I am a queer mixed Arab Palestinian Canadian with Muslim and Jewish roots. I obtained my MSW from Wilfrid Laurier University and hold a BA in Gender Studies and Critical Disability Studies. I am a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.
“Everything you need is already within you– your strengths will be the foundation of our work together.”
I believe that our personal struggles are deeply tied to our political ones, and that curiosity, understanding, and compassion are powerful pathways to healing. Rather than ‘fixing’ behaviours, I support clients in contextualizing their struggles using their past and the greater social context.
I work with folks struggling with disordered eating, body image, and self image to improve their relationship to food, their body, and themselves. I take a fat positive, anti-diet, harm reduction approach, and embrace my own experience with recovery as providing immense value to this work. I also have experience working with anxiety, depression, and complex and developmental trauma, including those diagnosed with BPD, C-PTSD, or who have experienced narcissism or emotional neglect.
Using a client-centred, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, and cultural humility framework, I draw on attachment and polyvagal theories, inner child work, EFT, DBT, and art-based approaches. I love working with teens and younger adults and look forward to connecting with you!