Andrika

Rook

Registered Psychotherapist
She/Her
PRACTICE FULL
ON LEAVE

Andrika is here to support you with chronic pain, navigating major life changes, and reaching personal or professional goals.

Andrika is Shift’s top pain specialist. She supports people who are living with chronic pain, high performers who are navigating major life changes, and athletes who are managing chronic pain. Andrika will meet you where you’re at and, with humour and wisdom, help you become the best version of yourself.

Andrika specializes in helping people manage pain and injury, especially athletes and people with chronic conditions. She understands that injury and illness often come hand-in-hand with anxiety, depression, and stress. Andrika’s own life experience has given her unique insight into chronic pain, and she can help you find coping strategies that work for you. Andrika also excels at supporting highly motivated people who want to reach their professional or personal goals. She can help you explore performance-related challenges and develop strategies to overcome them. Andrika can also help you navigate mindset changes, burnout, and burnout recovery.

Andrika’s approach to therapy starts with compassion. She believes that you deserve a safe space to share your thoughts and struggles. Andrika uses a mix of cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, and psychodynamic psychotherapy to help you unlock your potential. This whole-person approach means that Andrika is genuinely curious and cares about all the factors that make you who you are.

Andrika hosts pain management support groups for people living with chronic pain and for those helping someone with chronic pain.

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 working through challenges and want to get back to your personal best.
You struggle with chronic pain and are looking to improve coping strategies for everyday life.
You are a highly-motivated person interested in creating strategies to support your performance and drive.

More about

Andrika

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

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.

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