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Zainib Abdullah MSW RSW, OCSWSSW 822363
I know that seeking therapy can at times be difficult and intimidating. It takes courage to explore difficult experiences and emotions. I will always meet you where you are. I strive to provide you with a non-judgmental and compassionate space – a space that can help you explore and understand yourself, and help you manage your life more effectively. In working together, you will find that my approach to therapy is collaborative, client-centred & trauma-informed. My approach to therapy is grounded in extensive training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Somatic/ Mindfulness-based Psychotherapies.
I completed my B.Sc., focusing on Neuroscience and Psychology, and my Masters of Social Work from the University of Toronto. As a certified applied mindfulness meditation specialist from the University of Toronto, I have facilitated various mindfulness-based therapy programs at Toronto Western Hospital & Southlake Regional Health Centre.
In addition to my private practice, I am currently working at Toronto Western Hospital as a mental health clinician and continue to be involved in research & community engagement projects that aim to support the mental health & well-being of individuals & families.
I know that seeking therapy can at times be difficult and intimidating. It takes courage to explo... Read More
Farah Ahmed MSW, RSW
Sarah Ahmed MSW, RSW
Sarah Ahmed completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto, specializing in Mental Health and Addictions. Sarah has worked with a diverse clientele within a multitude of clinical inpatient and outpatient settings. Sarah provides individual and group counseling to individuals suffering from mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, coupled with co-occurring substance use issues. Additionally, Sarah also provides support for loved ones on how to sustain healthy relationships and manage life stressors.
Sarah works as a therapist at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). She also holds the position of an Adjunct Lecturer for Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. She is the founder of the Canadian Muslim Addiction Association and often provides workshops on substance abuse and addictive behaviors in the community.
Sarah favors an integrative, trauma-informed, client-centered approach to create a healthy alliance with clients and their loved ones. In addition to her clinical work, she researches faith-based barriers to accessing mental health and substance use treatment services within ethnic communities. Sarah can provide services in English, Hindi, and Urdu.
Sarah Ahmed completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Masters of Social Work degree fr... Read More
I am a compassionate, client-focused social worker with over ten years of working experience providing services related to mental health, addictions, substance use, suicide, crisis intervention, clinical treatment, rehabilitation, and supportive services. I have advanced knowledge of human behaviour, supportive counselling and intervention techniques.
I have experience helping people with stress, anxiety, depression, life and career transitions, family and relationship issues, and self-esteem. I completed training in Solution-Focused, Emotion-Focused, Narrative, and Cognitive-Behavioural approaches.
I practice a holistic, person-centered approach based on meeting clients where they are and helping them reach their goals. I have my undergraduate degree in social work from Ryerson University and my masters degree in social work from the University of Toronto. Since joining the social services field, I have worked for the Canadian Mental Health Association-Halton, St. Michael’s Hospital and the Ministry of Health. I am currently employed with the City of Toronto and I am also a part-time professor at Centennial College in the addictions and mental health program. I identify as a Muslim and I also provide faith-based therapy. I am a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.
I am a compassionate, client-focused social worker with over ten years of working experience prov... Read More
Uzma Ahmed MSW, RSW
Uzma works from a holistic approach to help you meet your hopes and goals. She aims to honour your lived experiences and to understand how you make meaning of your own life and identity.
Uzma strives to incorporate transparency, authenticity and humour into therapy, and hopes to create a space that is marked by collaboration, compassion and safety. Her practice is bound by a feminist, anti-oppressive, anti-racist, harm reduction, trauma-informed framework; As a Canadian born, South Asian female, Uzma values the ways that structures and political categories such as race, class, gender and diaspora, intersect and shape our everyday lives.
Uzma uses various counselling approaches, depending on your needs. She has experience supporting individuals, couples and families, who are facing anxiety, depression, anger, drug use, stress, relationship challenges, as well as life and identity transitions. She specializes in Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy.
Uzma works from a holistic approach to help you meet your hopes and goals. She aims to honour you... Read More
Hardeep is a first generation Indian-Canadian and has the personal and professional experience to bring all of your intersectionalities into the therapy space. Hardeep works from an Anti-Oppressive, Anti-Racist, Client Centered and Strengths Based lens and this is the minimum. She fiercely empowers individuals to reach their goals while taking into consideration the intersectionalities from which they walk through the world.
Hardeep obtained her Master of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University and has 16 years experience working with adolescents and young people in child protection, residential treatment and educational settings. Her practice has focused on helping clients cope with anxiety, depression, perfectionistic thinking, school refusal, lack of motivation/productivity, behavioural concerns and family struggles.
Her expertise in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can provide valuable insight and practical tools that allow a person to improve their life in the ways they choose
Her pronouns are she/her. Please share accessibility needs and/or your preferred pronouns when emailing her.
Hardeep is a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.
At this time, Hardeep can only work with clients who reside in Ontario.
Hardeep is a first generation Indian-Canadian and has the personal and professional experience to... Read More
Jordanne is a Registered Social Worker and PhD student at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Social Work. She holds a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto where she specialized in Social Justice and Diversity. She also has a Honours Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Toronto where she majored in Neuroscience and Mental Health.
Jordanne has over five years experience providing therapeutic counselling services in a various number of settings with her most recent work being a Manager for a Family Wellness and Counselling team for Delta Family Resource Centre, a non- profit organization focused on providing free counselling and wellness services for the racialized and Black community in Toronto. Jordanne also had the opportunity to work for a number of years as a Social Worker in Northern Arctic communities in Nunavut providing therapeutic services focused on the Inuit indigenous community. Jordanne has had clinical training at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) providing counselling services to clients facing issues with mental health and addictions. Sometimes in life, we may need support to look beneath the icebergs in our lives to truly understand how our life experiences may be impacting us. Whether it is challenges with health, our jobs, navigating personal relationships, dealing with feelings of disappointment, anger and loss, internalizing societal oppressions, or exploring unresolved childhood experiences, we can all benefit from having a supportive therapeutic space to unpack how we are feeling and what healthy steps we can take to sustain or wellness through grace and compassion to self.
Jordanne’s therapeutic practice draws on client centered concepts rooted in integrating the mind, body, heart and spirit to address the ways in which trauma can manifest in the psyche and the body. Jordanne utilizes a holistic practice framework that is trauma informed, anti-oppressive, anti-racist and supports the integration of inclusion, diversity and equity for all. As your therapist, Jordanne will create a space for you to process how intergenerational traumas and societal factors may impact experiences of depression, anxiety, grief, addictions, concurrent disorders, violence and abuse, intersectional identities, and relational challenges. Jordanne utilizes frameworks that touches on concepts from Narrative Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Somatic Experiencing, Multicultural Therapy, and Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Jordanne recognizes that there is often a stigma around seeking out counselling services and is aware that many people are in situations where they are navigating many life stressors alone. Jordanne is a firm believer in creating community for those who are isolated and creating a safer and more inviting space for individuals to be seen and for their feelings to be acknowledged. Jordanne is open to working with all communities and invites you to book a free fifteen (15) minute phone consult to explore how she can support.
Jordanne is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and also with the Ontario Association of Social Workers.
Jordanne is a Registered Social Worker and PhD student at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of ... Read More
As human beings, we may go through challenges in life where support is needed along the way. Engaging in therapy can be an important step in an individual’s recovery and healing journey. It can also take a lot of courage to reach out for help. Keresa is committed to fostering a safe space, where you can work through your experiences free from judgement.
Keresa is a Registered Social Worker. She received her Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto where she specialized in Mental Health and Health. Keresa has over 8 years of extensive clinical experience working with diverse clients with complex mental health and addiction challenges, in the community as well as in hospital settings.
Keresa offers therapy to youth (16+) and adults experiencing a range of concerns, including but not limited to, depression, anxiety, life transitions, self-esteem challenges, racial trauma, school and work stress as well as relationship difficulties. She has an integrative approach to practice grounded in client-centred, anti-oppressive and trauma-informed principles. She incorporates cognitive behavioural therapy strategies, self-compassion approaches, dialectical behavioural therapy techniques and solution-focused therapy strategies.
Keresa works collaboratively with you to develop an individualized plan that is tailored to your needs. She is passionate about supporting clients with their goals and considers the process of holding space for someone a true privilege. She would be honoured to support you on your journey.
Keresa is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW).
As human beings, we may go through challenges in life where support is needed along the way. Enga... Read More
I have always believed in the strength and resilience of the human spirit. When the journey of life becomes challenging, I consider it an opportunity for growth and transformation. Helping others through challenging times is a passion of mine and has always come naturally to me. My philosophy as a therapist is founded on a holistic and collaborative approach. I believe the mind and body system are integrated. I am passionate about using a whole person perspective in sessions with my clients. This helps get to the root of the problem and work towards lasting health and wellness.
In therapy, I use a holistic approach where I recognize the mind, body, and spirit are all interconnected. Other therapies I draw from include Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness and Meditation, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Together we can work towards restoring meaning, fulfillment and well-being into your life.
I have always believed in the strength and resilience of the human spirit. When the journey of li... Read More
Life can be challenging when we are constantly put under pressure from every direction; whether it’s through our job, relationships, mental health or finances. Sometimes we just need a little help in understanding how to manage the everyday stressors and feel less alone. As a second-generation Indian-Canadian, I have the personal and professional experiences to support you and ensure your intersecting identities and challenges are recognized in a safe space with someone who understands.
I completed my Master’s of Social Work from University of Toronto and have experience working with adults and adolescents in mental health, residential treatment facilities, and non-profit agencies across the GTA. With over five years of mental health relationship building experiences and fostering individual recovery and healing, I practice from an anti-oppressive, anti-racist and trauma-informed lens. I utilize eclectic approaches such as CBT, DBT and EFT when working with individuals as well as using mindfulness techniques to help with concerns relating to: grief and bereavement, depression, anxiety, trauma, personal growth, life changes, healthy relationships, boundaries, and self-esteem.
Using a client-centered approach, I aim to support you as we work together to help you use your identity, inner strength and resilience to heal.
Life can be challenging when we are constantly put under pressure from every direction; whether i... Read More
Stephanie Fabian MSW, RSW
I am a firm believer in conscious living and enhancing all domains of life. Therapy is a beautiful wellness-based practice, which supports individuals during various stages in their life. My goal is to create a safe space; one which continually fosters empowerment, trust and self-governance, and is accepting of emotions, imperfection, and vulnerability.
In addition to my Masters of Social Work, I have worked in the community for 10 years supporting homeless youth, survivors of human trafficking and forced marriage, and diverse families facing structural and systemic barriers.
I provide individual psychotherapy to those experiencing trauma, anxiety and depression, forms of abuse, relationship challenges, life transitions, and personal growth and development barriers. My approach to therapy is to collaboratively work to unpack, process, and manage challenging experiences in an environment that is non-judgemental, compassionate, and which nurtures resiliency. I am a trauma informed and client-centered psychotherapist, drawing on a variety of therapeutic techniques that best fits your needs.
I am passionate about the work I do and my method is to be supportive, culturally sensitive, and gently challenging. I strongly believe you are the expert in your life, I am simply on this journey with you to help make connections, identify moments of strength, gain a better understanding of yourself and offer useful strategies. I will commit to helping you achieve your own personal wellness.
I am a firm believer in conscious living and enhancing all domains of life. Therapy is a beautifu... Read More
Laura has over 10 years of experience working with individuals and families. She supports individuals struggling with anxiety, low mood, stress, life transitions, interpersonal challenges, grief and loss.
She believes that although pain and challenges are part of life, we have the capacity to accept this, while also making the changes we need to cope with our emotions and move forward. Using a collaborative, non-judgmental and warm approach, she helps clients develop self-awareness, self-compassion, and strategies to make meaningful changes in their lives.
Laura uses elements from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Emotion-Focused Family Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.
She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology from York University and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Toronto.
Laura is a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
Laura has over 10 years of experience working with individuals and families. She supports individ... Read More
I believe every human has the capacity to change and this change takes time. In life, we go through highs and lows, and at times the lows seem difficult to overcome. Through therapy, we give ourselves a chance to overcome hardships and find strength within ourselves, bringing forth a lifetime of positive change. I provide compassionate care with the aim of guiding and empowering individuals as they work towards healing. I create a safe, non-judgmental, relaxed, and supportive environment.
I obtained a Master of Social Work degree from UBC specializing in clinical mental health. I take a client-centered, trauma-informed approach to therapy, with an emphasis on identifying and utilizing strengths you already possess. I also lean heavily on cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and mindfulness-based strategies.
I aim to work alongside and support people to recognize their inner strength and empower them to overcome issues. I look forward to connecting with you over a free 15 minute telephone consultation.
I believe every human has the capacity to change and this change takes time. In life, we go throu... Read More
Ayesha is a Registered Psychotherapist who has a MA is counselling psychology form Yorkville, a graduate diploma in Addictions and Mental Health from Durham college and a Bachelors in Psychology from The University of Toronto. In addition to working at Wellnest, Ayesha currently works as an addiction counsellor providing support to individuals involved in the criminal justice system.
Ayesha has a variety of experience working with individuals from various backgrounds. Ayesha is experienced in supporting individuals with concerns such as substance use, depression, anxiety, self- esteem, stress, coping with transitions as well as navigating the mental health system and connecting with resources in the community.
Ayesha provides a non judgemental, strength based, collaborative trauma informed approach to help individuals achieve their goals. Ayesha encourages discussions about emotions, and helps clients to challenge their perspectives, while also remaining practical and solution-focused when required. She believes in the importance of connection and the need for a safe space. She approaches each client with warmth and compassion allowing them to feel safe enough to be vulnerable. Asking for help is difficult and Ayesha wants to be there to make the process easier, and wants to walk along side of you as you take this journey towards health and contentment.
Ayesha uses an eclectic approach- meaning she draws form modalities depending on the needs of the client. Some modalities she pulls from are Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution focused, Motivational Interviewing and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Ayesha looks forward to hearing your stories and being a support as you tackle the many challenges life throws at you.
Ayesha is a Registered Psychotherapist who has a MA is counselling psychology form Yorkville, a g... Read More
Beidan Hassan is a Registered Social Worker who received her Masters of Social Work from the University of Toronto. Beidan is passionate about working with diverse groups of individuals and families and has worked in the non-profit sector with those navigating difficult life changes and circumstances. She has extensive experience working with individuals who are experiencing criminal charges, mental health concerns, anti-black racism, institutionalized racism and developmental trauma.
Beidan also identifies as Muslim and has has helped individuals reconcile difficulties in life with their faith and spirituality, including grief and loss, as well as Islamophobia and the challenges Muslims face while navigating workplace and educational systems in Canada.
In her work, Beidan utilizes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and mindfulness based practices, all from a trauma-informed lens. She believes that you are the expert of your own life, and can offer compassion, empathy, and support on your journey to healing.
Beidan is a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, as well as the Ontario Association of Social Workers [in progress].
Beidan Hassan is a Registered Social Worker who received her Masters of Social Work from the Univ... Read More
Naghmeh is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). She graduated from the University of Toronto with a master’s degree in social work, specializing in Mental Health and Health. Naghmeh completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology and exceptional children education.
Besides offering therapy at Wellnest Naghmeh is currently working at the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) as a CBT clinician. Naghmeh worked at Lifeworks (formerly Morneau Shepell) as an iCBT therapist. Naghmeh completed her practicums as a social worker intern at North York General Hospital and as a mental health social worker intern at the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) clinic at Sunnybrook Hospital.
Naghmeh has experience working with diverse clients and provides treatment to help individuals who are experiencing mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, stress, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), school and work stress, and relationship issues.
As a therapist, Naghmeh employs a client-centred approach. Naghmeh believes in a highly collaborative approach as it incites a positive, safe, non-judgmental and meaningful alliance with the client. Naghmeh’s philosophy about therapy is that you are an expert in your own life and you have the answers to resolve the concerns that you have. Naghmeh is there as a facilitator to help remove blockers on your path to a better life.
Naghmeh has been trained in different modalities such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Attachment-Focused Family Therapy, and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT).
Naghmeh identifies as an Iranian cisgender woman, who is passionate about working with BIPOC and other marginalized communities. Naghmeh practices from an anti-oppressive, anti-racist and trauma-informed lens. If you are interested in a free consultation, please share your pronouns if you feel comfortable, and let Naghmeh know if you have any accommodations needs when you choose to contact us. Naghmeh can provide services in English and Farsi.
Naghmeh is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Servi... Read More
Sana Imran MSW, RSW
I have a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Toronto, and a certification in Mental Health and Addictions, as well as specialized training in several therapeutic interventions including cognitive behaviour therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, solution focused brief therapy, emotionally focused therapy, narrative therapy, and mindfulness. I have been fortunate to work with youth, adults, couples, parents, and families, as they cope with symptoms of anxiety, depression, stressful events, relationship conflicts, grief, and life transitions, among others. My experience includes practicing in multiple hospital and community based mental health settings and supporting emerging psychotherapists and social workers in their learning.
Seeking therapy can be a stressful and scary step, and I feel privileged each day that I am invited into an individual’s life, to learn about their culture and ways of being, and be trusted with their stories. My role is to provide a comfortable space within which to bring up uncomfortable topics, by being non-judgmental, client-centered, and trauma informed in my practice. I greatly value feedback at every step of the therapeutic process and will work hard to support you at every step of the way.
I provide services in English, Urdu and Hindi.
I have a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Toronto, and a certification in Mental He... Read More
Dharshana is a Psychotherapist and Registered Social Worker with a Master of Social Work in Mental Health from York University. She holds two undergraduate degrees: Gerontology from McMaster University and Social Work from Ryerson University, and a postgraduate certificate in Case Management from McMaster University.
Dharshana has worked in the community health sector for over 12 years with diverse populations with specialized knowledge and skills working with the elderly in private and non-profit health settings – including 10 years of experience supporting seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
She brings extensive knowledge and experience in health promotion. As a Caregiver Wellness Program Coordinator at a non-profit community health centre, Dharshana uses a holistic health and evidence-based approach to program creation and implementation. She is also a Community Health Educator for a non-profit seniors’ organization in the GTA, where she is responsible for developing and delivering evidence-based health education in the area of mental health, gerontology, and social work. In therapy, she utilizes her wealth of health promotion knowledge and case management skills to provide her clients with optimal and research-informed support.
As a compassionate therapist using a client-centered approach, Dharshana creates a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic space for youth, adults, seniors, caregivers, and students to develop the insights, skills, and experiences needed to overcome challenges and make positive changes that last. Using a trauma-informed lens, Dharshana works from an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and strengths-based framework; her treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, and Mindfulness approaches.
Areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma, stress management, grief and loss, aging, caregiver stress and burnout, post-traumatic stress, perfectionism, relationship challenges, and life transitions.
She is a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and the Ontario Association of Social Workers.
Dharshana can provide services in Tamil and English.
Dharshana is a Psychotherapist and Registered Social Worker with a Master of Social Work in Menta... Read More
Henna Khawja MSW, RSW
Over the past 10+ years in the field, I have worked with children, youth and adults in community, legal, child protection, corporate and university settings. Over time, I have focused my practice on supporting Survivors of violence along their healing journeys (including gender based, domestic, intimate partner, sexual, family, community violence). Currently, I am the Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Coordinator for the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). I have extensive experience working with Muslim communities in both Canada and the USA, as well as Islamabad and Zanzibar.
I take an integrative approach that considers individual, family and community. As a first-generation Pakistani-Canadian, I provide support that both bridges and illuminates the realities of intergenerational individuals/families and their struggles. Topics that are often taboo in racialized and faith-based communities are discussed freely in this space.
I believe in the resiliency of individuals; my practice aims to highlight and guide that self-sufficiency through storytelling, mindfulness and the arts. My therapeutic approach is always compassionate, client-centered, non-judgmental, anti-oppressive and anti-racist. Please share any accessibility needs and/or your preferred pronouns when emailing me.
Over the past 10+ years in the field, I have worked with children, youth and adults in community,... Read More
Faiza is a Registered Social Worker who completed her Bachelor of Social Work from McMaster University and her Masters of Social Work from York University. She has a decade of experience in diverse areas of practice including Mental Health & Addictions, Domestic Violence, Child Welfare and Traumatic Brain Injury. Faiza has experience serving in various roles in both community-based mental health and outpatient hospital settings. She presently works at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) where she has been working with clients with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression and Anxiety.
Faiza specializes in providing individual therapy to adolescents and adults with Depression, Anxiety, Trauma and Grief utilizing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). She is also a certified Grief Counselling Specialist and trained in Adult Attachment Based Therapy.
Faiza takes a collaborative approach in her practice and values having strong therapeutic relationships with her clients embedded in warmth, empathy and understanding. Together, she will work with you on achieving your goals for therapy while fostering growth and wellness. Faiza’s goal as a therapist is to be your guide on your journey as you work towards an enriched and fulfilling life.
Faiza has also contributed to Canadian research on the topic of Gendered Islamophobia. She is passionate about raising awareness about Mental Health in the Muslim community and can provide spiritually integrated psychotherapy for clients seeking faith-based therapy.
Faiza is a Registered Social Worker who completed her Bachelor of Social Work from McMaster Unive... Read More
Vish is a firm believer that individuals hold the natural ability to change their lives in a meaningful way. As a passionate advocate for client-centered care, she recognizes that we are all navigating identity, experiences, relationships, mental health, and the systems we live in. Vish supports individuals who want to become the best version of themselves but are finding it difficult to begin. She acknowledges that change can bring new experiences, vulnerability, and perhaps difficulty. Appreciating this, Vish provides a non-judgemental space where individuals can feel heard, acknowledged, and supported as they make those first steps.
Vish holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto and is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. In her therapeutic work, Vish utilizes an integrative approach drawing on evidence-based practices including emotion-focused therapy, narrative therapy, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). She has worked extensively with individuals and families needing support around anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, intergenerational and childhood trauma, relationship/ family issues, health issues, grief and loss, body image issues and work or school/life balance.
Vish believes that individuals are resilient and carry their own internal strengths. Her collaborative approach leans into these strengths to develop transformational strategies to move challenges into opportunities for growth and change. Vish values honesty and welcomes feedback to determine what is helpful and what is not.
Vish is a firm believer that individuals hold the natural ability to change their lives in a mean... Read More
Tanya is a clinical social worker who completed her Bachelor’s degree in social work at McMaster University and her Master’s degree in social work at the University of Western Ontario. Tanya currently works at EveryMind Mental Health Services as a child and family clinician.
Tanya has had the privilege of working with youth, adults, and families who are curious about healing from anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, emotion dysregulation, and relationships. Tanya provides an empathetic, non-judgemental space for clients to share their stories. Her goal is to partner with clients in their self-exploration journey by supporting them in making connections between their past, current circumstances, and hopes for the future. Tanya truly wants to help clients recover from traumatic experiences, and works with clients at their own pace to reduce the feelings of danger that these memories create using experiential activities and creative and empowering coping strategies. Tanya draws on techniques from CBT, ACT, mindfulness, trauma processing therapy, EFT, and EFFT, and celebrates the following frameworks that guide her practice: anti-oppressive, strengths-based, attachment-based, and trauma-informed.
Tanya recognizes that as a white social worker, she has benefitted from the many oppressive structures that society upholds. Because of her privilege, she believes that developing a foundation of trust and safety with her clients from diverse backgrounds is particularly crucial. She values engaging in conversations that support and empower individuals to connect the ways in which discrimination is built into our society and how this impacts marginalized communities; however, she recognizes that these communities are the incredibly resilient experts of their own lives. Tanya identifies as Armenian-Canadian, and as an Armenian she understands how intergenerational trauma can impact every facet of an individual’s life, and the time, intention, and discomfort that is often needed to unpack this.
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Kaazmi Mansour MSW RSW, OCSWSSW: 821219
I utilize an empathetic, culturally sensitive, person-centred, and strengths-based approach to therapy, to help you effectively cope with tough emotions, traumatic experiences and the challenges in life that you may be facing. My objective is to work together through the therapeutic process to help gain self-awareness and insight so that you can develop the vital changes that are necessary for you pursue your goals in life.
Together we will explore life experiences, and associated emotions and feelings that bring about depression, anxiety, loss of self-esteem, self-worth and grief.
I provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person-Centred Care, Trauma Focused Therapy, as well as Mindfulness Based Therapies to individuals, couples and families.
I am a registered social worker with a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Toronto, with a specialization in Health and Mental Health. I have been working with individuals, couples and families for over 10 years.
I am a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.
I provide services in English and Kutchi.
I utilize an empathetic, culturally sensitive, person-centred, and strengths-based approach to th... Read More
Lisa Marajh MSW RSW
My therapeutic approach is based on a trauma informed and collaborative lens, building a didactic relationship with my clients. I have extensive training and experience in several forms of psychotherapy, including Self-Compassion Focused Therapy, Brief Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Narrative, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Attachment Focused as well as Emotion Focused Therapy.
I completed my Honor’s Bachelor of Arts at The University of Toronto, specializing in Psychology and Criminology. I then completed a post-graduate certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution with Humber College, a certificate in Executive Leadership with George Brown College, and later completed my Master’s of Social Work Degree with The University of Windsor.
I have worked in a number of roles within in the mental health sector, including Central Toronto Youth Services, Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, The Child Welfare Institute, Good 2 Talk, and most recently, I am in a cross-appointed role at The University of Toronto as a Psychotherapist and Sexual Violence Prevention Educator.
My practice is rooted in the foundation of psychotherapy and spirituality. Through embedding principles of self-compassion and self-love, I walk alongside my clients as a guide in their individual journey towards healing. I have supported individuals with various concerns such as: anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, relationship and life challenges, spirituality and culture, eating disorders, addictive behaviours and stress/burnout related issues. I strive to help cultivate a strong therapeutic rapport with my clients by being present with them in moments of overwhelm, validating their lived experience with compassion and warmth. My scope of practice is rooted in an anti-racist, inclusive, equity and anti-oppression framework that sees the client as the expert in their own lives.
I am a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.
My therapeutic approach is based on a trauma informed and collaborative lens, building a didactic... Read More
Anisa Mohamed MSW, RSW
Anisa offers counselling to adolescents and adults. Anisa utilizes client-centred, holistic, trauma-informed and anti-oppressive approaches. She provides cognitive behavioural therapy, strengthens-based, and mindfulness-based therapy, grounded in principles of recovery and safety.
Anisa brings lived experience and a strong understanding of how anti-black racism, historical/inter-generational and childhood trauma have a detrimental impact on our relationships that will prevent a persons success or development moving forward.
Collaboratively we will work together to identify, question and change unhelpful emotions and behaviours causing you difficulty.
Anisa identifies as Muslim and provides faith-based therapy.
Anisa provides services in English and Somali.
Anisa is a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.
OCSWSSW registration number: 816445
Anisa offers counselling to adolescents and adults. Anisa utilizes client-centred, holistic, trau... Read More
Thameena is a Social Worker who provides psychotherapy to adults experiencing challenging and painful life experiences. If you are considering therapy, you have already started down your path to self discovery. While it can be challenging at times, Thameena provides a safe and non-judgmental space, that fosters empathy, validation, and empowerment.
Thameena strives to build a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship with you. She is here to listen and help you reach your own life goals. You are the expert of your own life and Thameena is here to understand your experiences and support you in making meaningful and lasting changes.
She has worked with clients with various concerns such as; anxiety, depression, postpartum, stress/burnout, trauma, sexual violence, abuse, grief and loss, shame, relationships, life balance, school, post immigration issues, cultural and religion challenges, addictive behaviors and more. Thameena is very passionate about therapy and finds it a privilege to be part of your journey.
Thameena completed her Masters of Social Work from Carleton University. She also holds an Honours Bachelor of Sexuality, Marriage and Family Studies from the University of Waterloo, specializing in Women Studies.
Thameena works within a feminist, sex positive, culturally inclusive, trauma informed and holistic framework. Her psychotherapy approach comes from several modalities including; mindfulness practices, cognitive behavioral therapy, strengths based, narrative therapy, dialectic behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, grief recovery and empowerment and wellness support. You will also find plenty of humor with her. Thameena believes it is good to laugh even when we are struggling; it aids in healing and moving forward. She believes in the uniqueness of each individual and tailors her approach based on your needs and goals.
Her philosophy is, you have everything to gain by believing in yourself. Mental health, trauma, grief and painful feelings can leave us all feeling very stuck and lost in our own lives. She strives to build hope and resiliency that can help foster a healthy relationship with yourself. As you begin to heal and acknowledge your strengths, you will see just how much you are capable of.
Thameena believes in planting seeds of kindness and compassion in every client she encounters, because when you learn to accept those qualities in yourself, anything is possible. It is okay to build the life that you deserve. You are worth it.
“Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life”- Shannon L. Alde
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Hodan completed her Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto . She is trained in the following therapeutic approaches: CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and Narrative Therapy. She is passionate about working with diverse populations and provides counseling from a strength based, trauma informed and holistic model.
Hodan has worked for over 10 years in the non-profit sector providing counselling to individuals and families who are living with various issues, including, but not limited to grief, family conflicts, burn out, depression, substance use, anxiety, and trauma. Hodan has worked extensively with people across the lifespan including youth, parents, and adults to support them on their journey towards exploration and healing.
In the past, she has worked as a counsellor at a resource centre for pregnant and parenting people. She has provided therapeutic supports as clients enter a new and often daunting phase and experience the baby blues, post – partum depression, low self esteem and other parenting challenges.
Throughout the pandemic, Hodan has worked on the frontline providing counselling and general supports at an action centre with clients who are experiencing financial strains, isolation, depression, and anxiety. Hodan has worked closely with clients who have never formally accessed therapeutic services but found themselves in need of new ways of creating understanding and acceptance as they experience the impacts of living through a world pandemic. Hodan helps clients to normalize these feelings and explore new ways of accepting emotions to support them on a path to living well.
Hodan aims to make therapy a mainstream and accessible service for all people and remove the shame connected with seeking supports for mental health. She provides therapy from a non-judgemental and non-pathologizing stance, with a focus on collaboration and safety.
With her lived experience as a Black Muslim woman, Hodan has a deep understanding of the impacts of discrimination and racism on individuals and communities. She provides therapy which is mindful of these realities and intentional about offering the space for clients to express their experiences.
Hodan also provides faith-based therapy for clients who identify as Muslim.
Hodan is a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and the Ontario Association of Social Workers.
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Monica completed a Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work at McMaster University. With empathy and compassion, Monica works together with clients to gently unpack and address difficult emotions and experiences. Her sessions are a safe space for clients to express themselves without expectation or judgment. Monica brings substantial life experience to her work with clients, as a mother, as a stage 3 cancer survivor, as someone who experienced anxiety much of her life, in addition to various other family, relationship, parenting and health challenges.
Monica has supported clients through such issues as anxiety, boundary setting/’people-pleasing’ tendencies, burnout, depression, childhood/family trauma, relationship issues, illness/post-illness and life transitions. Her eclectic practice incorporates elements of self-compassion work, mindfulness, narrative therapy, acceptance & commitment therapy, solution-focused therapy and cognitive-behavioural therapy. For clients who identify as spiritual, Monica weaves spiritual concepts into the therapeutic conversation where helpful in making sense of issues and growing beyond these difficulties.
Monica approaches therapy from an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, trauma-informed perspective. People self-identify in a variety of ways, and Monica regards these identities as positive, welcome and deserving of respect. As a social worker, Monica understands her important responsibility to uphold the dignity and worth of the individual and to promote social justice, which includes helping to empower individuals who experience marginalization due to race, gender, sexuality, mental health, physical health conditions or impairments, neurodivergence, religion, age, socioeconomic status, and/or other identities.
Monica is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW).
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Neervana began her education in the field of Social Work back in 2009 where she completed her SSW at George Brown College. She then went on to travel to the Caribbean and South East Asia on various humanitarian and education focused projects. Neervana then returned to complete her BSW at Ryerson University, and then her MSW at the University of Toronto where she specialized in Health and Mental Health. In addition to her work at WellNest, Neervana is a therapist in private practice at the Oakridges Therapy Centre.
As a therapist, Neervana’s approach is grounded in non-judgment, empathy, and compassion. In the initial phase of treatment, she focuses on building rapport and creating a safe and collaborative space where clients can openly and comfortably navigate and explore their unique circumstances. Neervana brings a decade of experience from the social work sector where she provided comprehensive psychosocial support to widely diverse client populations. This allows her to draw from the varied experiences of clients and proactively participate in their journeys of healing and wellness. Neervana is passionate about supporting her clients from a holistic lens and guiding clients on a unique journey to explore inherent strengths, to discover their resilience, and to learn and adopt new coping skills. In her practice, she is also committed to utilizing evidence-based interventions such as Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, and Trauma Therapy.
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Akwall Randhawa MSW, RSW
It takes great courage to recognize the need for support and to seek it. Welcome, and thank you for visiting my profile.
I have experience working with people of all ages, with diverse populations including, new immigrants, individuals with different ethnicities and cultural backgrounds, genders, sexual orientation and identities. I have provided therapy to clients with anxiety, depression post-traumatic stress disorder, stress, chronic pain and illness, substance and alcohol use, grief and loss and have experience with crisis intervention.
I use an eclectic approach in practice and use evidence-based therapy such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I practice with a trauma-informed lens, and my approaches include the use of strength-based and solution focused brief therapy.
I work with you to find the treatment suited to your needs. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your journey.
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Amulya is a Registered Social Worker with a Masters Degree in Social Work specializing in Adult Mental Health. She is passionate about her work, and honoured to be able to support others. She provides a non-judgemental environment where clients can feel safe as they embark on their healing journey. She draws from many different evidence-based models, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience working in Community Mental Health and Primary Care settings. Her approach is client-centered, focused on client’s goals and what they would like to achieve. Amulya values a strengths based approach and utilizes an anti-oppressive, harm reduction framework. She has worked with adults with mental illness and addictions. Additionally, she has supported those working on improving their self-esteem, navigating relationships, suffering from grief and loss as well as work/life stressors.
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For many, therapy can be a very scary and daunting thought, especially if this is your first time and you’re sharing the most vulnerable parts of yourself with a complete stranger. You may be thinking that you need some help learning how to process, manage and cope with what happened to you, or you might desire to learn some skills to help you deal with a particular struggle, but you’re also a little freaked out and it might feel a little weird. Khadine’s goal is to lessen those feelings and make this process as comfortable as possible.
Khadine is a registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She received her degree at Ryerson University where she majored in Social Work and Minored in Psychology and Sociology. She completed her Master of Social Work degree at York University with a focus on Mental Health. Khadine has experience working with diverse groups of clients across a broad spectrum of ages (16+) and challenges, including individuals who suffer from depression, anxiety, trauma, borderline personality disorder, grief and so on.
Khadine works from a client-centered, anti-oppressive approach, and strongly believes that you are the expert of your own life. As a result, you can expect collaboration and inclusion in the development of your treatment plan.
She is an integrative therapist who has a strong footing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Khadine uses CBT to help clients understand the connection between their thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and how to identify and change unhelpful thinking and behavioral patterns.
Understanding that clients are diverse and have unique needs, she also draws from additional therapeutic approaches such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma informed counselling and the incorporation of Spirituality (Christianity) for those who would like to incorporate faith as an important and valuable component to their care.
Based on your personal goals, Khadine is passionate about helping to provide you with tangible skills and strategies that could be used to help you successfully build self-confidence, manage unwanted behaviors and stress, regulate difficult emotions, tolerate, cope with and work through distress, and develop and maintain relationships that last.
Therapy doesn’t have to be scary, weird, or uncomfortable. Khadine is committed to providing a non-judgmental, caring and supportive space where you’re safe to be you.
Together, she can help you become the best version of yourself.
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Deirdre completed her undergraduate in Psychology from the University of Victoria in British Columbia before moving to Ontario where she obtained her Masters of Social Work from the University of Toronto. In addition to working with Wellnest, Deirdre works for the territorial health authority as a mental health clinician in Yellowknife, where she has had the honour of working with a diverse and resilient community. Deirdre values developing a strong therapeutic relationship, learning about her client’s strengths, and deeply listening to the changes her clients are wanting to see in their lives. She approaches her clients from an anti-oppressive and trauma informed lens. Deirdre has supported youth, young adults, and their families with various issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, stress, communication challenges, family reunification, and coping with transitions. Deirdre works collaboratively with clients to foster their resiliency through creatively integrating therapeutic techniques that address their needs. Deirdre has training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Brief solution Focused and Applied Mindfulness. In session, you can expect Deirdre to be attuned to your present emotional experience, listen to your story, and support you to build connections in your world. Deirdre is curious and invitational in her approach to asking questions, addresses clients concerns non-judgmentally and values client input.Deirdre provides intervention in English and has a good understanding of the French language. She is a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and the Ontario Association of Social Workers.
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Odil is a Registered Social Worker with over 15 years of combined clinical experience working with youth, adults and families in various hospital and community settings. Odil has a Masters Degree from University of Windsor as well as a Child and Youth Care degree from University of Ryerson. She also has completed additional training in DBT, and has a Addiction Care and Treatment Certificate from University of British Columbia. She has sound knowledge of emergency psychiatry, addiction issues, biopsychosocial assessments, crisis intervention, critical incident debriefings, treatment plans, and counselling, She specializes in a wide range of mood related disorders such as depression, seasonal affective disorder, relationship difficulties, substance abuse, and emotional distress. In addition, she is experienced in leading and facilitating a variety of groups such as DBT, ADBT, and Substance Misuse groups. For the past 6 years Odil has been working as a Crisis Intervention Specialist in the Emergency Department across York Region where she has served thousands of patients and their families. A critical part of her role is to provide comprehensive crisis assessments, interventions, and short-term counseling using a wide range of therapeutic modalities such as DBT, Mindfulness, CBT, and Solution Focused Therapy.
Her therapeutic approach is integrative and eclectic. She engages in a person-centered approach, drawing on concepts such as self-discovery, mindfulness, self-love, self-acceptance, and self-compassion. She experiences joy in guiding clients towards their unique path. She utilizes a wide range of techniques drawing from Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Narrative therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. She works in collaboration with individuals to recognize their strengths, develop healthy coping skills and create positive life changes in a safe and non-judgmental setting. Through this collaborative approach, she works to empower individuals to move forward in leading a more complete and fulfilling life.
Odil is a Registered Social Worker with over 15 years of combined clinical experience working wi... Read More
Andrea Seymore MSW, RSW
Andrea Seymore is a registered Social Worker who is passionate about working with individuals, children, youth and their families. She has over 15 years of experience as a Clinician with a focus on providing individual therapy to children and adolescents. Andrea has obtained a undergraduate degree in Social Work from York University and a Masters Degree in Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University specializing in Individual Family and Group therapy.
Andrea’s goal is to help clients discover their inner strengths and resilience in order to overcome challenges and develop personal growth. She utilizes an eclectic approach which focuses on being client centered and working from an anti-oppressive and trauma informed lens. Andrea aims to provide her clients with a compassionate, empathetic, safe and non-judgmental space where they can learn and gain greater insight about themselves.
Andrea has extensive experience supporting clients from diverse backgrounds who are experiencing concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma, stress management grief or self-esteem. She has also supported families in areas of custody and access issues, developing parenting plans and reunification challenges. Andrea has training in therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion Focused Family Therapy, brief solution focused, Motivational Interviewing and elements of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness.
Andrea looks forward to working closely with you on your personal journey toward emotional wellness.
Andrea Seymore is a registered Social Worker who is passionate about working with individuals, ch... Read More
RP, MS Clinical Psych, 10067
Mahnoor is a Registered Psychotherapist with College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology with an experience of 7 years providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families.
Mahnoor uses a person-centered, strengths-based, trauma-informed approach in her therapy to form a healthy relationship with the clients she works with. Mahnoor is also certified in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and applies techniques from Narrative Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and more. She strives to create a warm, empathetic, non-judgmental space for her clients to foster growth and independence.
Mahnoor has an extensive experience working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, OCD, self-esteem, domestic violence, relationship struggles and more.
Mahnoor is a Registered Psychotherapist with College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. S... Read More
We were never meant to do this alone. A therapeutic relationship can be a bridge back to yourself and a safe anchor in this world. Hala believes in therapy as a means to help you access and enhance the wisdom, resilience, and capacity to grow from adversity you already have in your possession.Hala provides individual psychotherapy to those with a variety of life experiences, including but not limited to: childhood trauma, intergenerational challenges, family and relationship challenges, identity and life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief and burnout. In her practice, Hala nurtures the mentality that everyone has unique sources of resilience and the ways to help them harness this resilience must be distinctive as well. She draws from trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, and strengths-based frameworks to develop a tailored approach that works for you.Over the past several years, Hala has worked in clinical outpatient hospital settings, community health centres and currently provides crisis-counselling to clients facing a wide range of concerns. In addition to her work as a therapist, Hala writes psychoeducational mental health content for Wellnest. Hala completed a specialist in Psychology and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Toronto. Hala provides faith-based therapy for clients who identify as Muslim and provides services in English, Hindi and Urdu. She is a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and the Ontario Association of Social Workers.
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Samiha Sharif (she/her) is a first-generation settler Bengali woman of colour who graduated from the University of Toronto Master of Social Work program with a specialization in health and mental health. Beyond this private practice, Samiha is currently the Manager, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, and volunteers as a Walk in Counsellor at the WoodGreen Walk in Clinic.
Previously Samiha has worked in clinical and community roles at universities, in an Inuit high school in Kuujjuaq, Nunavik, an Indigenous Student Centre at John Abbott College, at an elementary school for Deaf children, as a social worker at a paediatric disability hospital, and as a grief group facilitator. As a Diversity, and Inclusion Consultant, Samiha believes that all her work must begin with listening, proceeding with kindness, and be rooted in community-centred principles. Samiha aims to practice authenticity, consent, anti-oppression, and intersectional feminism in a trauma informed, accessible, and compassionate manner.
Having been in therapy herself the last seven years, Samiha believes that the therapeutic relationship is meant to be a safe space where one can explore their traumas, identities, family dynamics, lived experiences, mental health challenges, illness(es), systemic barriers, loss and grief, beliefs, and coping mechanisms amongst many other dynamics to set goals to become the best version of oneself. Working to acknowledge her privilege as a cisgender, heterosexual, able-bodied settler, it is important for Samiha to be an ally to Black, Indigenous, Queer, Non-Binary, Trans, and Disability communities. To make you feel seen and heard, Samiha hopes to listen to your needs, provide you with agency in this therapeutic process, and implement any feedback to create an authentic space. Reaching out for support can be challenging, and Samiha will meet you where you are with warmth. Samiha uses an integrative approach by using narrative therapy, emotion-focused therapy, and psychodynamic models, with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as an adjunct to therapy.
If you are interested in a free consultation, please share your pronouns if you feel comfortable, and let Samiha know if you have any accommodations needs when you choose to contact us.
She is a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.
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For the past 10 years Viviane has helped her clients to create a purposeful and meaningful life by identifying and changing maladaptive behaviors, self-defeating thinking patterns and ineffective emotional responses that prevent people from living the life they aspire and deserve. With a warm and approachable personality as well as a genuine curiosity, Viviane strives to establish trust with her clients by promoting a safe, anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, and non-judgmental space that fosters a positive therapeutic alliance. Viviane uses a client-centered and strength-based approach. She knows that it takes a lot of courage to seek help and she feels honoured to be part of her clients’ self-exploratory journey. Viviane believes that each person is the expert of their own life, and she eagerly supports her clients finding their own answers to their life problems. Viviane works collaboratively with clients to address issues such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, lack of self-esteem and self-confidence, problem gambling, borderline personality disorder, relationship challenges, life transitions, stress and burn out. In addition to a Maters degree in Social Work from Windsor University, Viviane completed training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. She has extensive experience working as a clinical Social Worker in a hospital setting. She is a member of the Ontario College of Social Worker and Social Service Workers and the Ontario Association of Social Workers. Viviane provides services in English and Portuguese.
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Alisha Simeron MSW, RSW
I provide therapy to individuals and families that are experiencing emotions which often feel like they’re taking control of their lives in finding their voice and regaining confidence. Feelings of depression and anxiety can quickly become overwhelming, along with the daily hustle and commotion that accompanies our lives. Worries, frustration, and motivation can become challenging to manage for individuals living with depression, anxiety, and high life stress.
I am trained to provide individuals with coping skills to effectively deal with their concerns as well as gaining insight into the cause of their problems. I utilize interpersonal, cognitive, and behavioural techniques to support individuals in learning to manage their worries, improve their mood, develop communication skills, and improve relationships.
My training from the University of Toronto, where I specialized in mental health has equipped me with the techniques to help you overcome your emotional and relationship concerns. I provide collaborative, compassionate care to a diverse clientele that is centered on helping you to achieve your goals. Call me for a free consult.
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Deciding to reach for support is a sign of personal strength and I have deep respect for you to have the courage to seek help. My approach is integrative and my scope of practice includes a range of different therapies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Psychodynamic. I am keen to refine a practice which is anti-oppressive, sex positive and rooted in harm reduction lens of work.
I am a Registered Social Worker, Registered Psychotherapist(Qualifying) and a good standing member with OCSWSSW. My work with clients often feels like a journey together. I take a proactive approach to foster self-compassion, acceptance, resilience and growth in each of my clients with their own innate sense of wellbeing.
My aim is to support you in unpacking whatever is weighing you down. We will unearth persistent behavior patterns that may be holding you back from a significant transformation. That being said, let’s heal your mind, body and soul together!
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Mr. Lloyd Twum-Siaw MSW, RSW
Lloyd completed his undergraduate degree in Criminology/Socio-legal Studies and Sociology and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Toronto, specializing in mental health. He has worked in outpatient, community agency settings that specialize in ensuring culturally safe and affirming practices. He has worked as a Children’s Mental Health Therapist at Yorktown Family Services as well as Native Child and Family Services and currently works as a Clinical Therapist in Hamilton.
Lloyd works in a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive and client-centered framework. With a strong understanding of the impact of systems on individuals, he works in a collaborative framework to promote healing, resilience and self-determination against barriers that make it difficult to achieve a good quality of life. He has extensive knowledge working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, concurrent disorders, borderline personality disorder, trauma and identity challenges.
Lloyd utilizes cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, brief-solutions focused therapy, psychodynamic therapy, attachment-style, couples and family work approaches when working with clients.
Lloyd was selected to attend The Center for Innovation in Child Maltreatment Policy, Research, and Training (CICM): LEAD: Leadership, Equity, and Diversity for Higher Education Predoctoral Summer Institute Conference which is a pre-doctoral research training institute at the Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis that focused on learning cutting-edge research on the child welfare systems in North America and ways to foster successful outcomes for children in later life
He is a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and of the Ontario Association of Social Workers
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