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Rachel Costa

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Registered Social Worker
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Rachel is here to support you with body image, self-esteem issues, eating disorders, and perfectionism.

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Rachel supports adolescents and adults navigate their challenges with eating disorders so that they can heal their relationships, mind and body. Rachel is also passionate about helping those who are struggling with self-esteem and perfectionism. She will work with you to build out action plans and set goals so that you can begin healing your relationship with food and your body.

Rachel uses a variety of therapy tools and is passionate about empowering you to use the skills you already have to help you better understand your challenges. Rachel brings a gentle and warm approach to sessions and sometimes will begin with breathwork and mindfulness exercises. Rachel creates a safe space for you to explore your feelings and emotions and can understand how intrusive thoughts and self-criticism can deeply impact your sense of self. Her sessions are grounded in empathy and highlight self-esteem, self-acceptance, and mindfulness.

Rachel enjoys spending time outdoors and in the kitchen. She can often be found doing yoga, going for a run with her partner or cooking. She uses breathwork and guided meditations to help her remain grounded. Rachel encourages you to develop your own self-care routine as part of the therapeutic process. She believes that healing your internal relationships is key to achieving the best version of yourself.

Right for you if:

You are experiencing symptoms of an eating disorder.
You want to heal your relationship with food and your body image.
You would like to improve your communication skills and are experiencing relationship challenges.
You would feel comfortable in free-flowing conversational therapy sessions

More about


Master of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University (2022)

Bachelor of Arts: Child and Youth Care, Ryerson University (2017)

CBT, Rachel Oliver (2022)

EFT, Rachel Oliver (2022)

FBT, Rachel Oliver (2022)

DBT Skills Training, Elisha Van Harte (2020)

Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

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What do you do to take care of your own mental health?
I move my body and quiet my mind. Without daily movement and active attention to my breath I find that the demands of my day can often take over quickly. I carve out a minimum of 30 mins of my day to ensure that I am practicing some form of self care.
What does good mental health look like to you?
Good mental health means that your body and mind are working collaboratively to help you feel like the best version of yourself.
How do you describe therapy?
Therapy is like taking all the thoughts in your brain that you may not feel comfortable saying out loud to a friend or family member and speaking your truth with a trusted professional who can assist you to unpack and process what’s been going through that mind lately.