Kanwaljit Kaur, MA, RP

(She/Her)

Locations: Mississauga, Vaughan, and Phone/Video
Disciplines: Individual Therapy and Couple Therapy
Languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu
Top Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Self-Esteem, and Relationship Issues

Education

  • Bridge to Registration and Employment in Mental Health (BREM)
  • Honours Master of Arts in Psychology, Guru Nanak Dev University
  • Bachelor of Arts, BBK DAV College

License and Memberships

  • College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO): #10688
  • Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMH): #6883-S

Certifications & Additional Training

  • CBT Level 2 Advanced Practice in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (ADLER Faculty of Continuing Education)
  • POSITIVE SPACES serving LGBTQIA+ immigrants and refugees by OCASI (Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants) 2020
  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Interventions Skills Training)
  • Mental Health Workshop, Hope + Me Mood Disorders Association of Ontario
  • OCAN (Ontario Common Assessment of Need) workshop

I believe that when we come to therapy, we have the potential to heal ourselves. We are the masters of our own paths in life. It’s the circumstances in our lives—such as our social environment and various other factors—which can prevent us from living up to our full potential. I believe that through therapy, these hidden potentials can be realized. As a therapist, I act as a facilitator to help my clients see what they already have inside of them, foster self-acceptance, and help them reach their life goals through discovery of the self and of one’s own strengths.


I support clients struggling with a wide range of concerns (e.g., depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and life transitions). I sometimes practice Zen meditation techniques with my clients and often use a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Solution focused therapy. Also, as South Asian woman and an immigrant myself, I can very well understand and relate to the culture and struggles of being an immigrant.


If you have any questions or would like to take the next steps, do not hesitate to connect with me. You can use the links on this page to book your first session or a free 15-minute consultation. I offer therapy in English, Punjabi, Hindi, and Urdu. Even if you and I are not the right fit, I would be happy to help you find the right therapist for you.


 


Therapy with Kanwaljit


I provide my clients with a welcoming and safe space where you can comfortably talk about your concerns without being judged.  It is of utmost importance for me to be completely present for you, my client, simply be a part of your experiences. My approach to therapy is eclectic, strength based, client-centred, inclusive, non-judgemental, non-directive, and collaborative.


I am a Registered Psychotherapist with CRPO and have completed a bridging course in Ontario for internationally trained Mental Health Professionals (Bridge to Registration and Employment in Mental Health). Through this bridging program, I have gained quite valuable experience and knowledge in working in the mental health context of Ontario. I had the privilege to work in the field as a psychotherapy intern in a six-month placement opportunity offered by the program at St. Michael’s Homes, Toronto, under the supervision of a clinical supervisor and Registered Psychotherapist with the CRPO. I also have taken several additional certifications and trainings in Ontario, including CBT Level 2, a course designed to offer positives spaces for queer immigrants and refugees, a course on suicide intervention and skills training, and other mental health workshops.


About my Credentials


I am a Registered Psychotherapist with CRPO and have completed a bridging course in Ontario for internationally trained Mental Health Professionals (Bridge to Registration and Employment in Mental Health). Through this bridging program, I have gained quite valuable experience and knowledge in working in the mental health context of Ontario. I had the privilege to work in the field as a psychotherapy intern in a six-month placement opportunity offered by the program at St. Michael’s Homes, Toronto, under the supervision of a clinical supervisor and Registered Psychotherapist with the CRPO. I also have taken several additional certifications and trainings in Ontario, including CBT Level 2, a course designed to offer positives spaces for queer immigrants and refugees, a course on suicide intervention and skills training, and other mental health workshops.