Ruvimbo Kanyemba, MA, CCC

About Me

Hello and thank you for stopping by! My name is Ruvimbo (meaning, ‘hope’ or ‘faith’ in the Shona language). I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist and a Canadian Certified Counsellor. I hold a Master of Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan. I am an EMDR Therapist who also enjoys taking an integrative approach in therapy. This allows me to individualize our sessions based on my training, knowledge and your specific needs. My practice considers the biological, psychological, social and spiritual determinants of health. Since 2013, I have been working as a Mental Health Therapist in government settings, non-profit organizations and now, private practice. I have had the joy of working with adolescents and adults, in the areas of expertise listed below. For many people, attending therapy can be a big and difficult decision. I always feel humbled and honoured by the opportunity to be invited into this significant step. I only pray that I continue to steward that privilege well. Working in this field has been nothing short of a blessing and a joy. I look forward to meeting you!

Education & Experience

● Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists #3217p ● Certified Canadian Counsellor, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association #10004874 ● EMDR Therapist ● Master of Arts, Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University ● Bachelor Arts, Psychology, University of Saskatchewan ● Worked in government and non-profit settings from 2013 - 2020 ● Worked in private practice setting since 2020

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Omineca Safe Home Board of Directors - 2013 - 2018

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Expats
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military


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