Rubina Gogna B.A., M.A
Thank you for showing interest in knowing more about me! I hope you enjoy reading my journey and can give me the privilege to join you on yours. I am here to help you resolve emotional issues, improve your mental health and provide you a sense of well-being, all in a supportive and safe space environment.
A Passionate Therapist
Coming from a background where people don’t talk about Mental Health I made it a point in my journey to help others like myself and remove the stigma around Mental Health by providing hope and courage to speak up.
I always struggled at school, making new friends or maintaining relationships, overthinking what others were thinking about me but I never realized it was impacting my daily motivation, my mood and slowly started to lose hope in life. I observed changes in my personality, my view of the world and always asking the same question ‘What’s the point, nobody cares anyways”? I realized something was not right.
Then I chose to pursue psychology in high school and from there began my journey. I could relate to what the researchers had to say and I gained an understanding of how to help myself out. My interest increased and as life threw more curveballs, I had to find the right tools to cope with my daily anxiety, depression, lack of motivation and other ongoing struggles. This grew my curiosity and I decided I wanted to help others like myself when I grow up and here I am!
Let me tell you the Journey was never easy but it was Worth It!
So are you ready to start this journey and to make a MINDFUL COMEBACK with me?
Licenses and Certifications
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)
- Talk Therapy
- Trauma-Informed Therapy
- Suicide Intervention and Prevention
- Crisis Intervention Trained
- Texting Support Services Trained
- Master’s in Clinical and Counseling Psychology
- Bachelor’s in Arts
- Post Graduate Diploma in Addictions and Mental Health
- Registered Psychotherapist with CRPO
- Worked as a Youth and Family Counselor for 12-18 years age group
- Experience working as a Crisis Intervention Worker in Inpatient, Outpatient, and Residential settings
- Volunteer experience working in a Forensics Unit at a Hospital
- Volunteer experience working as a Texting Crisis Support Counselor for Youth and Adults
- Early Intervention Therapist working with kids 0-10 years with ADHD, Autism, Down Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy
I am married to my best friend and we started our journey a decade ago. We both moved to Canada to achieve our dreams and struggled to make a living from scratch. We are really happy on how far we have come and continue to spread this positivity everyday. We love going for walks, coffee dates and love watching movies.
Likes and Dislikes!
I love dogs and cannot wait to bring one home, possibly a frenchie (love there cute ears). I love baking and is a form of therapy for me, I am also a big coffee lover. I am really not fond of spicy food ( but I can cook for sure). I am also not a big fan of country music but don’t mind if someone else is listening, but I will vibe to any other music.
My Style of Working!
I am a laid back therapist, I don’t like to use fancy words and focus on providing a safe space for my clients. I love a good sense of humor and will often set the tone for our therapy sessions on how you present. I don’t believe in having a strict guideline to follow but I take a collaborative approach to work with my client’s so that they feel at ease and don’t dread coming for therapy. With my background in positive psychology I try to find some optimism in even the worst curve balls life throws at us. I like to practice mindfulness and help my client’s to live in the present and not in the future. I believe in educating my clients why they are feeling or thinking the way they are and explore endless possibilities.
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You’re just committed to certain patterns of behaviors because they helped you in the past. Now, these behaviors have become more harmful than helpful. The reason why you can’t move forward is because you keep applying an old formula to a new level in your life. CHANGE THE FORMULA TO GET DIFFERENT RESULTS!
“You're Not Stuck"