Henna collaboratively obtained her Masters of Social Work and Masters in South Asian Studies from the University of Toronto. Henna is currently the sexual violence prevention & response coordinator for the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). She has extensive experience working with Muslim communities in both Canada and the USA, as well as Islamabad and Zanzibar.
For over a decade in the field, Henna has worked with children, youth and adults in community, legal, child protection, corporate and university settings. Her practice has evolved to focus on supporting survivors of violence along their healing journeys (including gender-based, domestic, intimate partner, sexual, family, community violence).
Henna takes an integrative approach that considers individual, family and community. As a first-generation Pakistani-Canadian, she provides the support that both bridges and illuminates the realities of intergenerational individuals/families and their struggles. Topics that are often taboo in racialized and faith-based communities are discussed freely in this space.
Henna believes in the resiliency of individuals. Her practice aims to highlight and guide that self-sufficiency through storytelling, mindfulness and the arts. The therapeutic approach Henna takes is always compassionate, client-centered, non-judgmental, anti-oppressive and anti-racist. Please share any accessibility needs and/or your preferred pronouns when emailing her.
Henna is not currently accepting couples or families as clients.
Henna is a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.