B. Theology, MDiv. OACCPP
Offices: Brampton/ Mississauga
Focus:Individuals, Couples, Family Therapy, Parenting, Communication, Separation/Divorce, Abuse/Violence, Anxiety/Depression, Anger, Grief, Self Esteem, Spiritual Issues, Life Transitions
There is hope. Life offers us all mountain top and valley experiences, which provide opportunities to discover, learn, grow and even develop greater relationships. I believe that our approach to life’s challenges may often hold the key to our future success. However, there are times when the way forward is unclear and the support of a professional is valuable.
I enjoy working with clients that experience “valley” challenges such as any of the following: depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, grief, loss, sickness, abuse, low self worth, and trauma. I also enjoy working with clients seeking personal direction and relational fulfillment.
I understand that seeking help is not easy for everyone, but my hope is that my expertise, respect, and compassion for all people will help you feel confident that you can make it.
I love adventures yet on the other hand I enjoy staying at home and gardening too. I love listening to loud music yet I also love riding my trail bike through the silent forest. I love playing basketball yet I also like riding alone on my road bike. Yes I’m conflicted and complicated, but who isn’t?
I have been married for over 17 years to my inspiring wife Natasha. We are blessed with two fantastic daughters. My life and relationship experiences have led me to become interested in attachment theory and the use of Emotionally Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the therapeutic process.
BSW, MSW, RSW
Offices: Brampton/ Mississauga
“In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us” - Flora Edwards
My name is Ramneet Lotay. I was born in Toronto and raised in Peel Region to immigrant parents from Punjab, India, who stressed the value of hard work, dedication and being focused. Above all they taught me to be a good human being, to help those who are not as privileged as I am, and to always see the best in people. This led me to pursue a career in social work, where I continue to have the most amazing opportunities to work with and support individuals who are experiencing barriers. I recognize that even though individuals might be struggling and feeling hopeless, they hold in themselves strength and resiliency. Each one of us is an expert in our own lives and my passion lies in helping individuals recognize their strengths and abilities.
I am a registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and with the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). I hold a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Windsor with a focus on health, and a Bachelor of Social Work with Honours from York University. I have supported individuals impacted by trauma caused by violence and sexual abuse through my work with Violence Against Women prevention programs in Peel Region. In addition to this, I have worked with youth struggling with depression, anxiety and mental health as a result of the duality of cultures. Working primarily from a critical reflective and anti-oppressive practice lens, I use strengths-based, narrative and CBT approaches during sessions with clients. I recognize the importance of building a deep connection with those with whom I work and find this to be incredibly valuable. In addition to the English language, I am verbally fluent in Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu and able to provide counselling in these languages. I can identify the importance of language as being a tool of strength whereby I am able to successfully connect with clients. Being a first-generation South Asian Canadian woman, I am aware of barriers faced by young men and women due to culture, and this enables me to bring a unique perspective to practice while providing a safe and comforting environment.
Currently, I volunteer in the community for causes which I hold close to my heart, in addition to facilitating groups in Peel Region for women, men and children. The ultimate goal is to utilize my skills and abilities to make a difference in the community. I would be privileged to hear your story and support you in overcoming any challenges you may be having in your life.
Rebecca Billings (Rosenblat)
B.Sc. Hons (Psych), RP, CSAT, Cert LC
Registered Psychotherapist, Relationship & Sexuality Therapist, Certified Trauma & Sex Addiction Therapist, Life Coach, TV Host, Author,Professional Member of CRPO, AASECT, AAMFT, OAMFT, IITAP & FRSH
Office(s): Burlington/ Mississauga
Focus: Infidelity, Sexual abuse & trauma, Sex & porn addiction, Various sexual dysfunctions,Sexual education & communication, Age-related sexual concerns, Self-esteem, body-image issues, Sexual perversions, Sexual and non-sexual couple work, Communication skills, Parental communication skills
After working in mental health at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry for six years, I switched my focus to couple’s counseling and obtained various specialized therapy certifications. Soon, I realized that couples work was incomplete without knowing the nuances of the dance of intimacy, where a lot of dynamics play out. As such, I became proficient in sex therapy to compliment my couples’ work, and learned that it was the ultimate body language. So I delved deeper into sexual issues such as safety, comfort, mutual understanding, meaningful connection, trauma, abuse, miscommunication, and how we define ourselves via our intimate relationships and become defined by our sexuality – e.g. while we say we have a cardiac condition or were diagnosed with diabetes or cancer, when it comes to sex we are impotent, inorgasmic, infertile, unfulfilled, and so on. Since sex is such a crucial part of our being – which can bring us the greatest joy or pain, depending upon the context – I made it my mission to provide a safe and non-judgmental place for individuals to open up and share their deepest fears, debilitating perversions, traumatic wounds, and addictions that ruin God’s plan for our bodies. While I’ve done a lot of individual psychotherapy and couples work around various issues for over seven years, what has given me the greatest joy is helping people get back on the right track, after infidelity, sexual trauma, sex or porn addiction, body image issues, child abuse, and sexual dysfunction and/or misconduct have ruined their lives.
Beyond my private practice, I’ve been a media personality for ten years, as a host of various radio and TV shows, workshop leader, public speaker, advice columnist, and media expert on critical issues. Due to my strong voice, I was asked to host a call-in show after Sue Johanson’s retirement nearly four years ago. As such, I’m currently hosting Sex @ 11 with Rebecca – a twice-weekly, live, call-in TV show, with over 500 hundred hours of TV and another 500 hours of radio experience. The questions I get indicate a great need, since there are many who remain trapped in dark places for their entire lives, not knowing that help is at hand.
Focus: Individuals, Adolescents, Children, Families, Couples, Self-esteem, Bullying, Identity, Parenting, Transitions, Anxiety/Depression.
You have come a long way already. At this moment, you have built up your many strengths and ways of coping with life’s triumphs and disasters. You have developed these on your own, from within yourself. And now you are looking for help, to become even stronger and to find other ways of coping. I would be honoured to help you with this work. Let’s work together to discover and experience your most capable, best self.
I am a daughter, sister, aunt, wife and a mother. I know the joys and the pressures of being counted on in all of these different relationships. I know the expectations that I place upon myself can be the toughest of all. If you are feeling that your relationships have become unbalanced, take heart. We can work together to find a rhythm that makes each day a little easier.
I will work with you to discover the approach that best suits you – I believe there is something out there for everyone! I have worked with children, adolescents, adults using an experiential approach and making use of Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT) techniques where appropriate for anxiety and depression. I also see couples and families and I have training in Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) which is highly effective for many clients. Just as every person and issue is unique, I try to be flexible in my approach and find the right fit for you.
Education & Training
I have a Bachelor’s in Honours Psychology from University of Ottawa (2003) and a Master’s in Counselling Psychology from Trinity Western University (2007). I am a member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Psychometrists (OACCPP). I have lived and worked for nearly a decade in the Middle East and now enjoy working with clients, couples and families in the GTA.
I know that it can be so difficult to take the steps to seek help. You’re not alone in this feeling. And you don’t need to cope alone anymore, either. It’s such a relief to feel heard and be helped.