Training & Workshops

Training & Workshops

Now providing virtual sessions all over Ontario

My trauma-informed training and workshops bring over a decade’s worth of experience into every session. Since 2011, I have been running workshops for organizations nationally and internationally.

My training is focused on helping groups and organizations build capacity, skills, knowledge, and confidence in order to cope with change more effectively. With expertise in refugee mental health, cultural humility, sexuality, sex therapy, gender identity, and trauma, my workshops help to bring strength from vulnerabilities.

Why choose Mego?

I am a Psychotherapist based in Ottawa, registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I am also a Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. I also bring my personal experiences and insight into every session, helping to make a difference in how information is presented.

All of my therapeutic work and workshops integrate a social justice lens. Through this lens, my goal is to provide a safe, nurturing space to help participants deal with trauma across every spectrum.

My training approach

Besides being an experiential therapist, I am also an experiential trainer.

Workshops are collaborative and interactive. During each session, I pay close attention to attendee experiences as I reflect and present information, whether those experiences are emotional, physical or reflective. These experiences are gently and safely highlighted, allowing enhanced learning in every session.


Mego workshops

My workshops cover a range of experiences, including the following:

Customized workshops are also available. Workshops are offered online and in person. Fees will vary according to the length of each workshop, please contact me for fees. A selection of payment options is available.

Past workshops have included the following:
Find out more about some of my previous workshops to see how I have helped organizations around the globe.

Getting started

To begin planning for your workshop, contact me. Once this has been done, here is what to expect.



Meetings and brainstorming



Putting together a proposal



Creating training modules and content

Find out more about some of my previous workshops to see how I have helped organizations around the globe.

If you are a clinician and work with refugees, visit my online learning platform to access e-courses at

I also offer case consultations to mental health practitioners working with refugees. Reach out to me if you would like to consult with me at


Experience You Can Count On


I am an Ottawa-based Registered Psychotherapist. I 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+. 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). The focus of my clinical training is on sexuality, sex therapy, and trauma/PTSD. Since 2013, I have been teaching at Algonquin College as a seasonal professor. I teach courses in mental health and addiction.

I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to publish in peer-reviewed articles and contributed chapters concerning counselling, coming out, and trauma specifically related to LGBTQ+ refugees and newcomers to Canada. I have presented numerous workshops and continue to present 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

Professional expertiseThrough the years, I have gained expertise in the field of mental health of refugees. I also have had trainings in trauma/PTSD therapy, relationship (Poly. Kink), sexuality, and sex therapy. I have participated in numerous training opportunities related to sex therapy, sexuality, gender identity, and trauma. I have also received training in conducting mental health assessments for refugees in the context of immigration courts through Division 56, Trauma Psychology, and Physicians for Human Rights, and the Global Institute of Forensic Research.I am LGBTQI+/poly/kink/CNM supportive therapist.Therapeutic approachesIn addition to Narrative Exposure Therapy for PTSD (NET), I have also 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.

AwardsIn 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.


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