What is Empathy?


showing an ability to understand and share the feelings of another
Empathic Counselling Centre strives to provide you with exactly that, empathy in counselling. I am a big believer in the idea that effective change can best occur when we are honest with ourselves and are able to compassionately open up for self-reflection. My mission is to provide a safe environment where you can not only tap into your emotions, but use these as a driving force for change.  

My Therapist Says...

Juliann Rasanayagam, Empathic Counselling Centre
Compassionate · Empathic · Judgement-Free 
Hello! My name is Juliann Rasanayagam and welcome! Thank you for your interest in working with me. I have always had an interest in the helping profession. From my early experiences in working in hospitals, retirement homes, and local crisis hotlines, it was obvious to me that my heart and passion belongs to helping those in need.

I specialize in anger management and intimate partner violence. My experiences in working with clientele who have been involved with the law piqued my interest in understanding complex emotions. I believe that I have a unique interest in understanding anger from various viewpoints thereby creating treatment plans that are holistic in nature and can be applicable to all anger styles. 

Empathy has always been the backbone to developing a strong connection with others. I strive on using a kind, non-judgemental approach to understanding your needs, fears, regrets, guilt and grief. 

Born and raised in Scarborough, Ontario, I've always seen a need for mental health services in my community. In an effort to bridge this gap and to give back to the community that gave me the foundation to follow my dreams, I decided to open Empathic Counselling Centre right at home.

I absolutely love elephants, traveling, working out, and a good cup of coffee. 


Juliann Rasanayagam, M.A., R.P. 
Anger Management Expert

We've been busy!​​

Since our founding in 2017, Empathic Counselling Centre has hit the ground running! We've been quite busy! 

Here's a peek at what we've been up to!

  • Interview with CBC's Ontario Morning to discuss the prevalance of road rage

  • Professional education in Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

  • Liasoning with community agencies to promote mental health practices in young women and men

  • Working with a population of men who have been involved with the law

  • Accepting clients through company Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

  • Publishing our workbook, DIY Anger Kit: Create your own Anger Management Toolkit 

  • Actively updating our blog with 80+ postings and a growing Reader's List

  • Volunteering with the Canadian Centre for Men and Families and providing pro-bono counselling sessions to members facing various challenges.

  • Getting involved in community-based research projects that inform mental health promotion programs within the community.


Juliann Rasanayagam, Empathic Counselling Centre, Counselling in Scarborough
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