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Renata Christen, BA (Hons), MSW, RSW

RENATA'S QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

Renata Christen has an Honours Bachelor degree in Psychology from University of Waterloo and a Masters degree in Social Work from York University. She is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). She has
also completed specific training in Maternal Mental Health from Postpartum Support International. Renata became passionate about specializing in maternal mental health after becoming a mother herself. To overcome her overwhelm with the pressure of perfection and the overshadowing influx of doubt and worry in early motherhood, Renata realized the key to her journey was finding her own balance, her own way, and her own joy, by connecting to herself first and foremost. She is passionate about walking alongside other women as they too find
more balance and joy in their motherhood journeys.

Renata has worked in the mental health field for over 8 years and with an eclectic style of different counselling modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, (CBT), Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) and Mindfulness, she offers a variety of strategies that help other women and mothers find their own path. She is here to
listen, explore, and collaborate with compassion and nonjudgment, to ensure their stories are heard and continued with intent. By connecting with ourselves, our values, and our loved ones, she believes that we can find an authentic and grounded path with many joyful moments to
embrace during the unpredictable, demanding, and emotional journey of motherhood.

© 2018 by Heather Ratych