Ms Marie-Raphaëlla Ingabire, MA
Hello, my name is Marie-Raphaëlla, a licensed psychologist with several years of experience and university training at UCL in Belgium and UQAM in Montreal.
My international background has allowed me to broaden my field of expertise and has given me the opportunity to meet and work with a diverse clientele dealing with different issues, within several clinical structures such as Brugman Psychiatric Hospital (Brussels), Dollard Cormier Addiction Rehabilitation Center, and Jean-Talon Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic and also in humanitarian work with Médecin du Monde.
The main focus of my field of work is the concept of collective trauma and the deep individual after-effects it causes such as post-traumatic stress, depression, emotional dysregulation, anger management, interpersonal difficulties, anxiety, addictions, …
I also work with personality disorders and their variations in interpersonal relationships.
My working approaches are the psychodynamic approach (Freudian and Lacanian), the humanistic approach (Carl Rogers), and the transcultural and systemic approach of Mony Elkaïm.
Prior to joining the Blake Psychology team, I worked for the Cree Health Board and had moved to a Cree community in northern James Bay. I was able to provide therapy to a wide range of adults, adolescents, and elders and also conduct family therapy using a systemic and cross-cultural approach.
With an empathetic and respectful approach, I accompany the person in his or her journey to understand his or her own functioning in a safe and non-judgmental space and in the establishment of a therapeutic plan that welcomes the person in his or her complexity and respects his or her rhythm. For me, the therapeutic process is first and foremost a human interaction.
I look forward to working with you.