Rebecca Saab-Smith


I have heard from many clients that they are lost when trying to find help in tackling their mental health. They feel that they don’t have a plan in tackling symptoms and they often feel “passed around” from doctor to doctor in finding solutions to their mental health .I am dedicated to using a client-centered, trauma informed, collaborative approach to focusing on your mental health goals and addressing individual needs. As well, I incorporate psychoeducational tools to help you in maintaining your goals for the future.I hope to create a strong, safe therapeutic alliance with you in achieving your mental health goals, as well as learning new tools to overcoming future struggles. 


Clients I support:  
Couples, Families, individuals 18 years and older.

Modalities I use: 
Solution Focused Brief
Strength Based
Trauma Focused.

  • Taking a nice Sunday drive with my family or watching the stars near a campfire brings me a sense of ease.
  • My favourite quote is: “we accept the love we think we deserve…” The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.
  •  I enjoy going to concerts and being around live music! It is healing to the soul.

More than just work

What influences my work:
Through my lived experience, I have loved ones who experienced difficulties in managing their mental health and finding help with their eating disorder. From a cultural perspective, I am aware of the stigmas and difficulties in approaching mental health. As a Lebanese-Canadian, this has provided me the cultural lens in understanding the different intersects in which mental health care must be individualized to the person’s needs.

Challenges I can support you through

Top Specialty
Eating Disorder/Disordered Eating
Traumatic experience
Other areas of work
Life transitions

Rebecca's experience:
Rebecca is a Registered Social Worker with a Master’s degree in Social Work from McGill University. Over the last seven years, she has worked in a variety of health care settings and in private practice working with clients in addressing mental health struggles. Rebecca has also worked in other settings such as short term crisis counselling and emergency shelter services. Her areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, eating disorders and trauma in childhood and adulthood. 

  • For me I find comfort being in nature, that's where I feel most grounded and most like myself. I believe that nature connects all living beings and we can all tune into it no matter where we are.
  • My favourite quote: “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light. Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.” ― Brené Brown

More than just work

What do I like most about working at The Balanced Practice:
I love the collaborative approach to addressing mental health needs, as well as the safe nonjudgmental environment! 

Interested in working with Rebecca?

The Balanced Practice has evolved to a team of registered dietitians and therapists on a mission to support folks in finding their perfect balance between food, body and mind. We believe that we cannot talk about food without addressing our mindset, beliefs and emotions. We work with our clients to help them walk away from diets, recover from their eating disorder and learn to reconnect to themselves  so they can live their fullest life.

Our approach is weight inclusive, sexuality & gender affirming, trauma-informed and anti diet culture. We firmly believe that health is not reserved for any body type and that your recovery is possible.

the balanced practice?


The Balanced Practice was created to fill the gap & INNOVATE THE WAY ED TREATMENT IS DONE. 

The Balanced Practice is a place where you can be seen for you are, supported without judgement and empowered with evidence based & Lived Experience informed personalized treatment. 

Because life is too short to struggle with your relationship with food & your body. 

The Balanced Practice was founded by Marie-Pier, who after struggling with an eating disorder, noticed a gap in our healthcare system. Through her recovery, she noticed that treatment was often not inclusive, non collaborative or client centered and often offered only short term support.