Ratanak practises from an integrative perspective that is trauma informed. His style has been described as gentle, warm, highly collaborative, and strength based. He augments his systemic and relational approach with psychoanalytic/psychodynamic, emotion-focused therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, attachment, solution-focused.
Ratanak welcomes the opportunity to work with individual adults, couples, and families.
Ratanak's personal experience as a person with multiple intersectionalities/identities has led him towards the counselling field. With fifteen years worth of experience within community mental health settings, Ratanak understands the importance of providing gentle, compassionate, and highly collaborative support in therapy to his clients
Ratanak's work in the field has shown him the importance that social justice plays in therapy work with diverse clients and how deeply healing these conversations can be for folks. Ratanak supports folks of all genders, sexual orientations and members of the LGBTQQIA2SA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersexed, asexual, two spirit and allied) communities. He also seeks to provide a safe and welcoming space to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) community members. He also works from a trauma-informed approach and perspective that values the importance of safety and trust in his work with his clients.
Hello, I'm Ratanak,
With 15 years of experience in community mental health settings, I understand the importance of providing gentle, compassionate, and collaborative support to my clients. I value social justice in therapy and recognize the healing power of conversations around diversity and intersectionality. I support individuals of all genders, sexual orientations, and members of the LGBTQQIA2SA communities. Creating a safe and welcoming space for BIPOC community members is also a priority for me.
In my practice, I am skilled in a range of therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Attachment Therapy, Brain Spotting, Experiential/Emotion-Focused Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Integrative Therapy, Psychoanalytical/Psychodynamic Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Somatic Experiencing Therapy, and Sex Therapy.
I am here to provide a safe and supportive environment for your therapeutic journey, focusing on your unique needs and helping you navigate towards healing and growth.
"The human soul is hungry for beauty; we seek it everywhere - in landscape, music, art, clothes, furniture, gardening, companionship, love, religion, and in ourselves. No one would desire not to be beautiful. When we experience the beautiful, there is a sense of homecoming"
- John O'Donohue