Rachel specializes in supporting Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs) by understanding and empathizing with challenges like navigating deep emotions, dealing with anxiety, addressing low self-esteem, and managing perfectionism. As you work with Rachel, she’ll support you in building your emotional awareness and identifying the root causes of overwhelming feelings. In learning how to better recognize and manage heightened emotions, you’ll also learn how to make more informed decisions, cultivate better relationships with others, and step outside of the high-functioning anxiety mindset.
During sessions, Rachel offers practical strategies for self-awareness, self-care, and emotion management. She will incorporate mindfulness into sessions, which will support you in learning the techniques needed to reframe that self-sabotaging mindset. Rachel’s approach also includes breathing practices to reduce overstimulation building strength to embrace your sensitivity with resilience.
Outside of sessions, Rachel finds joy in spending time outdoors and exploring her culinary skills in the kitchen. As part of her self-care routine, she regularly engages in running, yoga, and pilates. Recognizing the importance of balance, you can also catch her relaxing in her PJs, indulging in a new Netflix series, and ordering sushi to-go. Rachel encourages you to develop your own personalized self-care routine as an integral part of the therapeutic process. By fostering confidence and self-compassion, she aims to empower you to become the best version of yourself.
Master of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University (2022)
Bachelor of Arts: Child and Youth Care, Ryerson University (2017)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (The Emotion Center, Rachel Oliver)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (The Emotion Center, Rachel Oliver)
Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT Skills Training, Elisha Van Harte)
Emotion Focused Therapy (The Emotion Center, Rachel Oliver)
Family Based Treatment, for eating disorders (The Emotion Center, Rachel Oliver)
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers