Rita St Gelais, MSW, RSW
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Youth, Adults, and Couples Counselling
Now accepting VAC clients
Master of Social Work with Clinical Specialization in Trauma-Informed Practice
University of Calgary
Bachelor of Social Work - University of Calgary
Meet Your Counsellor
Through evidence-based, trauma-informed, and person-centred practice, Rita provides compassion and understanding while supporting clients to work through whatever life throws their way. Whether you want to build self-confidence, learn to work through difficult situations and emotions, improve your relationships, or just need someone to listen, Rita is there to help. She strives to create a respectful and welcoming environment as she tailors her treatment to each client’s unique situation and needs. She believes that therapy is a collaborative process that requires a safe, trusting, and supportive space to create sustainable change.
Rita strives to be approachable, personable, and down-to-earth. Her collaborative approach means that she values ongoing client feedback and open communication to ensure that she is giving you the care that you deserve.
With over 5 years working as a registered social worker, Rita has experience in the areas of trauma, sexual and domestic violence, child and family conflict, peacemaking/dispute resolution, and human trafficking. While she has worked with clients struggling with a wide variety of concerns and disorders, Rita truly believes that each person is the expert in their own life and her job is to help you explore strategies and build your own unique mental health toolbox. Rita is certified in CBT and DBT Skills and she holds a master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of Calgary.
“Each journey is unique; it would be an honour to support you on yours.” ~ Rita St Gelais