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Renee Raymond
Clinic Director & Senior Therapist
Registered Psychotherapist | Canadian Certified Counsellor
I Work With

ADHD
Anger Management
Anxiety
Bipolar Disorder
Body Image
Career Counselling
Christian Counselling
Chronic Pain
Cultural Issues
Depression
Eating Disorders
Effective Communication
Entrepreneur Mental Health
Family Issues
Grief and Loss
Injury Recovery
Mental Performance/ High Performance
Identity
Immigrant Mental Health
Refugee Mental Health
Life Transitions
Mood Disorders
OCD
Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
Racial/ Cultural Identity and Discrimination
Relationship Issues
School Issues
Self-Esteem
Sleep Issues
Stress Management/ Burnout
Trauma
Work Issues

Languages

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Mindfulness-Based Approaches
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)
Gottman Method
Narrative Therapy
Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)
Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Family Systems
Trauma-Informed Approaches
Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE)
Family-Based Therapy – Eating Disorders
Culturally-Informed Approaches
Anti-Racist and Anti-Oppressive Approaches
Interpersonal Therapy

About Renee

“Seeking out help can be a challenging first step, and I’m happy you decided to take it.”

I’m Renee Raymond, a Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO), Provisional Psychologist, Canadian Certified Counsellor, and Registered Kinesiologist (CKO) who is passionate about guiding individuals toward peak performance and mental well-being. With a particular focus on sport psychology and mental performance therapy, I aim to not only support my clients on their unique journeys on and off the fields but also to empower them to recognize their innate worth. I have experience working with Olympic and professional athletes, varsity athletes, entertainers, dancers, and entertainers, and I am a mental health consultant with Game Plan, a division of the Canadian Olympic Committee. Overall, my approaches and modalities are designed to harness the dynamic interplay of one’s life experiences to catalyze self-realization, find equilibrium, and gain the confidence to ascend to their highest-performing selves.

With firm roots in sport psychology and my own experience as a former athlete, I have long recognized mental health’s crucial role in sports performance. I believe in the profound impacts of holistic approaches to mental health—especially for those striving to tap into their highest potential. This focus is complemented by my academic footsteps, including a Doctorate in Psychology from California Southern University, an MS in Clinical Psychology from Walden University, a Specialized Honors Degree in Kinesiology and Health Science/Psychology from York University, and an Advanced Certificate in Couple & Family Therapy from the University of Guelph. That is also coupled with being an EMDR Certified Therapist, and a certificate in perinatal mental health. I am currently completing a postgraduate certificate in Sport Psychology and pursuing licensure as a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) under the mentorship of Dr. Angel Brutus, Lead Psychological Services Provider with the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee.

Together, we tackle challenges head-on. My practice marries conventional therapeutic modalities with a centric approach to mental/high performance. This ultimately unlocks the opportunity for growth and transformation amid the full spectrum of challenges —be it anxiety, depression, injury recovery, trauma, cultural issues, or eating disorders. With that, I’ve had the pleasure of working with diverse clientele, including amateur and high-performance athletes, dancers, and performers across Canada, as well as individuals from various racial, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds including new immigrants and refugees. A daughter of Jamaican and Trinidadian immigrants, I innately respect and commit to culturally integrative care within therapy, which is why I employ an anti-oppressive and culturally sensitive environment. It is essential to me that backgrounds never become barriers, and every client’s uniqueness is acknowledged and celebrated throughout our collaboration.

I previously served as a Director with both the Black Health Alliance and the Ontario Kinesiology Association and conducted workshops for organizations like Uber Canada and Interact. I have also had the honor of providing expertise to media outlets such as Global News and City News 680. From then to now, my goal has always been the same: to offer safe spaces where my clients feel heard, validated, and supported as they step into the best versions of themselves. To provide growth-rich sessions that promote inner strength, resilience, and internal wisdom that reflects externally. In addition, the assurance that you are connecting with a professional who sees your potential, and is dedicated to helping you see it too.
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