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I am a Registered Psychotherapist in Ottawa. I have been practicing psychotherapy in private practice and social service agencies since 2012. I lectured as a seasonal professor at Algonquin College in the Trauma and Addiction Certificate Program from 2013 to 2015. I provide individual, relationship and sex therapy in English, Arabic and Armenian for adults 18+.
I completed my master’s degree in Educational Counselling from the University of Ottawa in 2011. I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO#001132). Also, I am a Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA#5875). Currently, I have a full-time private practice in Ottawa. My clinical training is focused on sexuality, gender identity and trauma.
Over the years, I have developed expertise in refugee mental health. I have co-published in a peer-reviewed journal(s) and contributed chapter(s) related to counselling, coming out, and trauma with LGBTQ+ refugees and newcomers to Canada.
I am the recipient of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association’s 2017 Humanitarian Award for my contributions to the wellbeing of LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers to Canada.
I have an international affiliate membership with Division 56, Trauma Psychology, the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Global Institute of Forensic Research.
I have presented numerous workshops and provided workshops nationally and internationally about the mental health of LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers in Canada.
I have attended multiple training opportunities related to sexuality, gender identity and trauma. I also received trainings in conducting refugee forensic assessments for immigration courts, which were offered through Division 56, Trauma Psychology, the American Psychological Association, and Physicians for Human Rights. I am a designated asylum evaluator with the network of Physicians For Human Rights (PHR).
I am trained to provide Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) for PTSD, Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, and Experiential Therapy.
Master of Educational Counselling- University of Ottawa
College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association