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Rashmi Kumar

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), NGH Certified Hypnotherapist, Mongan Method Certified Hypnobirthing Childbirth Educator

Hello, my name is Rashmi Kumar. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), an NGH Certified Hypnotherapist as well as a Mongan Method Certified Hypnobirthing Childbirth Educator. When I was a young girl, my Dad brought home a book about a prominent psychiatrist who used hypnosis to help his patients. This book fueled my passion for hypnosis and helped me realize my path in life is one where I can help people heal. Hypnosis led me to psychotherapy, as I wanted to be able to dive deeper with my clients, and have more tools at my disposal to help them.

As a first generation Canadian, growing up in the Niagara area, to parents who
immigrated from India, I am able to empathize with the distinct challenges the South Asian community faces. Not least of which is struggling to find one’s place. Balancing the unique expectations of family and cultural values, with the society in which we live.

Something that helped me immensely, as a confused kid who wanted desperately to fitin, was talking to others who shared my experience. Understanding that I wasn’t alone in what I was feeling and there are others out there who can understand and empathize. 

This is what I will strive to incorporate into our time together at Shanti Psychotherapy. An empathetic, compassionate approach that respects you, your lived experience and will meet you where you are. Working with you, towards your healing, in a way that fits with your life. My experience includes working with clients who experience anxiety, depression, low self-worth/self-esteem, women’s issues, maternal/post-partum mental health, trauma. I am especially passionate about helping women feel empowered, and within the South Asian community specifically, helping females to understand their worth, as that is something many of us grow up doubting.

I utilize a person centered approach, bringing in tools from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), integrative trauma and attachment model (ITATM), emotional freedom therapy (EFT) as well as hypnotherapy.  

I look forward to working with you!

Meet Rashmi Kumar...

Virtual Sessions


  • Individuals (adults, teens 11+)

  • International & post secondary students

  • Sessions in English

  • Specializing in issues such as trauma, attachment, anxiety, depression, maternal mental health, low self worth and empowerment of women

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