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.
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.
Completed the following ICEEFT (International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy) trainings:
Yasmeen meets regularly with EFT consultant to review progress in EFT
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.