Roza Nozari, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker
Roza is a queer Muslim femme and settler of colour with roots in feminist organizing and community-based healing practices. She is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW), and a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). Her educational background includes a Masters in Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Masters of Arts in English Literature from the University of British Columbia.
Roza provides individual psychotherapy and counselling to teens and adults. She describes her psychotherapeutic practice as integrative, holistic and embodied. Her practice is informed by her ever-deepening understandings of anti-oppression, anti-racism, intersectional feminism and de-colonization. She draws from neuro-biological and body-based approaches to trauma and stress, mindfulness-based approaches, traditional talk therapies, and systemic analyses. Depending on the interests of clients, she also offers movement and arts-based approaches, as well as cultural and spiritual healing practices.
Roza believes that each person is worthy of living a life that feels expansive, meaningful and loving. She works collaboratively with clients to explore and process past and current lived experiences, including: early childhood and attachment trauma; relationship challenges; grief and loss; cultural, racial, and intergenerational trauma; interpersonal violence; major life transitions; and, anxiety and stress. Grounded in compassion and humility, she aims to co-create a safe, soft landing for self-exploration and healing.