Locations: Vaughan and Phone/Video
Disciplines: Individual Therapy and Couple Therapy
Languages: English, Hindi, Urdu, and Sindhi
Top Specialties: Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Coping Skills, Depression, and Emotional Disturbance
-Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University
-Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 1, Wilfrid Laurier University
-Gottman Level 1
-Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Human Resources Diploma, Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia
License and Memberships
-College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO): #12531
-Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), Associate Member
About my Credentials
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the CRPO, an Associate Member of the CCPA. I have a background in strength training and mindset coaching. I am also part of the Canadian Physique Alliance for natural bodybuilding competitions. Over the past ten years, I have worked with clients in building a positive relationship with food and exercise through strength training whilst working towards and achieving their health and fitness goals.
As a therapist, I appreciate what makes an individual unique. Each of us has our own lived experiences and relationships that impacts the way in which we perceive the world. I believe that we do best when we not only feel connected to others, but also feel a sense of connection towards ourselves, our core values, and to our life’s purpose.
As such, much of my work involves helping my clients to first heal and connect with themselves, and then with connect with the important people in their lives. I work to provide support and guidance when life can sometimes feel like it has derailed. I believe everyone has strengths, and sometimes we need a new lens to see it for ourselves. While I see my clients as the experts of their own lives, my goal is to guide and support you on your journey to healing and growth.
As an empathetic and supportive individual, I believe my work is best done using a holistic and collaborative approach in a safe and non-judgemental environment. My approach is to support my clients on their journey to growth, while working towards healthy outcomes and positive development. I do this by drawing on various modalities that are grounded in solution-focused and strength-based theories.
If you are interested, I encourage you to book a free 15-minute phone consultation to further discuss working together. Finally, I invite you to share your thoughts openly, because if I am not the right fit for you, I would happily guide you to find someone that is right for you!
Having gone through various life transitions, I found myself in situations for which I was not prepared. I learned that I had to reach out and be vulnerable to find the right type of support and guidance I needed to move forward in my life.
I was born in Nigeria in a South-Asian family. I have had a culturally rich upbringing that encouraged and fostered multiculturalism throughout my life. While in Nigeria, I attended a Lebanese school that furthered my curiosity and appreciation for diversity and inclusiveness. As a therapist in Canada with a culturally and ethnically diverse background, I appreciate the differences and uniqueness of collectivistic and individualistic societies. This is why one of my key focuses in my practice is to provide culturally sensitive, culturally responsive, and anti-oppressive therapy.
With a background in strength and mindset coaching, I appreciate the combination of training the mind, body, and soul. My approach is eclectic as I pull from various modalities. I believe in the quote “train your mind to do anything you ask it to, and the results are the by-product of your mental strength.” Hence, my journey to becoming a psychotherapist comes from multiple experiences that led me to my goal of being able to provide a safe and unique experience for my clients where they feel heard and supported.