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Ines Yagi


My name is Ines Yagi. Depending on the setting and context, some call me Dr. Yagi, Professor Yagi, or Ines. I have diverse experience and wear multiple hats. I am an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Human Sciences, Counselling and Spirituality at Saint Paul University. I am also a registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I have key expertise in individual, couples, and family therapy, as well as sexual violence and trauma regardless of gender, working from

an integrative systemic, emotion-focused, evidenced-based, trauma-somatic informed, and male-centered approach. I also provide clinical supervision to qualifying and registered psychotherapists. I am also a researcher, and my work focuses on gender-based violence against men. Recently published book titled: Yagi, I. (2023). Conflict-related sexual violence against men in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Peeters.

  • Somatic experiencing training, Somatic Experiencing Ottawa, 2022-2025
  • Ph.D., Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Spirituality, Saint Paul University, Ottawa, 2021
  • Graduate Certificate in Couple and Family Counselling, Saint Paul University, Ottawa, 2016
  • M.A., Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Spirituality, Saint Paul University, Ottawa, 2015
  • B.A., Psychology, Concordia University, 2010
  • General education, Social Science, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Pembroke, 2017