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Karen Rezk, Owner of Ubuntu Psychotherapy in Markham and Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Karen Rezk

Clinical Director & Founder

Karen Rezk

Clinical Director & Founder

I am a mother, wife, daughter, caregiver, divorcee & survivor of domestic abuse. I have a profound belief that humanity is connected by the fabric weaved from kindness, community, & a sense of belonging.

Ubuntu Psychotherapy & Wellness

About Ubuntu

What happens in therapy?

The answer to that question is as unique as the person who walks through our door.

It would be much easier to say, “Once we understand your challenge, we apply the therapy solution and “ta-dah” life is better!” The honest answer is that therapy is not a linear process. It works best when it is organic in it’s connection, and flows in a way that works best for you. This doesn’t mean we don’t use tools or strategies to help you heal – it means that our highly skilled therapists can recognize unexpected turns in your journey and address them as they come.

It is our goal to meet you where you are now and help you create change at a pace that’s right for your situation and tolerance. We practice in a variety of languages and we are committed to up-to-date, life-long learning.

As therapists, it is our job to help you uncover your potential and build the connections you need to live a better story.

At Ubuntu Psychotherapy & Wellness, our mission is to help you untangle the thoughts & emotions that are keeping you from living with connection & clarity so you can feel whole, build deeper bonds and live with more meaning.

Group of therapists at Ubuntu Psychotherapy & Wellness in Markham

Meet Our Team

It’s important to find a good fit between you and your therapist.

We help you find the right match!

Our Guiding Principles

Compassion

The foundation of safety is feeling like you are being heard, not berated, and not judged. In order for people to come as they are and feel safe to share and receive help, compassion is the first step.

Connectedness

As people, we’re created and born for connection. Feeling connected to the community, your therapist, and those closest to you is how we thrive as humans. The first step in healing is developing a deeper connection to self in order to thrive

Community

Ubuntu is community. We are only as well as the most vulnerable member of the community. Community can be as small as a family unit or as large as an entire society but each person is uniquely valuable and worthy of the best possible care.

The meaning of Ubuntu

If you are new to the concept of “Ubuntu”, we want to start with our grounding philosophy and mission. Archbishop Desmond Tutu explained it best:

“A person with Ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, based from a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed.”

– Desmond Tutu (No Future Without Forgiveness, 1999)

Ubtuntu Psychotherapy & Wellness

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