Life experiences can be challenging and may sometimes feel overwhelming. I can support you to feel safer in your relationships, environments, and body.
Within my practice, I use a collaborative, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive/racist approach when working with you. I believe trust and building rapport is essential through validating your experiences using warmth, understanding, and non-judgment.
I am a client-centered, strength-based, and culturally informed Registered Social Worker with over seven years of working in marginalized and vulnerable communities providing mental health, addictions, rehabilitation, crisis intervention, and community support.
I completed my Bachelor of Social Work at York University focusing on Community Development and Wellness using Anti-Oppressive Practice, and later obtained a Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto specializing in Children and their Families.
I have had various roles within the Mental Health sector, including Canadian Mental Health Association-Toronto, The Hospital for Sick Children, The City of Toronto, Woodgreen Community Services, and continue to be a part of community projects supporting healing and wellness within immigrant, Muslim and Black communities.
I have supported children, youth, families, couples, and individuals with various issues, such as depression, grief and loss, anxiety, life transitions, relationship challenges, religion and culture, educational support, stress/burnout and self-esteem. My practice is rooted in believing you are the expert in your life, and I am here to guide and support you with a compassionate ear.
I identify as a Muslim and I also provide faith-based therapy.
I am a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.
Please feel free to contact me to access brief and/or ongoing support.