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Rina Araji

Rina works as a Clinical Intern at Joy Health and Research Center.  With a life-long love of learning, Rina’s experience is informed by diverse studies at the University of Ottawa, having completed a Master of Arts degree in Public Ethics, as well as undergraduate degrees in Criminology, Psychology and Health Science.  Currently, she is completing her Master of Education in Counselling Psychology at the University of Ottawa. Rina is actively training to provide psychotherapy to children, adults, couples and families.  Her experience in varied community and health organizations such as the Distress Centre of Ottawa and Bruyére Continuing Care has enhanced Rina’s capability to address a wide variety of client issues. 

Rina’s training is additionally informed by her existential theoretical orientation.  She believes it is possible to derive rich life meaning through human struggle and suffering and that all humans have within them the strength required to transform their lives in positive directions.   Working within this orientation, Rina is interested in furthering her ability to provide clients with a variety of psychotherapeutic therapies, for example Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Satir Family Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. Rina feels privileged to work with Joy Health and Research clients and is looking forward to acting in a facilitative role to help them encounter their experiences with renewed self-awareness and hope.