Cristina Rapuano, Registered Psychotherapist


SERVICES

Cristina Rapuano is a Registered Psychotherapist, and a member in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Cristina completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at York University. She holds a Master of Psychology Degree and a certificate in Trauma Psychotherapy from Adler Graduate School of Professional Psychology. Cristina is in the process of becoming registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She works under the direct supervision of Dr. Tammy Morrell-Bellai, and works with the adolescent and adult population, providing individual, couples, and family therapy.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Cristina has been providing services under the supervision of a Psychologist to a vast majority of populations. Cristina has worked under the supervision of a neuropsychologist administering, scoring, and assisting with the interpretation of psychological testing. She has facilitated sports psychology workshops for the youth population, educating them on how to be mentally aware and reach their maximum performance potential. Cristina has volunteered at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Cristina also has experience at an inpatient addiction centre providing individual therapy and conducting group workshops covering a variety of topics from week to week including but not limited to understanding trauma, effective communication, boundary setting, forgiveness and emotion regulation. Cristina works under the supervision of Dr. Morrell-Bellai helping clients cope with the day to day difficulties which include trauma healing, addiction, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, stress, low self-esteem and bereavement.


APPROACH

Cristina believes that the foundation of effective treatment, is built on trust in the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and client. Cristina’s goal is to create a safe space in which her clients are comfortable to express their inner feelings, thoughts, and emotions. Treatment is effective only when it is free of judgment and built on empathy and mutual respect. Cristina is eclectic in her treatment style, using a variety of treatment approaches including but not limited to, cognitive-behavioral therapy, supportive counseling, psychoeducation, relaxation training, pain management, thought disputation, and de-sensitization techniques. Treatment is ultimately tailored to each individual client, to ensure that their own specific needs are met.

ABOUT

Born and raised in Markham, Ontario, Cristina has a passion for travel and animals. She enjoys keeping active with regular exercise. She also enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends.

CONTACT

For more information or to arrange an appointment with Cristina she can be reached at (905) 472–9658 Ext. 217 or by email at cristina.rapuano@gmail.com.





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