Jolly December 2023 Announcements!

What is one nice thing you did for yourself today?

Happy holiday season! We have some exciting announcements for you!

In this month’s newsletter, we will introduce our new therapists, share a reminder and a sneak peek at our downtown office!



Check out our downtown Toronto office if you haven’t already!

We are located in the heart of Toronto at Bay & Bloor! This location is accessible by car as there is an underground parking lot on Yorkville Ave. We are also accessible by transit at Bay St. station, one stop from the Bloor-Yonge subway station.

You can check our website if you’d like to find a therapist who works at this location.


This is a reminder that your benefits may be expiring soon. If your benefits still need to be renewed, then remember to use them! Book a free 15-minute consultation or session by visiting our website! 


We are excited to introduce our new therapists to the practice! Check them out below: 

Visit their pages to learn more about them, and book a free 15-minute consultation or session! 

Top Row left to right:Vrushalee Nachar, MACP, RP (Qualifying)Ping San Chi, MSocSc, RSW.
Middle Row left to right top:Samir Durrani, MA, RP (QualifyingFarah Memon, MA, RP (Qualifying)
Bottom Row left to right:Erin Hatton, MACP, RP (Qualifying) & Magie Abdelmalek, MACP, RP (Qualifying).


The holiday season can be a whirlwind of invitations and expectations, but here’s a gentle reminder: you don’t have to say ‘yes’ to everything.

Whether you’re a parent managing your children’s expectations or simply trying to navigate the holiday season with grace, remember that boundaries are your allies. They allow you to prioritize your well-being, enjoy the festivities, and make the most of this special time of year.


1. You do not have to attend every holiday event; choose the ones that matter most to you and align with your schedule. 

2. You’re not obligated to fully engage in every gathering. It’s okay to attend briefly or take breaks for self-care.

3. Feel empowered to set boundaries and say no when necessary for your well-being and mental health.

4. If finances are tight, remember that a heartfelt and considerate gift can be just as cherished. 

5. Feeling pressured to meet your children’s holiday wishes? It’s okay not to give them everything every other kid is getting. It doesn’t make you a bad parent. 

6. Remember, your worth as a parent is not defined by the number or cost of gifts you give. Prioritizing your family’s well-being and values is what truly matters.

To learn more about our locationsour team of therapists and staff, and how we do therapy, please check out our website! 

If you have any questions or are interested in booking an individual, couple, or family therapy session, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. 

The Building Bridges Psychotherapy team