About me

Do you feel stuck and disconnected? I support individuals, couples, and groups in addressing their well-being and feel more connected. With empathy, compassion, and deep understanding, I hope to create a safe, warm, and non-judgmental environment where you feel comfortable to explore your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. As we are all social animals who need to be seen and heard in our relationships; we can only feel complete when we have authentic connections.

I grew up in Vancouver, BC and I am a Canadian woman of South Asian descent. Bollywood movies and listening to Hindi music with my parents was the norm in my home so I am able to understand Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu and I am fluent in speaking Gujarati.

My family and I arrived in Canada as immigrants and struggled with trauma and racism along with adapting to a new way of life. I grew up feeling invisible and inadequate, struggling with anxiety and low mood, which tainted my relationships. It took volunteering and self-reflection to recognize my own worth and seek help. It was a journey of healing for me too, as I confronted my insecurities and found connection and purpose and my dedication in serving. I am grateful for discovering my voice, the gifts I possess, and experiencing incredible personal growth through my learning. My journey has shown me that I have a lot to offer to the world and am enough just the way I am. It has been difficult for me as well to be vulnerable, and to reveal this to the world, I know the importance of celebrating my imperfections and ‘the messes’ that make me who I am. I’m hopeful that this will inspire you to taking the next step to living your best life.

I practice from a client-centered approach embedded with transpersonal and somatic therapy techniques to support you in feeling more connected to your mind and body. My focus is on individual and family relationships, anti-oppression, intergenerational and racial trauma, limiting self beliefs, anxiety, feminist perspectives, and mental health and substance use disorders.

I know that coming to therapy can be terrifying. I honor you in taking this brave step for yourself. I am dedicated to being truthful with you and work with you at your pace with care, compassion, and gentleness. I will offer you counselling that will support you in your growth and what works best for you.
I invite you to reach out and schedule an introductory consultation session (its FREE!). Together, we can unlock your true potential and create positive change. Remember, you don’t have to face life’s challenges alone. Let’s walk this path together and empower you to create the life you deserve.

Qualifications & Practice Details

License Number: 3255

License Province/Territory: British Columbia

Date License Granted: October 3, 2023

Years in Practice: 1

Additional Credentials:

Transpersonal Counselling Diploma, Clearmind International Institute 2023
Member of The Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada (ACCT)
Contract Trainer and Facilitator, Canadian Mental Health Association, BC 2019-Present
Living Life to The Full Instructor (Adult & Youth)  2022-Present
Mental Health First Aid Instructor (Adult and Supporting Youth) 2017-Present
Various training in Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
Trauma Informed Practice Training: Foundations, July 2023
Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy Certificate, February 2024
Somatic Experiencing Professional Training Program, Commencing in 2024

Insurance Plans: Canada: Most Extended Health Care Plans accepted (ClaimSecure, Equitable Life of Canada, Green Shield Canada, Manulife, Pacific Blue Cross)

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Languages
Gujrati
English
Types of Clients
Young People
Adults
Couples
Session Types
In Person
Online
Phone
Specialities

Anxiety
Depression
Burn-Out
Somatic Bodywork and Therapy
Breathwork
Mindfulness
Body Image
Cultural Sensitivities
Suicide and Crisis Intervention
Grief and Loss Counselling
Anger Management
Co-dependency
Racial Trauma
Trauma and PTSD
Intergenerational Trauma
Family Systems
Family Conflict
Parenting Struggles
Relationship / Marriage / Couples Counselling
Sexual Abuse / Rape
Self-Esteem and Confidence Issues
Career and Life Transitions
Spiritual Crisis and Awakening
Transpersonal Therapy
Walk and Talk Therapy Options

*Low fee options and sliding scale available.*