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

Karen works with:

Karen Rezk RP(Qualifying), RN, BScN, MScA, MDiv

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Not Accepting New Clients (Email to inquire)

Virtual & In-Person

Emotional pain and discomfort allow access to the narrative that is being told by your body, mind, and soul. While unique to your own experience, it is what connects us as fellow humans. I am here to explore alongside you the roots of the pain and discomfort as you navigate a journey that may feel isolating at times, confusing at times, or even unbearable at times. In our journey together, I offer new ways of looking at your situation while acknowledging your lived experience and where you are in your walk. Together, we will create strategies that will draw upon your strengths in order to work towards your fullest potential.

My approach is to compassionately and without judgement walk alongside you, while accessing and highlighting your innate strengths and values in hopes of offering a bridge to mental wellness and balance. I approach clients with openness, warmth, and acknowledgement, while focusing on and working towards your sustainable and fulfilling goals. I use an integrative approach in my psychotherapy practice, with a grounding in attachment theory and family systems. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, families, parenting, trauma, and grief and loss.

It would be an absolute honour and privilege to work alongside you on this journey. I draw upon more than 10 years as a registered nurse in various areas, from acute to pediatric to palliative care. Mental health wellness, balanced with a humanistic approach, is my passion. If you are feeling that you are not yourself or “stuck”, please feel free to connect.

Areas of focus/specialties:

  • Adolescent Mental Health
  • Anxiety
  • Child Mental Health
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Trauma

Therapeutic approaches and modalities:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Emotionally-Focussed Therapy (EFT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Play Therapy

Training and experience:

  • Masters of Nursing – McGill University
  • Masters of Divinity in Clinical Counselling – Tyndale University
  • More than 10 years in the nursing field working in pediatric and adolescent health
  • Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP) certified
  • Play therapy – in training
  • EMDR – in training