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Rennet Wong-Gates


Rennet Wong-Gates is the owner of the mental health clinic in Aurora, Ontario. Rennet Wong-Gates Psychotherapy and Social Work Services. She has over 20 years’ experience as a clinical social worker providing care to children, youth, adults, couples and families. Rennet has worked in a variety of settings including both front line and management positions in Community agencies, schools, and hospitals. Her specialties are Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and Emotion Focused Therapy in a context of trauma-informed treatment and Brain-Based Therapy. Rennet is also trained in a variety of therapy techniques as well as a Somatic Experiencing Facilitator, a Compassionate Inquiry Facilitator. These strategies combined with her innate style of connecting with others has rewarded her with countless positive therapist/client relationships. Rennet also provides community consultations and clinical supervision to students.

Rennet holds a degree in BA (Sociology) from the University of Toronto, BSW (Social Work) from the University of Victoria, and MSW (Master of Social Work, Dean’s List with a specialization in Health and Mental Health) from the University of Toronto. She is a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and a registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario

Rennet believes all lived ethnic differences and experiences are held in the body. People of colour can benefit from working with the mind/body as one. Historical pain and ongoing marginalized experiences can become lodged in our nervous system. Here it can do untold damage and bring on multiple health and mental health challenges. Studying African Psychology is one way she honors the richness and wisdom of the teachings of our ancestors. Rennet believes in the healing community’s ability to offer strength, build resilience, and create a sense of belonging so we can continue to pursue our goals and dreams.