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Ricardo (João Ricardo) Simczak Prates


Ricardo (João Ricardo) Simczak Prates

MACP, RCC (He/Him)
Associate Therapist

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With a Master’s in Counselling Psychology from City University of Seattle, Ricardo is an experienced therapist passionate about helping those in need. He has worked in various private and public mental health settings throughout Canada and Brazil, where he grew up. Ricardo’s approach to therapy utilizes Existential-Humanistic, Person-Centred and Trauma-Informed perspectives. Ricardo works with adults and adolescents on a wide range of concerns and enjoys supporting clients who are ready for growth and change.

"My passion is to help my clients live a more fulfilling life. I pride myself in providing a non-judgmental, inclusive and welcoming space so my clients can be their authentic selves. My role is to encourage, elevate and educate my clients so they feel confident in managing any adversities that life brings. You have the knowledge and I am privileged to support you in your journey in uncovering it!

Coming from a multicultural background, I have experience working with a diverse range of clients, including children, adolescents and adults that stem from various backgrounds and cultures. I am passionate about working with individuals who experience anxiety, self-esteem, depression, trauma, grief and multicultural issues. I am also very passionate about working with individuals experiencing life transitions or mental health crises. I welcome any individual who has the desire to start the process of healing."

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