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.
“Your strengths, including all of the ways you have learned to survive, will be the foundation of our work together.”
I believe that our personal struggles are deeply tied to historical and systemic ones. Rather than
“fixing” behaviours, I support clients in depathologizing and contextualizing their struggles as a
way to move toward increased awareness, understanding, and compassion.
My training in EMDR therapy provides tools for supporting clients in processing acute and/or
complex and developmental trauma. I also draw from attachment-based, somatic, parts work, and
narrative therapy approaches. Our work together will involve learning about and working with
the nervous system in order to come into a safer and more responsive relationship to sensations,
impulses, emotions, thoughts, and beliefs.
I also support folks experiencing food, body, and self image struggles through trauma informed,
harm reductionist, fat positive, anti diet frameworks. More and more I support those navigating
non-monogamy, as well as those exploring gender identity and transition.
I take a compassionate, playful, and collaborative approach that centers safety, connection,
respect, and choice. 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 anti-
racist, anti-capitalist, decolonial, disability justice, sex positive, and body liberationist principles.