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Rachel Costa

Rachel Costa

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Registered Social Worker
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$160.00
Sessions start at
$160.00

Rachel is here to support you with anxiety, building self-esteem, setting healthy boundaries, and perfectionism.

Right for you if:

You're looking to improve your self-esteem.
You're experiencing challenges in your life due to perfectionism.
You identify as a high sensitive person or someone who has a difficult time managing emotions.
You would like to learn how to set healthier boundaries and build your confidence.

Right for you if:

You're looking to improve your self-esteem.
You're experiencing challenges in your life due to perfectionism.
You identify as a high sensitive person or someone who has a difficult time managing emotions.
You would like to learn how to set healthier boundaries and build your confidence.
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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.

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What therapists say about

Rachel

Rachel is a kind and knowledgeable therapist whose calm demeanor will instantly make you feel at ease. Rachel is passionate about helping individuals gain emotional awareness and effectively manage strong emotions.
Jacqueline Lau
Registered Psychotherapist
Rachel will meet you where you are and together will develop a flexible and collaborative treatment plan that best suits your needs. With her it will be a journey of empowerment, discovery, and learning.
Fatima Noorali
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Rachel is highly skilled at supporting you with anxiety, perfectionism, self-esteem and setting boundaries. Her warm and empowering approach will increase your awareness and find strategies that are individualized for you. Highly recommended!
Caitlin Sigouin
Registered Social Worker

More about

Rachel

Rachel Costa smiling, standing on a mountian path with treelined mountians in the background.

Q&A

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 minutes of my day to ensure that I am practicing some form of self-care.
What is your favourite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon?
Yoga
If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life what would it be?
Pasta & Sushi... I can’t pick just one!!

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

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