Rasha Mardini, RP

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Rasha Mardini, RP

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Meet Rasha

Rasha’s passion for therapy is evident through her commitment and dedication to improve the wellbeing of her clients. As a clinical therapist with a background in community development, Rasha works from a systemic approach and brings an understanding of how different external factors, whether cultural, social, or economic, can have an impact on a person’s decisions and habits. Rasha’s goal is to work with clients to explore the roots of their problems and assist them in developing a plan to help overcome these challenges.

Prior to joining the Shift Collab team as a manager responsible for our Real Campus program and a therapist, Rasha worked in the Region of Waterloo where she founded the Newcomer Mental Health Program to help newcomers and refugees in various areas of their lives. Rasha worked alongside community leaders to improve the overall experience of the newcomer community, providing them with mental services such as counselling, workshops and group therapy.

Rasha understands the anxiety and worry that comes with starting therapy and her primary goal is to create a space where her clients can feel safe and comfortable in sharing their stories. She considers it a privilege to be a part of her clients’ experiences as she assists them in identifying their strengths and providing them with new perspectives. Rasha uses an integrated approach that combines systems theory with attachment-based, client-centred, trauma-focused, and strength-based therapies.

Rasha is trilingual and provides therapy in English, French, and Arabic.

Specialities:

  • Trauma

  • Cultural integration

  • Life transitions

  • Relationships

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Grief/loss

  • Social isolation

  • Academic stress

Education

Rasha earned her Bachelor's of Social Work in Beirut, Lebanon before receiving her Master of Education in Psychotherapy at the University of New Brunswick.

Professional Memberships:

Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)