October Wonder Woman of the Month with Maria-Eugenia Ricote

Posted by Avanti Women Oct 2, 2019
Learn how Maria-Eugenia, Case Counsellor - Mental Health & Continuing Education Teacher empowers women to be their own superhero when overcoming mental health challenges.

Hear Maria talk with Founder, Dina Barazza

Maria-Eugenia Ricote is an innovative mental health professional dedicated to the development, implementation and monitoring of community-based mental health programs, with a demonstrated record of achieving measurable and meaningful program outcomes and consistently obtaining high rates of stakeholder satisfaction.  
Member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada and the Board of Directors for The Coalition of Persons with Disabilities, where she contributes to the development and implementation of their new strategic plan. Maria-Eugenia is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia. She is a versatile professional who currently holds three different positions, all in the mental health field. She works as a Program Supervisor at Armagh, as a Continuing Education Instructor at George Brown College and runs a private practice as a counsellor & therapist at Bronte Wellness Boutique.  
As a Program Supervisor, provides transitional housing support to women victims of domestic violence and their children. As a Continuing Education Instructor, Maria-Eugenia develops, facilitates and evaluates interactive curriculum for adult students in a wide range of programs, namely Grief and Counselling, Supported Employment Specialist, Addiction Studies and Advanced Counselling. As a private counsellor, she specializes in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, and Grief and Bereavement Counselling.  
She is also very passionate about helping people navigate through transitional phases in life such as divorce, becoming an empty nester or transitioning into menopause. It is through hope and self-empowerment that Maria-Eugenia helps people navigate challenging times by assisting them to draw from their innate resilience and courage to promote mental, social and spiritual healing. 
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