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


For the time being, we will be conducting appointments exclusively through virtual means.

Thank you for your understanding.

Experience You Can Count On


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.


Professional Work

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 more experience 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.

Therapeutic approaches
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.


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