Hi there! My name is Sana (Sun-Uh) and I use she/her/hers pronouns. I’m a Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist located in Toronto, Ontario. I identify as a Pakistani-Canadian, able-bodied, cis woman.
My first-hand experience with therapy started when I was a client. I encountered significant barriers with my first therapist, having to over-explain my racialized identity and family dynamics to them. I remember feeling uncomfortable and misunderstood by my therapist, which prevented a meaningful connection from developing. From then on, my mission has been to improve the therapeutic experience for South Asian folks and to ensure that they feel safe, validated, and empowered.
I have extensive lived and professional experience in supporting clients with anxiety, depression, family conflict, self-esteem, and other life stressors. I like to provide emotional space, humour, and ask reflective questions that will get your brain working a little harder. Clients often say to me: “Wow, that is a good question! Let me think about this for a minute.”
My philosophy about therapy is that you are always in the driver’s seat while I am in the passenger seat. You are the expert of your own life, but you may need some extra help to get to your destination. I will support you by offering new therapeutic perspectives, coping strategies, and empathy along the way.
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