About me

Welcome to my multicultural and diverse practice. I am a 2nd generation immigrant, mixed-race (South Asian & European) woman, multicultural and integrative therapist, neuroscientist and a Phd student in Psychiatry in Quebec. For over a decade, I conducted research and acted as mental health counselor in many different settings including psychiatric hospitals, university mental health clinics, NGOs & crisis intervention settings. I developed a unique understanding on how different cultures experience mental health issues through personal and professional experience. I am a specialist in multicultural therapy, a Canadian Certified Counselor and qualifying as a registered psychotherapist in private practice in QC.

Since mental health is still stigmatized cross-culturally, an integrated, open, empathetic and collaborative therapeutic approach can support difficulties during personal challenges and development. Using a bio-psycho-socio-cultural approach to understanding others, I have a compassionate commitment to humans, beyond their suffering and disease, and towards their resiliency.

I use evidence-based approaches tailored to the individual to help develop introspection, remodel cognitive, emotional and behavioral networks, alleviate pain and suffering & develop autonomy, acceptance and determination. Some of these include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Psychodynamic, Systemic, Humanistic, Person-centered, and Attachment Therapy. In addition, I also include Mind-Body techniques such as mindfulness, meditation, somatic therapy, as well as expressive creative arts.

Challenges in life development that are usually explored are: stress, identity, academics, careers, family, generational issues, interpersonal relationships, trauma, divorce, health, parenting, caregiving etc.

My practice is trauma-informed which means providing a safe, collaborative, non-judgmental, transparent and empowering environment. Any adverse event or relation during child or adult development can lead to negative thoughts/feelings.

‘Trauma is not what happens to you; trauma is what happens inside you as a result of what happens to you’- Dr. Gabor Mate

I offer tele-counselling services across Canada to allow for accessible diverse therapy for individuals that are having challenges with their cultural environment: from family dynamics, social norms to intergenerational trauma.

 

Qualifications & Practice Details

License Number: 10002296

License Province/Territory: British Columbia

Years in Practice: 5

Additional Credentials:

Membership

Member and Certified with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)

Registered Psychotherapy Intern with the Order of Psychologists of Quebec (OPQ)

Education

MA Counselling Psychology from McGill University (2017)

MSc Integrated Program in Neuroscience from McGill University (2015)

MA Experimental Psychology from Concordia University (2008)

 

Insurance Plans: Please review personal coverage for Canadian Certified Counselor from the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Languages
English
Types of Clients
Young People
Adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Session Types
Online
Specialities
  • Women's Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Guidance
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Generational Issues
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Multicultural Issues
  • Obesity and food related issues
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum Issues
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual harassment, assault and abuse
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Weight Loss
  • Sexuality

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