Rhonda Kotchapaw, MA, RP, BRE

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Meet Rhonda Kotchapaw
I have a Masters of Counselling Psychology and am licensed with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I'm also a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. I have a passion to walk alongside those who want to experience greater freedom from issues that weigh them down. 

I'm particularly passionate about walking alongside those who have experienced abuse and trauma. In my private practice I approach psychotherapy from a trauma-informed, client-centered, experiential, attachment-based framework. I work with clients who deal with a wide range of issues including complex trauma, PTSD, abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, divorce, recovery from narcissistic relationships, etc.

My interest in the helping profession grew out of my own backstory. As a young teen I witnessed trauma up close and personal and while the initial traumatic event did not happen to me per se, I was in the midst of it and it began to shape my view of the world as an unsafe place. From that point on, I dealt with significant fear and anxiety. My own journey helped me to see that there is hope for healing and that we don’t need to be prisoners of the things that haunt us.

What Does Therapy Look Like?

Therapy itself is as unique as the person seeking help. While we have guidelines and parameters as mental health professionals, each session unfolds based on the client’s needs in that particular moment. And although I may have expertise in a therapeutic modality, the client is the expert on his or her own experience. As such there is an orchestrated unfolding of both the client and therapist leading and being led.

While I draw on several different modalities, my primary approach is based on Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) – an attachment-based model of therapy. It utilizes the power of emotion to guide and to heal. Like a smoke trail leads a lost camper back to his or her campsite, so emotion can lead us to where we need to go. And as emotion helps to move us toward action, so we use emotion to move us toward healing.

Are You Ready?

Are you ready to put some of your issues behind you? Are you exhausted from inner turmoil and feeling stuck? It would be my honour to walk alongside you toward greater freedom and wholeness. I offer a free 15-20 minute intro consultation to give you an opportunity to see if I would be a good fit to help you with some of your challenges. I can be reached by calling (613) 572-0679, or by emailing rhondakotchapawcounselling@gmail.com. Online booking is available through www.rhondakotchapawcounselling.com or through https://rhondakotchapawcounselling.janeapp.com/.

Rhonda Kotchapaw Reaches

Kingston ON