Rachel Riemer Counsellor

While Rachel Riemer has experience and training in several different approaches to therapy, her counselling is client-centred and strengths-based, so her approach in individual therapy will always depend on each client’s unique needs. Every person is the expert in their own lives, and Rachel practices from the standpoint that each client is the expert in their own healing. Related to this concept, Rachel practices from the standpoint that most “disorders,” such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, are only “disorders” if and when they interfere with a person’s mental health and functioning. A diagnosis of a disorder related to a person’s mental health is, in most cases, an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of how the individual thinks and to explore a person’s coping skills and strengths related to their way of thinking and perceiving the world.

Areas of experience/expertise:

Approaches:

  • Trauma Informed Practice (TIP)
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive-based Therapy
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) therapy; positive reinforcement only
  • Behaviour Intervention
  • Psychotherapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Mindfulness-based Therapy
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Faith-based counselling
  • Pet Therapy
  • Group Therapy

Issues:

  • Dual diagnoses; developmental/intellectual disability and mental health concerns
  • Bereavement and grief
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder¬†(ADHD)/Attention Deficit Disorder¬†(ADD)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Self-harm and suicide ideation
  • LGBTQ+ related trauma recovery and other mental health concerns
  • Religious abuse recovery
  • Attachment disorders
  • Family and relationship conflict