Locations: Toronto 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.
With over 10 years of strength and mindset coaching, I have come to see the value of combining the training of the mind and body. My approach as a therapist evolves from this, appreciating the uniqueness of each individual. As an athlete myself, I am fascinated by what our minds can do and how we, as individuals, have the power to create our own story and journey.
Providing culturally sensitive, anti-oppressive, and culturally responsive therapy is one of the key focuses of my practice. Born in Nigeria, in a South-Asian Indian 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. Coming from an ethnically diverse background, I appreciate the differences and uniqueness of collectivistic and individualistic societies.
I work to provide support and guidance when life can sometimes feel derailed. I believe everyone has strengths, and sometimes we may need direction along with the right tools to navigate through various paths. 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, whilst maintaining healthy outcomes and positive development.
I look forward to working with you and supporting you to get to where you want to be.
Performance Interests: I compete in natural bodybuilding and made it to the top 6 in nationals. I am a firm believer in strength training. My other career is as a strength and mindset coach. I enjoy hiking, long distance biking, and swimming.
Client Focus: High Performance Jobs, Athletes, Adults, and Couples Therapy
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.