My Approach to Helping
Hi, my name is Ragavi Mangalaruban and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) member with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I am currently practicing under supervision.
I’m so glad you stumbled on here! Now with that being said, if you are still reading this, it probably means you have a strong desire to seek therapy or may be wrestling with the idea of whether it would be beneficial for you to try. You have taken the first most important step by clicking onto my website and reading through each page, congrats!
Despite all the chaos happening in your life, I’m here to support and unwind with you. It is my honour to sit in the passenger seat while you take control in the driver’s seat as we explore through your world. Life can feel complicated at times, and it is okay to not feel okay. Drawing from my diverse educational and work experiences with a B.A. in Social Science, M.A. in Counselling Psychology, a post graduate certificate in Addictions and Mental Health, and continuing my extensive trainings. I am confident that I can support you as I come with many years of experience working with diverse clients and supporting them with their substance use addictions, behavioural addictions, gambling, life transition and trauma since 2018 as a counsellor and now transitioned into a therapist. I have worked at various settings from private and non for profit facilities, clinics, residential homes, and the withdrawal management centre. I believe in building a strong therapeutic alliancerapport with all my clients, so I can collaboratively work closely with you to tackle your presenting concerns by guiding you through the challenges you face in your day to day life.
Our therapeutic journey is all about setting goals, tracking your progress and celebrating each accomplishment, understanding the root cause(s), and learning new coping strategies to help you navigate a healthier, happier, and more fulfilling life. I believe therapy is a place for you to openly speak about what is on your mind and how you feel without feeling judged, ashamed, or guilty. My role is to support you, as you re-discover yourself and tap into your inner self through reflection. I can support you as you make connections and recognize your unhealthy patterns, bring up your self-awareness, confidence and self-esteem, and most importantly give yourself credit for the change you are making to improve your life with self-love, self-compassion, and strength by gathering the tools and resources you need to cope. I live by the saying “it’s all about you”, which means you deserve to live the life that you desire without any limitations.
My ultimate goal is for you to navigate the world without me, once our work together has completed when we reach your final destination. Now fasten your seat belt, as we go for a ride together to start your journey in therapy. I look forward to hearing from you, let’s get started today!