A former Community Youth Worker for Young Offenders and a current School Counselor, Rita Herperger utilizes her knowledge in mental-health counseling, as well as her own life experiences, to serve as the owner of Orenda Healing Professional Counselling & Consulting. As the owner and lead therapist, Ms. Herperger helps people through the provision of counseling services, as well as the development and facilitation of programs and workshops designed for personal growth and professional development, support groups, and other health and wellness opportunities. Since the company’s inception, it has been providing quality, private consultations for personal, family, professional and community needs. Specifically, Ms. Herperger has guided people through marriage counseling, grief, separation, divorce and various types of addiction.
Orenda, according to the company website, “is a force which is present in all objects or persons, and when invoked, is the power of human will to change the world around us.” A term found within Iroquoian spirituality, it is the gathering of one’s strength to change his or her own life and the world. Ms. Herperger chose to use the term in her business name because of her belief in everyone’s ability to channel their inner strength and achieve positive change.