I am a Registered Psychotherapist, with two Master’s degrees in Psychology and Community Psychology Feminist Stream. I am a member of OACCPP and a registered Hypnotherapist with the National Guild of Hypnotists (USA), trained in Clinical Hypnotherapy and a trained Clinical Traumatologist. I have over three decades of providing psychotherapy, clinical and consulting services, and have taught in the postsecondary college sector. In addition to my services at The Wellness Place, I work as a Human Rights, Equity and Diversity Advisor at Humber College and as a Clinical Supervisor for Oasis Centre des Femmes.
My professional approach:
I have worked and practised in the area of trauma repair and transformation work from “injury to healing and empowerment” for over 30 years. I use various modalities including but not limited to trauma therapy, feminist counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, grief counselling, emotional freedom technique (EFT), mindfulness and yogic breathing, hypnotherapy and other modalities integrating Eastern and Western interventions. The uniqueness of my approach integrates the person “in all of who they are” and an analysis of power, privilege and oppression integral to the clients’ issues, including the therapeutic context and process. I believe that my role as therapist is to bear “witness” to the injuries of clients and facilitate a process of transformation from injury to recovery with the utmost compassion and kindness.
My services have a special focus of working with individuals experiencing trauma, including PTSD, integrating issues of equity, diversity and inclusion. Some key areas that I provide psychotherapy in are:
- Violence against women – domestic violence, intimate relational violence, and all forms of violence
- Sexual violence – early childhood, adult and recent sexual assault, trafficking, especially sexual trafficking/slavery
- Victims of violent crimes – homicide, war crimes, etc.
- Workplace violence including sexual harassment
- Harassment and discrimination in the workplace (Human Rights Code ground/s related and/or Personal/psychological harassment related to Occupational Health and Safety Act)
- Motor vehicle accidents-related trauma – especially complex trauma resulting from Traumatic Brain injury, loss of limbs, etc.
- Difficulties in all forms of relationships, including LGBTQ
- Issues of coming out and transgender issues
- Mental health/mental Illness such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorder including phobias, adjustment disorder, depression, concurrent disorders, eating disorders
- Lack of agency including lack of self-esteem and assertiveness
- Chronic pain and sleep management
- Loss and grief
- Chronic and/or terminal illnesses
- Training and skills development including lay legal literacy
Adolescents, adults, seniors, couples, families from racially and culturally diverse backgrounds from different intersecting populations/communities such as immigrants, refugees, LGBTQ, persons with disabilities and related population issues
I provide all my services in English, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi.
My hours of operation:
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m