Registered Social Worker
AREAS OF FOCUS
- 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth
- Exploring Neurodivergent Identities
- Impact of Oppression & Trauma on Mental Health
I am a non-binary, queer, Muslim immigrant-settler located on the unceded territories of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinabek, and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations. I completed 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, and also as an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion educator and researcher.
“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.
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!