About Margarita Rabinovich
I am registered with the CRPO (College of Registered Psychotherapists in Ontario). I completed my university studies in Psychology in 1992 and since then I devoted close to thirty years to the non-profit and public services organizations offering therapy and counselling before starting a full-time private practice. In the last 15 years, I have also been involved in offering clinical supervision to advanced university students and to other therapists as well as Trauma and Mindfulness workshops and retreats across Canada.
I had the opportunity to travel, live, work and train in different countries around the world. These experiences have allowed me, in my role as a therapist, to gain a more compassionate understanding of the richness inside the shared human experiences of grief, bereavement, loss, life transitions and suffering; interwoven with beautiful stories of joy and hope. I have always been grateful for witnessing my own evolving growth as a person and of the clients who, by the time they finished their therapy, felt more empowered to live a mindful and meaningful life.
In my personal life, I have experienced the loss of multiple very close people who were the most significant points of reference in defining my identity and sense of self. These experiences have deeply contributed to my personal growth and down to earth confidence and empathy as a therapist.
Those and many other involuntary life transitions have taught me that finding relief for the symptoms is urgently necessary and is one step in stepping into the rest of your life, it’s the beginning of the journey, not the end. I have learnt that mindfulness-based therapy and a non-judgmental therapist can help to uncover our inner wisdom and inner capacity for healing the emotional pains resulting from grief, meaningful losses and challenging life transitions.
I am settled in the beautiful city of Burlington in Ontario, Canada*. I spend precious time hiking and contemplating the beauty of nature, reading, listening to music, practicing mindful photography, painting, writing; and enjoying a regular practice of yoga and meditation. Self-care and strong friendships are a high priority in my life; together with enjoying the company of my cat Alice in Wonderland.
I am also fluent in both English and Spanish.
*The city of Burlington acknowledges that the land on which it sits is part of the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.