About me

Every person is so unique and beautifully complex, and that is what makes my work enjoyable and enriching. Nobody is fully defined by their mental health condition, problems, or their past, but instead all of these factors, combined with myriad others, makes a person who they are- both the positives and the negatives. My aim in therapy is to first get to know who you are, including your strengths and vulnerabilities, and then we can work together to see how you might improve your mental health and function more optimally, to live more meaningfully and positively.

I take a person-centered approach, creating a compassionate, safe and judgment-free environment, in which we can work together to explore your struggles, issues, experiences and relationships and then strive towards improved outcomes. I draw from a number of modalities and customize my interventions to suit each individual client. I value people from all cultures/ethnicities/religions and all gender and sexual identities, and I love to learn more from individuals about certain populations I don’t currently know as much about. I believe in empowering the client as much as possible to be the driver in their own life journey and I strive towards anti-oppressive practice.

While my therapy background has centered mostly around children and teenagers, I also see young adults and families. With younger children I generally utilize play therapy and art therapy, and my background includes work with children in Foster Care with complex trauma,  attachment issues, and symptoms of PTSD. With teenagers and young adults, I most commonly deal with themes of family relationships and history, peer and romantic relationships, self-identity and self-esteem. Through my own personal experiences having Punjabi Sikh immigrant parents, I can also strongly relate with issues commonly faced by second-generation children of South Asian immigrants, victims of racial bullying and racial discrimination, and family conflicts tied to cultural tension.

I also have both personal and work experience with neurodivergence, particularly ADD/ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as with Anxiety and Depression. I believe it is especially important to begin therapy for youth showing signs of these conditions, as early intervention tends to be more effective, but also because it is important to help children and teens understand why they might think and act differently from others to help prevent these differences from negatively impacting their self-esteem and sense of identity.

Qualifications & Practice Details

License Number: 851307

License Province/Territory: Ontario

Additional Credentials:

License: New York State LMSW

119002-01 / 2023

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Languages
Other

Spanish

Types of Clients
Children
Young People
Adults
Families
Session Types
In Person
Online
Specialities

Child (ages 5+)

Teens and Young Adults

Children in Foster Care or Adoptive Families

Trauma and PTSD

ADHD/ADD
Autism
Developmental Disorders

Anxiety
Depression

Family Conflict
Family Therapy