Now providing virtual sessions all over Ontario
Are you experiencing Anxiety, depression, stress, ptsd or chronic pain related symptoms? I can help you to overcome this as a psychotherapist in Kanata. Helping peoples live their fullest life with enjoyment and coping with mental health related issues. I’m offering various types of services and therapies to help you to live the happiest life. I’m offering services such as individual therapy, trauma & ptsd therapy, gender & sexuality therapy and relationship therapy.
In our psychotherapy services, these things will be included to offer awesome experience throughout the session and get better results out of it:
I provide PTSD (Post-Horrific Stress Disorder) treatment and trauma therapy to those who have gone through traumatic experiences in their lives but have struggled to move past them for an extended length of time.Your traumatic experiences will be processed through this therapy, which will also help you feel less depressed, anxious, stressed, and other symptoms.We will be incorporating various techniques such as exposure therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and EMDR.
Relationship and sex therapy aims to increase intimacy, communication, and overall relationship pleasure.Addressing problems with communication, intimacy, dysfunctional sexual behaviour, and interpersonal conflict may be necessary.Specific sexual issues including poor libido, pain during sexual activity, and problems with sexual expression may also be addressed in therapy.
Sexuality and gender therapy is focused on helping individuals explore and understand their gender identity and sexual orientation. The objective of sexuality and gender therapy is to provide a safe and supportive space for individuals to express their gender identity and sexual orientation and to work through any related challenges or conflicts.
Individual therapy aka individual counselling or psychotherapy, This involves one-on-one sessions between a client and a therapist. In individual therapy, we will help you to address personal challenges, emotional difficulties, and mental health issues. This will includes exploring thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and past experiences to gain insight and develop effective coping strategies.
I use evidence-based techniques and interventions to help you feel better and attain your goals. These may include trauma-informed and focused therapies, Experiential Therapies, Emotional and Cognitive Therapies. Most importantly, together will choose an approach to treatment based on your individual needs and goals.
We are offering various range of services such as:
Many psychotherapists accept insurance to provide services. You can confirm these things with your therapist whether they accept health insurance to provide their services or not.
For the time being, we will be conducting appointments exclusively through virtual means.
Thank you for your understanding.
I am an Ottawa-based Registered Psychotherapist and have a full-time private practice. In the past, I worked in social service agencies for many years. I offer individual, relationship, and sex therapy in English, Arabic, and Armenian to adults 18+, and I do not work with minors.
In 2011, I earned a master’s degree in Counselling from the University of Ottawa. I am a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario (CRPO#001132) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. In addition, I am a Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA#3058). My clinical training focuses on relationship and sex therapy and trauma/PTSD. Since 2013, I have been at Algonquin College as a seasonal professor, teaching courses in mental health and addiction.
I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to publish peer-reviewed articles and contribute chapters concerning Counselling, coming out, and trauma related explicitly to LGBTQ+ refugees and newcomers to Canada. I have presented numerous workshops and continue to offer trainings nationally and internationally on the mental health of LGBTQI+ and SOGIE refugees and asylum seekers.
In 2020, I launched my online learning platform to offer courses to clinicians who work with the refugee population. Learn more about my elearning platform at www.mnelearning.ca
Early in my professional career, I specialized in individual therapy and served clients with depression, anxiety, PTSD and grief. Since then, I have taken my clinical work to a higher level and gained expertise in four areas: PTSD and Trauma, Sexuality and Gender Identity, Sex and Relationship Therapy, and Refugee mental health issues. I have received various trainings in these areas since choosing to specialize. As an example, I received training from Division 56, Trauma Psychology, Physicians for Human Rights, and the Global Institute of Forensic Research in writing immigration evaluations for immigration courts. Furthermore, I have completed multiple trainings in trauma/PTSD therapy and relationship therapy (Poly. Kink). I have participated in numerous training opportunities in the field of sex therapy, sexuality, and gender identity.
I am a LGBTQI+/poly/kink/CNM supportive and informed therapist.
In addition to Narrative Exposure Therapy for PTSD (NET), I have also been trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD and Experiential Therapy and Focusing. I integrate social justice and rights-based principles into my work as a trauma-informed therapist.
In recognition of my dedication to helping LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers in Canada, I received the 2017 Humanitarian Award from the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).
AffiliationsI have an international affiliate membership with Division 56, Trauma Psychology, the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Global Institute of Forensic Research.