Rourke is accepting new clients!
Hours: Tues & Wed 8am-noon (in-person and virtual); some evening availability.
Rate: $140 including HST (some rate reduction spaces available)
Rourke van Rossem (She/her)
RP (Qualifying), MACP
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Life throws us into situations that we are expected to know how to navigate, but we don’t typically get taught how to cope with the spectrum of life’s happenings. Insecurities, uncertainty, and doubt can lead us to avoid discomfort and difficult situations. Avoidance often leads us to shy away from opportunities for profound self-growth. I hope to be someone in your corner that helps you to grow comfortable to explore the vulnerable parts of your internal and external world, to make sense of it.
Your past experiences uniquely shape how you engage and interact with your current world. As a therapist, I am genuinely curious about your lived experiences, your relationships, your upbringing, and how it all impacts your current circumstances. I will work hard to develop a relationship based in compassion where you feel comfortable and safe to share intimate details. I believe the best work can be done through a relationship built on trust and balance. By encouraging and facilitating self-exploration, self-awareness, and insight we can uncover the tools for you to live feeling fulfilled and gratified.
My practice is informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness-based interventions, Attachment Theory, and Psychodynamic Theory.
Rourke has 10 years of education and experience in the psychology field. She has her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. Rourke is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She has a BA Honours in Psychology from Western University where she devoted her studies to social psychology with a particular focus on attitude formation and change. She spent a number of years as a crisis responder with Canada Suicide Prevention and Distress Centres of Greater Toronto providing emotional support counselling to all ages. In addition to therapy, she currently works with vulnerable adults (e.g., chronic homelessness and severe drug use) in downtown Toronto.