Counsellor's Profile

Rita France BRE, MDiv - Counselling, OACCPP

When all is going well then it can be easy to embrace life in positive ways. However life can also bring many challenges, and sometimes help is needed along the way. If you are struggling and need a safe place to be, I am here to walk with you until you feel peace and joy once again.  When you unleash that which binds you then change is truly possible! I am confident that you can transform your heart and live a life that has purpose, no matter what turmoil you are currently facing or have experienced. 

I have over 25 years experience helping people move forward with their lives. During my past career as an Image Consultant and my career as a Human Resources Professional, I helped people work through many difficult life challenges. Moving into a counselling career was a natural progression for me, as I am passionate in helping people experience a life filled with meaning and joy!  My approach to counselling is non-judgmental and empathetic and I work with many cultures and religious orientations.  I counsel people from a family systems perspective utilizing an integrative therapeutic approach to counselling. 

I have earned a Bachelor of Religious Education in counselling studies from Emmanuel Bible College in Kitchener and a Masters of Divinity in Counselling from Tyndale University College and Seminary in Toronto. I am a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and am in the process of becoming a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario. I am also a member of The Association of Registered Psychotherapists and Mental Health Professionals. I have additional training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy, Trauma, Loss and Grief as well as training in Solution Focused Therapy.

I have been married to my amazing husband for thirty years. We have two incredible children with wonderful spouses and we are blessed with five precious grandchildren!  My family is very important to me and it is where I continue to learn my most valuable lessons. It is in the midst of my family that my heart continues to change and adjust to new ways of thinking. They challenge me and together we find new ways of connecting to one-another.