoing fitness challenge, which helps keep her motivated. If she’s not getting her steps or squats in, she can be found reading a good “whodunit” book, writing or spending time with her family and puppy!

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Right for you if:

You are looking for a therapist who will will meet you where you're at, with humour and wisdom.
You are the caregiver of someone who lives with chronic pain.
You experience anxiety, depression or stress due to living with chronic pain.
You're a highly-motivated athlete interested in learning new ways to empower your performance and drive.

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Q&A

What does good mental health look like to you?
Good mental health is similar to good physical health- it's helpful to share what you're going through- it's like going to the mental gym and 'working out' those feelings.
What do you do to take care of your own mental health?
I walk in nature and spend time outside.
What is a motto or idea that gives you reassurance when you’re having a difficult time?
Even though this struggle feels so real in this moment, I continue to learn that by allowing myself to go through these feelings that they get easier over time. I'm honouring myself by allowing myself to feel this way.

Diploma in Psychotherapy, Ontario Psychotherapy and Counselling Program (2017)

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Western University (2001)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certification (Beck Institute)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety (Beck Institute)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Depression (Beck Institute)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Chronic Pain (Beck Institute)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Mood Disorders (Beck Institute)

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Theory (Ontario Psychotherapy and Counselling Program)

College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario

Canadian Association of Psychodynamic Psychotherapists

Canadian Pain Society

People in Pain Network

European Pain Foundation

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