Nafilia has a Master’s degree from the University of Toronto in Social Work, with a specialization in Children and Families. Over the last several years, she has worked with clients from diverse backgrounds. She has extensive experience working with people who are survivors of abuse and living with addictions and mental health challenges such as anxiety and depression. Nafilia is formally trained in various therapeutic models and draws on these to develop a tailored approach for her clients. Every individual is unique and deserves a space to be seen as such.
Nafilia has a profound respect for the therapeutic process. Her culturally sensitive, non-judgemental, and compassionate practice approach acknowledges that every human being has a story, some parts painful, and other parts hopeful. Nafilia hopes to draw on this to help you discover your existing resilience, strength, and ability to cope through the hard times.
Nafilia’s commitment to working from an Anti-Oppressive/Anti-Racist lens lends her the ability to see how intersectionality shapes one’s experiences. Her work with clients acknowledges the impact of systems and discrimination and how those complex layers can potentially amplify certain responses to trauma. In your time with Nafilia, she will honour your life experiences, help you tap into your feelings, and assist you gently in discovering what is hindering you from feeling self-assured and fulfilled. Sometimes we all need a lift in developing the muscle of self-discovery. Nafilia will reflect, amplify, and explore areas of discomfort; help develop a sense of inner peace, and assist in searching for the wisdom in your experiences.
Nafilia provides services in English, Kutchi and Spanish.
Nafilia is a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.