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Hricha Rakshit

Registered Psychotherapist, Occupational Therapist

LANGUAGE(S): English

There is a Phoenix burning brightly in all of us….. And no matter how badly wounded we become, our Phoenix will always find a way to rise up from those ashes and have us burn stronger than before. We just need to channel into them and let them speak!”

BIO

Hricha is a Registered Occupational Therapist (OT) and Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with over 16 years of experience in the mental health field, and an Adjunct Lecturer for the Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science at the University of Toronto. She completed her post-graduate education at this academic institution and went on to pursue a career focused on clinical practice, leadership, education, and advocacy. Hricha has supported clients facing complex mental health challenges through her work at some of Canada’s preeminent psychiatric care centres. This opportunity has allowed her to integrate a variety of psychotherapy modalities into her practice including principle-driven Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and the Parts model of Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy.

Hricha considers her involvement in leadership, education, and advocacy as fundamental to enriching her clinical practice and contributing to the advancement of our community’s mental health services. She provides psychotherapy supervision for Registered Occupational Therapists and other clinicians in her team. She advocates for the equitable, compassionate, and competent care of clients through her role as a serving member of the Determination Committee within the Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy Regulatory Organizations (ACOTRO) and has previously served in the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee for the College of Occupational Therapists, protecting the interests and wellbeing of the Public alongside previously serving as a board member in community based crisis centres. Hricha’s substantial involvement in the mental health field reflects her commitment to client-centred care and her ongoing pursuit of therapeutic expertise to help support those in need.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Dual registration with College of Registered Psychotherapists (CRPO) and College of Occupational therapists (COTO) and remains in Good Standing
  • Completed Certificate training in CBT and DBT, alongside Mindfulness based practices of MBCT and ACT
  • Trained in modalities of IFS, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Grief counselling offering support with lived experiences of trauma, grief and loss

MILESTONES

  • Establishing virtual based group psychotherapy programs in her place of employment and ensuring patients residing in different parts of Ontario could access group support during the pandemic 
  • Establishing means of Occupational therapists receiving supervision practicing psychotherapy and receiving multiple awards for supporting OT education 
  • Completed a Half marathon and currently training to run a full marathon 
  • Self taught pyrographer, baker, cake designer and presently is also dabbling in glass etching

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