Georgetown/Brampton ON Couples Therapy: Yasmeen Rafiq, MSW, RSW

Here’s why Irene (Couples In Step founder) invited Yasmeen to join Couples In Step:

Yasmeen’s way in the world is one of reaching out and connecting. I felt this the moment I first met Yasmeen. I even remember this thought: “She’s the kind of therapist I’d love to have connected to Couples In Step.”

Yasmeen has personal experience with the needs of couples who have been impacted by cross cultural challenges and racism.  She’s been part of the Hold Me Tight® retreats I  lead at Couples In Step.  I have witnessed first hand how couples have trusted their stories to her and how they’ve valued her input into their relationship journey. Her care and concern for couples is deep and genuine.

Yasmeen is committed to certification in Emotionally Focused Therapy.

I am completely delighted that Yasmeen has accepted my invitation to be part of Couples In Step.

Yasmeen Rafiq MSW, RSW Couples In Step

I have 3 young children (4 if you count my husband 😊  ) and have hands on experience with how life can quickly get the better of us.

My sessions with you will be in English as that is the language I am fluent in, but I want you to know I have a working knowledge of Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu. Of these three I am most at home in Urdu.  You may also find in helpful to know that I am in a mixed marriage.

The principals of Emotionally Focused Therapy have made a positive difference in my personal life and I am grateful for the way in which attachment and emotion has made both my personal and professional life so much the richer.

“Incredible” is the word that comes to mind when I consider the EFT tools I’ve added to my therapeutic tool box.

I am eager to share with you and your partner the tools that have made such a difference in my life.

  • BA, Honors. Health Studies and Gerontology (McMaster, Hamilton, ON)
  • Masters of Social Work (University of Toronto, ON)

The therapists at Couples In Step all have EFT (through ICEEFT) certification as a goal. Each therapist is at different stage along that journey. The journey towards EFT certification involves sequences of training and consultation with EFT consultants and then finally an extensive submission to the umbrella ICEEFT organization of the therapist’s work. There’s a large time commitment as well as sizeable financial commitment to get to ICEEFT certification.

Yasmeen has completed the EFT externship and plans on attending Core Skills later in 2021 or in 2022.

 

Yasmeen has worked in the following areas:

  • Community Support Services
  • Local Health Integration Network – Care Co-ordinator
  • Long Term Care
  • Curriculum development – gerontology
  • Intensive Support Services for young offenders

9 Goldham Way, Georgetown, ON, M3H 4E2

Currently Yasmeen’s sessions are online via a secure video conferencing platform.

Yasmeen’s  office is located near Hwy 10 and Mountainview Rd.