Hi, I'm Rami.
I am an integrative therapist and I draw on multiple psychotherapeutic approaches when working with clients. I believe that every person is unique and there is no one approach that fits all. The specific needs, challenges and personality of each client dictates what tools/strategies I use. The therapeutic modalities I practice include Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy and Supportive Counselling.
I believe that feelings should
not be suppressed or changed.
They should be explored
When I was 18 years old, I worked with a psychotherapist as I struggled with issues related to anxiety, self-esteem and sexual orientation. I walked out of my therapist’s office one afternoon feeling happier, less burdened and more confident in who I was. I wanted to help others feel the same so I decided to become a psychotherapist myself.
I left the biology pre-medical studies program I was enrolled in and transferred to the psychology department. I completed a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Education in Special Education. Then I earned a Master's Degree in General Psychology and a second Master's Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. In September 2018, I will begin my doctoral studies in Counselling Psychology at the University of Toronto.
We don't know how brave
people who seek help are,
until we sit in the client chair
I specialize in helping individuals overcome struggles related to depression, anxiety disorders, stress, self-worth/self-esteem, relationship difficulties, grief and substance abuse.
As a gay man, I know the challenges, stressors and micro-aggressions that one experiences due to their non-heteronormative gender and/or sexual identities. I have been working with members of the Queer Community for years.
I assist individuals going through transitions and changes in their lives such as, adjusting to a new country, starting a different job, leaving unhealthy relationships, and seeking to live the life they deserve where they put their needs before those of others.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
I am a General Member with the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychotherapists, and Psychometrists (OACCPP).
I am a Member in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT).
I deliver my services in English, French and Arabic.