Rachel Dahan is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She is also a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate with the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals. Rachel completed her Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University, as well as her Post-Graduate Degree in Addiction and Mental Health.
Rachel began her journey with JACS in 2006 as a volunteer in the Young Adults group and in 2018 she completed her psychotherapy internship as a member of the JACS team. In 2022, she rejoined JACS as the Assistant Clinical Director. Rachel is now the Clinical Director of JACS, overseeing all services provided and supervising the clinical team. Rachel works with the clinical team to provide evidence-based support to all JACS clients, provides guidance and education to the clinical team on various therapeutic modalities, and contributes to program planning and implementation.
Rachel specializes in addiction, trauma and mental health. She works with individuals, couples and families. Rachel is trained and experienced in using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and is trained in couples therapy with the Gottman Institute–all current approaches used to help people improve their quality of life. Rachel works with clients using a trauma and attachment-based lens, helping people understand how their past adversities continue to impact them today. Rachel’s goal as a therapist is to meet clients where they are at, help people untangle their thoughts, explore their emotions, and use positive coping skills to promote healthier behaviours.