Thank you for finding out more about counselling and about my practice. Please contact me if you have questions that aren’t answered fully here. During the COVID-19 situation I will work with you over confidential video phone. 

Rachel Mahrer, MSW, RSW. Private practise for adolescents and adults, individuals, and couples. I have over thirty years experience gained working with clients, and providing individual and group counselling interventions for people from diverse backgrounds. I bring experience and interest in anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, relationship and family issues, crisis intervention, sexual identity issues, disability challenges and issues.

I am a registered social worker (MSW, RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (0ASW).

In addition to private counselling work I worked for many years as a Therapist/Counsellor at University of Guelph. I facilitate a group at University of Guelph to help students with social anxiety.  I am an Assistant Clinical  Professor (Adjunct) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. My work with  McMaster involves training psychiatry residents in CBT (depression and anxiety) and group work clinical modules.

I am a certified RLT therapist, training with Terry Real, who developed Relational Life Therapy (RLT). I am trained in Internal Family Systems, a model of psychotherapy used  in individual, and couple’s  and family counselling.



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