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"We're all just walking
each other home."

-Ram Dass



Rae Luise (they / she)

        Being human means knowing confusion, loss, and uncertainty, but what feels heavy or overwhelming need not be held alone. It takes courage to seek help, to push against stigma, and to break out of silence or isolation. The relationship between therapist and client can offer a safe space to be heard, and to make sense of the thoughts, feelings and patterns that are occurring in your life and in your most important relationships. Together we can explore new ways of connecting that may bring greater understanding and compassion, and strengthen your capacity to connect and to manage life's difficulties. Our work together will be collaborative as we navigate a pace that feels right for you and develop a curiosity about the experiences that have shaped how you understand yourself and others. Empowerment and growth through interpersonal connection, mindful reflection, and body awareness, are both the process and the goal of my work with clients. 

         As a queer, gender fluid, white, able bodied person, and a mixed culture first generation Canadian, I take seriously the interpersonal impact of race, class, culture, ableism, gendering, and sexuality. My approach to the process of therapy relies on attending to the interconnection between mind and body, as well as the interconnection between the personal and the systemic. I strive to work in the spirit of cultural humility and to practice anti-oppressive, harm reductive, and sex positive approaches to healing and personal growth. 

Our work together might help you to identify and attend to:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Grief

  • Chronic pain

  • Abuse & Discrimination 

  • Addiction

  • Trauma / PTSD

  • Sexuality

  • Gendering & Identity

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Eating disorders

  • Family conflict

  • Self-esteem

  • Self-harming

  • Suicidal ideation

  • Womxn's issues

  • Life transitions

  • Spirituality



Part of my commitment to our work together is participation in ongoing professional supervision, somatic & mindfulness studies and continuing psychotherapy education. Each of the courses listed below contribute to the way I understand what wounds us and the way I approach healing. 

Current Training / Research

Somatic Therapy (Continued trainings) - Somatic Experiencing International 

Integrative Relationship Therapy Certification - Tammy Nelson & The Integrative Sex Therapy Institute

Past Training

Relational Clinical Supervisor Training - Judy Gould PhD, RP

Integrative Somatic Parts Work Certificate - The Embody Lab, Francis D Booth LICSW 

Basic Principles of Somatic Experiencing - Somatic Experiencing Institute

Healing the Wounds of Trauma - Dr. Gabor Maté & Dr. Bruce Perry, Psychotherapy Networker

Rhythm of Regulation; Polyvagal Theory in Therapy - Deb Dana LCSW

Emotionally Focused Therapy for Healing Trauma in Couples - Katherine Rheem EdD, LMFT

Complex Trauma Certification Training Level 1 & 2 - Dr. Janina Fisher

Dip. Relational Therapy - Toronto Institute for Relational Therapy 

CE Certificate Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies - University of Toronto

MBSR Facilitation Certificate - Centre for Mindfulness Studies Toronto 

Integrative Yoga Therapy & Trauma Informed Teaching Practices - Yoga Campus U.K. 


240 Roncesvalles Ave

Village Healing Centre

Lower level

Toronto, ON 

Tel: 416.795.9351

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  • Daytime or evening sessions (please note I do not see clients on weekends)

  • Online or in-person sessions

  • A bit of context about what you are seeking support with.

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