Rita Ofili, BSW, MSW, RSW

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  • Registered Clinical Social Worker
  • 200 Kennvale Drive, Unit 203, Barrhaven, Nepean, Ontario, K2J 0C3
  • Phone: 613-890-2006
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  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Phone


I am a Registered Clinical Social Worker - with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I have a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Social Work degree. I have extensive training in the field of counseling.  I provide clinical/mental health care and therapy with cultural competency, serving a diverse population with cultural sensitivity in a non-judgemental approach, using Motivational Interviewing, Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solution Focused Client Centred Therapy; CAMH trained Smoking Cessation Counsellor, also trained in Christian Counselling and in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples.

I am passionate about working with people to address their concerns in the way that best fits their individual needs. I believe that people are unique and that they need unique strategies relevant to their particular life situation in order to move forward in their lives. Thus, I work together with my client to develop strategies to find hope in the midst of the challenges that they face and to support them in moving toward the desired outcome. I believe that relationships are important and that couples, families and individuals are able to face life challenges without becoming overwhelmed when important relationships in one’s life is working well, we all need at least one person who we can turn to and count on. Research shows that having a solid emotional connection with our partner, a trusted friend and family is good for our health, it soothes our nervous systems, opening our lives to creativity and joy! A resilient family is able to overcome life challenges faster and to rebuild faster after any life obstacle.

If you feel like you're just really stressed out and you're having real difficulty dealing with day to day life, or if something specific has happened in your life and in your family that has turned your world upside down, then it is time that we meet.

I provide practical, collaborative, brief therapy to help you create the life you want. My area of practice includes short term therapy focusing on your resilience and strengths in a compassionate and client-centered environment. Together we will explore what is happening for you interpersonally and relationally, while making sense of the feelings, thoughts, and behaviours that are holding you back or causing you emotional pain.

I provide a safe and comfortable space where I ensure you will be supported and attuned to throughout our work together. We will work to uncover and develop a healthier and more balanced way of experiencing your "self" and your life. I have ten years’ experience working effectively with youths, adults and couples to address a range of common and uncommon problems. I also specialize in Christian counselling and smoking cessation counseling.

Brief therapy with me will produce lasting changes for you! I am ready when you are.


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Barrhaven ON