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Lotus Flower


~ Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) ~
~ Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist ~
~ Masters of Counselling Psychology ~
~ Certified Counsellor (CACCF)~



Phone:           289-210-7145

Hourly Rate: 200 - 300 
Experience:    16 years


I have completed extensive training in a number of areas such as insomnia, anxiety, excessive worry, trauma, attachment, sexuality, parenting, and specialize in healthy child and youth development. 

I works with youth, adults, and couples. She helps people develop secure bonds and deeper connections.  I primarily sees clients who have had prior experience in counselling and found little results or want to engage in a deeper level of work. 

My approach focuses on on what’s happening beneath the surface to explore aspects of healthy development such as identity, sexuality, childhood experiences, and connection.

Often times it's when we disconnect from our true self that we experience internal conflict and manifest survival mechanisms that become automatic responses. Our work together may include identifying the different parts within us, that sometimes take over. We explore how these parts developed, which is often rooted in childhood as a natural response to avoid pain and discomfort.

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Zeina Hamouche 

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Therapist Training

Couples Therapy Models
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

  • Esther Perel’s Couples Therapy Approach

  • Gottman Approach 

Trauma - Mental Health
  • Compassionate Inquiry - (Gabor Mate)

  • Somatic Attachment Therapy 

  • Traumatic Stress Certificate Program with Bessel Van der Kolk (In process) 

  • Brainspotting (Level I)

  • Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy

  • University of Ottawa, Department of Psychiatry

    • Unified CBT for Worry & Generalized Anxiety 

    • Unified CBT for Insomnia 

Sex Therapy 
  • Intensive Sex Therapy Program - University of Guelph 

  • Kink Identity 

Additional Training

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Insomnia (CBT-I)

Withdrawal Management Training

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy 

National Institute for Clinical Application of
Behavioral Medicine 
  • Working with the Pain of Abandonment  

Memberships & Professional Associations 

 - Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association - 

- International Centre of Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy - 

- Canadian Addiction Counselling Certification Federation - 

- Compassionate Inquiry Professional Training Membership -

- BESCTO Associate Member Under Supervision -  

Lotus Flower

Most clients I see identify feelings of isolation, abandonment, difficulty trusting others, loss of ambition, in search of meaning, and feeling disconnected, which often leads to chasing the next high, in an attempt to escape or fill a void. 

I primarily work with couples who are:

  • Middle Eastern and Bi-Racial Couples 

  • Same-Sex Couples 

  • Polyamorous relationships 

  • Couples who have reached a boiling point and lack of desire 


I work with individuals who are:

  • Experiencing physical health concerns and history of oppression 

  • Seeking to understand the root cause adaptations that manifest in how we behave - e.g. tuning out, people pleasing, avoidance... 

Working together clients can expect The foundation of therapy is to create an environment that fosters safety and acceptance, using an approach that avoids blame, judgement, and accountability. Holding people accountable keeps them stuck on an intellectual level having to justify themselves. 

Personal Growth & Healing

Lotus Flower

I have spent over a decade taking part in various forms of healing practices as a way to keep myself centred and enhance my capacity to be present. Some of the practices I have taken part in for personal and professional growth:  

  • Plant medicine (Psychedelic Assisted Therapy).

  • Compassionate Inquiry & Mindfulness 

  • Brainspotting

  • Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy 

  • Internal Family Systems & Somatic Experiencing 

  • Solution Focused Therapy Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 

A key factor in being an effective therapist is taking part in your own healing journey. If a therapist is unable to sit with their own pain, it becomes extremely challenging and triggering to sit with the pain of someone else.  

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