About me

**Accepting clients in ON and AB!** Life can be challenging at times and you may be seeking therapy to help you process it all or figure out your next steps. You may be struggling in your relationships with your parents, partner, or other important people in your life in terms of managing their expectations of you as well as dealing with feelings of anxiety, guilt, shame, and other complex emotions. Finding a balance between what to stand up for and what to let go of is difficult. You may also be reflecting on your childhood experiences and how they have impacted you in the present day, as well as trying to make changes to rewrite your future.

You could be trying to find your voice, build your confidence, become more independent, and set boundaries so that you can live your life based on your own values and needs and what is important to you. Exploring new experiences, behaviours, and habits scare you but you know deep down that these changes can have a positive effect on your life and you might need some support from a therapist to get there.

If this resonates with you and the level of support are looking for, then my online therapy services may be helpful for you. The clients that reach out to me most often are South Asian millennial adults (20s-40s) who would like some support in learning how to prioritize and take care of themselves when they are so used to being of service to others.

I am a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and the Alberta College of Social Workers and offer virtual therapy services to Ontario and Alberta residents. In addition, I am registered as a Certified Solution Focused Therapist (CSFT) with the Canadian Council of Professional Certification (CCPC) Global Inc.

I have an Honours Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Masters of Social Work degree and have completed professional training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution-Focused Counselling, Mindfulness, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I offer online therapy for individuals and solution-focused brief therapy.

I help clients cope with their challenges, create a plan to problem-solve around barriers, and build the life they want to create for themselves.

Check out my blog posts for more tips around the intersection of South Asian culture and mental health: https://www.imeaningful.com/blog/categories/south-asian-mental-health

Please connect with me via my website at https://www.imeaningful.com/ to book a free 15 minute phone consultation so we can see if we are a good fit. It would be an honour to support you in your journey!

Qualifications & Practice Details

License Number: 816800 (Ontario), 16917 (Alberta)

License Province/Territory: Ontario and Alberta

Years in Practice: 15

Additional Credentials:

Certified Solution Focused Therapist- certified via the Canadian Council of Professional Certification

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy- Advanced Certificate through Hincks Dellcrest Institute (now known as Sick Kids Centre for Community Mental Health)

Applied Specialization in Mindfulness Meditation certificate program- completed through the University of Toronto

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy- completed a 6 week online course via Psychwire taught by Russ Harris

 

 

Insurance Plans: Canada

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Languages
English
Types of Clients
Adults
Older Adults
Session Types
Online
Phone
Specialities

Anxiety

Aging Process

Bereavement

Burnout

Cancer

Career Goals/Changes

Caregiver Stress

Chronic Illness

Chronic Pain

Coping Skills

Cultural, Ethnic, and Racial Identity

Disability

Divorce

Elder Care

Grief and Loss

Healthy Habits

Major Life Transitions

Perfectionism

Physical Disability

Relationships

School Issues

Self-Esteem

Self-Image

Spinal Cord Injury

Stress

Women's Issues

Work Issues