Student Therapist, MSW (candidate)
Master of Social Work Candidate
AREAS OF FOCUS
- 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth & Adults
- Exploring Intersectional Identities
- Impacts of Oppression & Trauma on Mental Health
I am a non-binary, Muslim immigrant-settler on Turtle Island. I am currently pursuing my Master of Social Work degree at Wilfrid Laurier University. I also hold an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and Buddhism Psychology from the University of Toronto. I have worked primarily with racialized and 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, as well as within Equity, Diversity and Inclusion education and research.
“I believe in creating safe, comfortable and accessible spaces where we can bring our authentic selves, feel all the feels and foster love and compassion for ourselves and our communities.”
I approach my therapeutic practice with the understanding that we are all experts of our own lives; and that our intersecting identities often shape how we perceive and interact with the world. My professional and personal practice is rooted in anti-oppression, anti-racist, anti-colonial, disability justice, body positive and sex-kink-polyam positive frameworks. My therapeutic approach draws from empowerment, strengths-based, trauma-informed and mindfulness based techniques.
I may be a great fit for you if you need support managing stress, anxiety and/or depression related
symptoms. Additionally, I am interested in exploring the impact of immigration on queer and trans
identities, unpacking intergenerational trauma and navigating cultural barriers as BIPOC and 2SLGBTQ+
individuals, within our communities of belonging.
As a neurodivergent individual, I recognize that not all therapeutic modalities are one-size-fits-all models. Therefore, I hope to create a non-judgmental and safe space where we can discuss your expectations, needs, goals, and adjust accordingly. I strongly believe in the power of community and collective liberation, and that much of our healing and growth comes from collaborative experiences.
I look forward to connecting with you!