More about Rachel Asare

I offer individual and couples psychotherapy support, with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and other techniques.  My areas of interest include learning disabilities, brain injuries, depression, anxiety and trauma. 
  
I have extensive experience helping individuals who have come up against physical and/or psychological barriers to re-entering the workforce. I also have extensive experience with psychometric evaluation methods. I have worked as a Vocational Evaluator and Psychometrist since 2009, gaining experience in the vocational rehabilitation field and I have demonstrated proficiency as an expert witness. My assessment services include: psychological, psycho-educational and neuropsychological assessments, motor vehicle accident claims, personal injury and disability claims (including LTD), immigration, psycho-vocational assessments and medico-legal psychological assessments

 

Qualifications

Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University, Fredericton, New Brunswick

 

Affiliations

Psychologist Association of Alberta

College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals

Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada

College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals

Canadian Assessment Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Society

College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario

Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals

 

Certifications

Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluator

International Certified Vocational Evaluator

Registered Rehabilitation Professional

CVRP Fellow

Return to Work Disability Manager

Registered Psychotherapist (Ontario)

 

Languages

  • English

My Areas of Specialty:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD / ADHD)
  • Brain Injury
  • Career Changes or the Loss of a Career
  • Cognitive Disability
  • Cross Cultural Issues Counselling
  • Dealing with Physical Health Issues
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Handling Chronic Illness & Chronic Pain
  • Infertility
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma or PTSD with First Responders

I can also help with these areas:

  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Child & Youth Stress and Trauma
  • Communication Disorders
  • Custody Access Issues
  • Dealing with Phobias
  • Drug or Substance Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family Violence
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting Issues & Support
  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse & Assault
  • Sexuality and Intimacy Issues

Mental Health Disorders:

  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Dependent Personality Disorder
  • Dyslexia
  • Expressive & Receptive Language Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder

My Treatment Approaches:

  • Adlerian Therapy
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Client Centered Therapy (Rogerian therapy)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person Centered therapy
  • Psychoanalytical Therapy
  • Psychotherapy

Assessment Services:

  • Assessments For Developmental Disabilities
  • Career Assessments
  • Forensic Assessment Services
  • Gifted / Intellectually Advanced Assessments
  • Intelligence, Psycho-educational and Memory Assessments
  • Neuropsychological Assessments
  • Personality and Behavioural Assessments

Sexuality, Intimacy, and Gender:

  • Pornography Issues & Addiction
  • Relationship Dependence
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Offending Behaviours & Violence
  • Sexuality and Intimacy Issues