Isabel Ruediger, BA
Masters Practicum Student
Everyone Deserves Access to Mental Health Support
To increase access to counselling for clients without extended health benefits, master's level practicum students offer low cost counselling at $50 per session
and accept a limited number of clients at no cost. Please call to inquire.
I am a practicum student completing my Masters Degree in Counselling with City University. I believe that counselling is a collaborative process between therapist and client with the goal of learning
new thinking and behavior patterns to cope with challenges that may be encountered at different phases of life.
I enjoy working with youth (12+), young adults, and adults. My approach is empathetic, open-minded and attuned to what you share with me. The treatment modalities I draw from in therapy are evidence-based CBT in working with clients who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, or grief. I also have a keen interest in supporting cleints with OCD by offering Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). I am currently offering ERP for OCD under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer Campbell, RPsych.
Having completed a long-term career in the First Responder community as a firefighter I have a vested interest in continuing to work in a helping capacity with people’s well-being. My experiences of witnessing the effects of trauma exposure and organizational stress inform my focus of working with clients who have been exposed to these type of events. I also believe that work/home transitions can be challenging and learning new cognitive and behavioral patterns have the potential to alleviate these stressors.
When I am not working, I am an outdoor enthusiast that reaps the benefits our beautiful province has to offer, particularly hiking and mountain biking. I have also been married for many years and am a proud mom of two children. Our household includes a beloved dog and cat.
Aside from English I also speak fluent German.