I am a queer mixed Arab Palestinian and white settler 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 primarily work with folks struggling in their relationships to food and their bodies, as well as those navigating experiences of anxiety, complex and developmental trauma (including those who identify with or have been given the diagnosis of BPD), relationship issues, as well as folks exploring their relationship to gender identity and/or sexuality.
I am deeply committed to abolition and liberation, and I aim to ground all of my work in anti-oppressive and transformative justice politics, including but not limited to trauma-centred, anti-racist, anti-capitalist, decolonial, disability justice, fat positive, anti-diet, body liberation, harm reduction, and sex/polyam positive frameworks. I primarily use a narrative therapy approach while also drawing from somatics, attachment theory, and polyvagal theory. I also embrace my own lived experience as providing immense value to this work.
I look forward to working with you!