Fostering Emotional Wellness in Toronto and York regions

Empowering individuals through compassionate, personalized mental health care

Sandra Ragheb

Counselling / Psychology / Mental Health

Owner of Towards Healing Clinic

As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) licensed by the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), I bring a wealth of education and experience to my practice. I hold a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from the esteemed University of Ottawa, complemented by an Honours Baccalaureate in Psychology from the University of Toronto.

With over five years of clinical experience, my journey in psychotherapy began during my internship, where I had the privilege of working closely with refugees and immigrants who had endured traumatic experiences. This pivotal experience ignited my passion and dedication to serving clients navigating trauma-related challenges.

Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to serve diverse populations in Toronto and North York, working within esteemed institutions such as Downsview Health Care and Pinpoint Health- Infinity Health: Medical Clinic and Rehab Centre. Specializing in trauma-informed care, I am committed to providing culturally responsive and safe therapeutic environments for clients facing a spectrum of mental health challenges, including PTSD, childhood trauma, mood disorders (anxiety disorders and depression), and self-esteem issues.

My therapeutic approach is multifaceted, drawing from a diverse range of modalities tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual. I am proficient in Trauma-Informed therapies, Internal Family Systems, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Interventions, Strength-Based Interventions, Compassion-Focused Therapy, as well as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I have also earned a Certificate from Beck’s Institute in the “Essentials of CBT” and am currently undergoing training to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist Professional (CCTP).

With a deep commitment to ongoing professional development and a steadfast dedication to my clients’ well-being, I am honored to accompany individuals on their journey toward healing and growth.

My Approach

Embarking on the journey of healing is a profound step towards embracing our innate capacity for self-understanding, authenticity, and inner peace. We are all inherently driven towards self-realization, yet often hindered by the obstacles life presents.

My approach to therapy is grounded in the belief that by removing these obstacles, we can cultivate resilience and foster growth.Utilizing trauma-informed therapies, I accompany you on your healing journey by creating a nurturing and safe environment where change can flourish. Together, we explore the impact of your experiences on your life and create space for understanding and acceptance of your unique narrative.

Central to our work is the cultivation of genuine curiosity towards self, free from judgment. By delving into your past and unpacking the influence of trauma and past attachments on your present relationships, we uncover inner wounds that may have long been buried. We navigate through trauma responses learned as survival mechanisms in childhood or from past traumas, recognizing their impact on your present experiences.

I firmly believe in equipping you with practical skills to navigate the present with resilience and confidence. Through psychoeducation, utilizing worksheets, visuals, and metaphors, we develop concrete strategies for emotion regulation, challenging unhelpful beliefs, engaging in inner child work, and healing trauma responses that may affect your relationships.

Furthermore, we explore the unique strengths and resilience that have carried you through challenging times, highlighting the empowering aspects of your narrative. Throughout this journey, I emphasize and instill the practice of self-compassion as a cornerstone of growth and healing.

Together, we embark on a transformative path towards healing, self-discovery, and empowerment. Your journey is unique, and I am honored to walk alongside you every step of the way.

Education and Certifications

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  • Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) (2020) - College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
  • Member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
  • Master of Education in Counselling Psychology (2020) – University of Ottawa
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) (2019)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): Essential of CBT Certificate (2018)
  • Mental Health Academy Certificate of Completion: CBT with Panic Disorder (2019)
  • Mental Health Academy Certificate of Completion: Anxiety Disorders(2019)
  • Mental Health Academy Certificate of Completion: Working with Trauma (2019)

Committed to Your Wellbeing

Each person's journey to mental health is unique, and I cherish the opportunity to be a part of yours. Your wellness is my priority, and I am here to provide you with compassionate, effective support.

Let's Start Your Wellness Journey

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