Rachel specializes in supporting adolescents and adults who experience challenges with anxiety, self-esteem and perfectionism by adopting a collaborative approach to therapy. In her sessions, she works with her clients to set achievable goals and develop sustainable coping mechanisms to prevent life's challenges from holding them back. Rachel's first-hand experience of anxiety and overthinking means she understands the obstacles you're dealing with and is committed to ensuring positive changes throughout your therapy journey. She is also passionate about supporting adolescents and adults struggling with body image issues.
During sessions, Rachel creates a safe and nurturing environment, adopting a gentle and positive approach. She tailors her methods to meet the unique needs of each individual, enabling them to achieve their desired outcomes throughout the therapy process. Her sessions are rooted in empathy and emphasize self-esteem, self-acceptance, and mindfulness.
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-in some sushi. 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