Blue Sky Psychotherapy & Counselling

About Olga Racine

    Olga Racine, B.Ed., Ph.D., R.P., C.C.C.
 

I obtained my Bachelor of Education, Master’s Degree in Psychology, and Doctoral Degree in Psychology (Ph.D.).  I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (Reg. No. 004204), and I am a professional member of the following: 

  • Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists, and Psychotherapists (OACCPP),
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA),
  • Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT),
  • The International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling, and Psychotherapy (IABMCP)

In addition, I am a Certified Canadian Counsellor (C.C.C.) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.‚Äč

In my approach to therapy, I provide an empathic, genuine, and collaborative professional relationship through which I work with my clients to achieve their goals, whether it be to work through an unexpected and challenging life event or to manage a chronic mental illness.

My clinical style involves a flexible approach based on principles of cognitive behavioral therapy. I view therapy as a process of guided self-exploration, which is best accomplished in a supportive and non-judgmental context. My role is to help you unravel the factors that contribute to your distress, identify barriers to change, and develop new ways of perceiving and coping with your situation. At the same time, I believe in empowering my clients to manage their difficulties by helping them build on their personal strengths and learn tools designed to meet their unique needs.  Through our work together, my aim is to provide you with practical skills that will enhance your sense of control and purpose in life.

To this end, I maintain current knowledge and skills for therapies that have been shown to be effective in the scientific literature for the types of problems I treat.  To enhance and provide the best quality of care to my clients, I regularly attend participate in continuing education programs.

I am fluent in both the English and Russian languages.