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Rennet Wong-Gates

Rennet Wong-Gates

MSW, R.S.W., Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist

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Rennet is a registered Social Worker and registered Psychotherapist with over 18 years experience. Rennet holds a BA and MSW from the University of Toronto with a specialization in Health and Mental Health. She was on the Dean’s List. Rennet has worked in community organizations, school boards, hospitals and private practice both as a front-line worker and in management. She is a clinical team leader and supports education at work and in the community with mental health presentations.

Rennet identifies as a mixed-race person and is sensitive to ethnic, cultural and minority issues. Her clinical work also includes work from a body-oriented perspective, incorporating Somatic Experiencing (SE™). Rennet has a passion for connecting with clients and providing a compassionate, curious, and non-judgemental space to work on their goals using evidence-based treatments.

Rennet is trained in various clinical modalities including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Structural Family Therapy, and Somatic Experiencing. Rennet is also a certified in Compassionate Inquiry and her work recognises Brain Based Therapy and trauma informed practice.

Rennet enjoys working with diverse populations including adolescents, youth, individuals and families. She has a passion for food from her previous career as a Chef which is a vital connection for her. Exploring the healing relationship of food and families, food and mental health and food access is of great interest to her. Rennet also supports emerging Social Workers as a Sessional Lecturer at University of Toronto.

Rennet moved to Canada from Guyana at age 17 without her parents. She credits her fierce determination and resilience to the hardship of life’s lessons and bouncing back over and over again. Rennet believes as individuals we may not have had the best childhood experiences, but we can all triumph in our own way. The work in therapy is to understand that overwhelming experiences do not have to define us. Developing compassionate kindness for ourselves takes time, but we can always create new pathways and possibilities.

Rennet’s clinical practice in Aurora, Ontario.

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Therapist Information

Offers Distance Counselling

Age Groups Served

Adolescents within the context of family counselling model, Children within the context of family counselling model, Adolescents, Early Adolescents, Late Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families

Languages Spoken


Counsellor's Gender


Therapist Type

Registered Social Worker

Conditions Treated

Social Anxiety, Assertiveness, Parenting, emotional regulation, Relaxation, Relationship Problems, Chronic Fatigue / Fibromyalgia, Self-Esteem and Identity Issues, Autism and Neurodevelopmental, Behaviour Activation, Abuse, Addiction, ADHD, Adjustment issues, Anger Management, Anxiety, Attachment, Bipolar Disorder, Bullying - Workplace, Career/Work Performance Issues, Crisis, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Divorce & Separation, Ethnic/Minority Issues, Gender & Identity Issues, Grief & Bereavement, Marital Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Relationship Issues, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self Esteem, Self Harm, Sexual Orientation, Sleep Disorders, Stress, Stress Management, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma

Therapeutic Approaches

Strengths-Based, Structural Therapy, Anger Solutions, Attachment Focused Family Therapy, Body Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Distance Counselling, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Family Systems, Family Therapy, Mindfulness, Mindfulness-Based CBT, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Narrative, Psychodynamic, Schema Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Somatic Strategies, Trauma-Focused


11 Catherine Ave Aurora. ON L4G 1K4

  • 11 Catherine Ave Aurora. ON L4G 1K4

    Mondays – Saturdays 10-7pm Weekdays and Weekends

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