Mandy Rai works with couples, adults and youth, with a focus on complex PTSD, men's mental health, women’s mental health, anxiety, depression, BIPOC, and cognitive dissonance.
Trauma, C-PTSD, Violence:
- Domestic, systemic, gendered, work-related, racial, ethnic, cultural, physical, emotional, sexual, bullying, intergenerational, micro-aggressions, as well as witnessing violence and physical neglect
Certification/ Special Training:
AEDP Institute - AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) Level 1: Immersion
AEDP Institute - AEDP Level 2: Essential Skills – In progress
DBT Vancouver – DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) Comprehensive training
EMDIRA - EMDR Trained Clinician
EMDIRA - EMDR Certified Therapist: In progress
When Love Hurts – WLH Certified Training
Mandy Rai is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who uses a collaborative and person-centred approach to support clients in their journey toward self-discovery and healing. Mandy offers a range of treatment options from a trauma-informed, intersectional framework.
Mandy provides an empathic, compassionate, and non-judgmental space for clients to explore beyond traditional talk therapy and move through painful experiences toward healing. Mandy believes a co-created, safe therapeutic relationship allows for corrective emotional and relational experiences and neurobiological change.
Mandy's lived experiences of healing through trauma, along with her professional training and education, have deeply informed her work. Mandy has a personal understanding of the wide range of emotional and psychological reactions to stress such as anger, social withdrawal, low confidence/self-esteem, internalized shame, and isolation. Growth is a lifelong journey, and Mandy provides a judgment-free safe space for clients to explore their inner world.
Compassion, authenticity, and cultural sensitivity are the core values of Mandy's practice. She finds her work with others incredibly humbling, and she is grateful to her clients for entrusting her with their experiences. It takes strength and courage to request counselling. If you struggle with difficult emotions or experiences, you don't need to face them alone. Contact Mandy today to schedule a session and begin your journey toward healing.