"Be gentle with yourself, you are doing the best you can"
Founder and Director
Together we will develop a confidential relationship in which you can feel safe, heard and understood, where you can share your concerns and challenges, see them more clearly and develop better ways of coping with them.
A bit about myself, I moved to Canada when I was ten years old. I am the eldest of four siblings. I have struggled with balancing dual cultural values (Canadian and Pakistani), which sometimes resulted in conflicts with my parents and led to experiencing anxiety and perfectionism. However, I have learned to balance and embrace both cultures' values with time and have been managing my struggles with anxiety. I have always been passionate about spreading mental health awareness, especially within ethnic minority communities. I completed my bachelor’s in psychology from York University and then pursued my master’s degree in clinical social work at the University of Toronto, specialized in mental health and health. Currently, I am completing my doctorate in Clinical Psychology at King’s College London University. When I am not working, I love spending time with family and friends. I enjoy blogging about mental health, reading a good book, hiking especially during the fall season and binge-watching Netflix. I also love travelling, which is my self-care.
I believe in a holistic and an anti-oppressive approach, considering biopsychosocial factors rather than just focusing on mental health disorder symptoms.
Anxiety-related disorders including OCD
Work or school related stress
Life adjustment issues
Transitioning difficulties for new immigrants
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Family-Based Treatment for Eating Disorders
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy
Systemic Family Therapy
Qualification, Training and Membership:
BA (Hons) in Psychology
Master’s in Clinical Social Work
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (in progress)
Member of The British Psychological Society
Member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
Member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers