Directory of BIPOC Therapists

Avni Jain

Registered Psychotherapist, M.Ed, RP

Qualifications:

Years in Practice: 7 years
Licence: CRPO #004387
School: University of Ottawa
Year Graduated: 2014

Areas Of Practice:

Complex trauma, mood disorders, substance abuse, Interpersonal relationship, Anxiety, Depression, emotional regulation, compassion fatigue and burnout, LGBT2SQ and gender affirming care

Accepting New Clients:

Yes

Population Seen:

16+

Working Language:

English

Other Language(s):

Hindi

Phone Number:

Email:

Chantal Gray

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW

Qualifications:

Years in Practice: 4 Years
Licence: Ontario / OCSWSSW830141
School: Ryerson University
Year Graduated: 2017

Areas Of Practice:

Anxiety, depression, self-esteem, stress, trauma, CBT

Accepting New Clients:

Yes

Population Seen:

Working Language:

English

Other Language(s):

Phone Number:

(647) 560-3226

Mego Nerse

Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, CCC, RP

Qualifications:

Years in Practice: 10 Years
Licence: Ontario / 001132
School: University of Ottawa
Year Graduated: 2011

Areas Of Practice:

N/A

Accepting New Clients:

Yes

Population Seen:

Working Language:

English

Other Language(s):

Arabic and Armenian

Phone Number:

(613) 266-6203

Nicole D'Souza

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, BSW

Qualifications:

Years in Practice: 10 Years
Licence: Ontario / 001132
School: University of Ottawa
Year Graduated: 2011

Areas Of Practice:

Relationship issues, Anxiety, Depression

Accepting New Clients:

Yes

Population Seen:

Adults

Working Language:

English

Other Language(s):

French and Creole

Phone Number:

(647) 243-4235

Rania Oustad

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP(Q)

Qualifications:

Years in Practice: 3 years
Licence: Ontario / 008782
School: Saint Paul University
Year Graduated: 2019

Areas Of Practice:

Individual Counselling, Family Counselling and Couples/Marriage Therapy

Accepting New Clients:

Yes

Population Seen:

Individuals (16 and older), couples and families.

Working Language:

English

Other Language(s):

Phone Number:

(613) 417-7741

Sandeep Kaur Marwaha

Occupational Therapist, MSc OT, OT Reg, (Ont)

Qualifications:

Years in practice:
Licence: Ontario / OCSWSSW # 836531
School: University of Toronto & University of Windsor
Year Graduated: 2013 & 2020

Areas Of Practice:

Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Life Transitions, Grief, Perinatal Mental Health

Accepting New Clients:

Yes

Population Seen:

Young Adults, Adults, New parents, Parents with young children

Working Language:

English

Other Language(s):

Punjabi

Website:

Phone Number:

Shamira Drice

Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP

Qualifications:

Years in Practice: 6 years
Licence: CRPO #007585
School: Saint Paul University
Year Graduated: 2017

Areas Of Practice:

Trauma, Anxiety Disorders, Depression

Accepting New Clients:

Yes

Population Seen:

Adults (18+)

Working Language:

English

Other Language(s):

Website:

Phone Number:

(343) 700-6105

Ravin Aulak

Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

Qualifications:

Years in Practice: 13 Years
Licence: British Columbia / 12132
School: Marymount University
Year Graduated: 2008 Trained in Emotion-Focused (EFT) & Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT); as well as Lifespan Integration Level 2

Areas Of Practice:

Anxiety & Depression, PTSD & Trauma, Eating disorders, disordered eating &/or body image, Relationships
,Parenting & Caregiving, Adult children of immigrant parents, Burnout, Grief & loss

Accepting New Clients:

Yes

Population Seen:

Adults, couples, teens

Working Language:

English

Other Language(s):

Punjabi

Website:

Phone Number:

(778) 995-9525

Annu Gill

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, RCC

Qualifications:

Years in Practice: 23 Years
Licence: British Columbia / 08891
School: University of British Columbia (MSW)
Year Graduated: 2002
Additional Credentials:
Certificate: University of Victoria / BSW
Certificate Date: 1998
Certificate: BC Association of Clinical Counsellors / 15791
Certificate Date: 2020

Areas Of Practice:

Trauma and PTSD, Mood Disorders, Family Conflict

Accepting New Clients:

Yes

Population Seen:

Elders (65+), Adults, Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

Working Language:

English

Other Language(s):

Website:

Phone Number:

(778) 788-5796

Jhanelle Peters

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, BSc

Qualifications:

Years in Practice: 2 Years
Licence: Ontario / 009405
School: Yorkville University
Year Graduated: 2020

Areas Of Practice:

ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Career Guidance, Coping Skills, Depression, Abuse, Family Conflict, Grief, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Peer Relationships, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Trauma and PTSD, Sports

Accepting New Clients:

No

Population Seen:

Adults (18+)

Working Language:

English

Other Language(s):

Phone Number:

(647) 933-6610

Maya Dousti

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MPsy

Qualifications:

School: Adler Graduate Professional School
Year Graduated: 2020
Supervisor: Dr. Alana Tappin
Supervisor Licence: Ontario / 5856

Areas Of Practice:

Anxiety, depression, relationships, racial identity and trauma

Accepting New Clients:

Yes

Population Seen:

Adults, Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19), Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13) and Children (6 to 10)

Working Language:

English

Other Language(s):

Phone Number:

Pavna Sodhi

Registered Psychotherapist

Qualifications:

Year in practice: 5 years
Licence: N/A as I'm registered.
School: University of Toronto
Year Graduated: 2002
Additional Credentials: Additional Credentials: CCC (Canadian Certified Counsellor)

Areas Of Practice:

individual, couple, and family therapy to BIPOC communities. My therapeutic interests and areas of expertise include: depression/anxiety/post traumatic stress disorder; bicultural/immigrant adjustment issues; LGBTQ+ matters; academic/career counselling; stress management; rebuilding relationships; parenting/family challenges; reunification therapy; parental alienation; grief and loss; addictions; workplace conflict; communication and assertiveness skills; anger management and conflict resolution; self-esteem concerns; and resiliency training.

Accepting New Clients:

Yes

Population Seen:

Adults, couples, families, and adolescents, children over the age of 10 years.

Working Language:

English

Other Language(s):

Punjabi and Hindi

Phone Number:

(613) 858-3983

Ruth Unaegbu

Counsellor, MA, RCC

Qualifications:

Years in Practice: 13 Years
Licence: British Columbia / 12132
School: Marymount University
Year Graduated: 2008
Trained in: Brainspotting
EMDR
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT)
Prepare/Enrich
Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Areas Of Practice:

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Performance Enhancement, Expansion, Parenting/Caregiving, Post Traumatic Stress, Life Transitions, Self-Worth and Personal Growth, Goal Setting, Stress Management and Reduction, BIPOC Stress, and Grief & Loss

Accepting New Clients:

Yes

Population Seen:

Individuals 17+

Working Language:

English

Other Language(s):

Phone Number:

(604) 265-9280

Sandra Danial

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, H.Ba, MSW, RSW

Qualifications:

Years in practice:
Licence: Ontario / OCSWSSW # 836531
School: University of Toronto & University of Windsor
Year Graduated: 2013 & 2020

Areas Of Practice:

Individual, Couples, and Family Therapist

Accepting New Clients:

Yes

Population Seen:

Young Adults, Adults, New parents, Parents with young childre

Working Language:

English

Other Language(s):

Phone Number:

(289) 206-9140

Susan Tang

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW

Qualifications:

Years in practice: 1 year
Licence: Ontario / 836387
School: University of Western Ontario (UWO)
Year Graduated: 2020

Areas Of Practice:

Anxiety, depression, death, distress and loss, cultural and/or relational dynamics, self-esteem and self-worth, stress and school difficulties, as well as trauma

Accepting New Clients:

Yes

Population Seen:

Adults (20 to 65), Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19), Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13), and Children (6 to 10)

Working Language:

English

Other Language(s):

Vietnamese

Website:

Phone Number:

(647) 494-5927

Vanessa de Souza

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW

Qualifications:

Years in Practice: 2 Years
Licence: Ontario/ #833780
School: University of Toronto
Year Graduated: 2019

Areas Of Practice:

Anxiety, Adolescence, Career navigation, Depression, Family conflict, Health-related stress, Immigration/newcomer challenges, Life Transition, Low mood, Grief/loss, Parenting, Racial identity, Relationships, Self-esteem/confidence, Spirituality/religion, Stress, Suicide ideation, Self-harm, Trauma, Young adults

Accepting New Clients:

Yes

Population Seen:

Women, Men, Youth

Working Language:

English

Other Language(s):

Phone Number:

(647) 686-8920

Benslyne Avril

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MEd, BA

Qualifications:

Years in Practice: 1 Year
Licence: Ontario / 009759
School: University of Ottawa
Year Graduated: 2018
Additional credentials: Third Party Neutral (1-3) - Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution

Areas Of Practice:

Relationship issues, Anxiety, Depression

Accepting New Clients:

Yes

Population Seen:

Adults

Working Language:

English

Other Language(s):

French and Creole

Phone Number:

(343) 308-7404

Lori-Ann McDonald

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, RSW

Qualifications:

Years in Practice: 6 Years
Licence: Ontario / 835046
School: Carleton University
Year Graduated: 2018

Areas Of Practice:

Anxiety, Coping Skills, Domestic Abuse, Racial Identity, Self Esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma and PTSD, Mental Health

Accepting New Clients:

Yes

Population Seen:

women; non-binary, gender-fluid folks

Working Language:

English

Other Language(s):

Phone Number:

Naeema Hashmani

Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, MEd, RP

Qualifications:

Licence: Ontario / 007258
School: University of Toronto, OISE

Areas Of Practice:

Accepting New Clients:

Yes

Population Seen:

Adults (18+)

Working Language:

English

Other Language(s):

Gujarati

Website:

Phone Number:

(647)-342-8024

Priscilla Jabouin

Counsellor, MA

Qualifications:

Years in Practice: 9 Years
Licence: Quebec / 19891-12
School: McGill University
Year Graduated: 2012
Additional Credentials: Accredited Holistic Career & Life Coach, Member of the OCCOQ and CCPA

Areas Of Practice:

Career & Personal Development

Accepting New Clients:

Yes

Population Seen:

35+ women, trans women, non-binary

Working Language:

English

Other Language(s):

French

Website:

Phone Number:

Sam Srijani

Therapist in training (waiting on CRPO approval for Registered Psychotherapist (qualifying)

Qualifications:

Licence: Registered with CRPO
School: Yorkville University
Year Graduated: 2021

Areas Of Practice:

Accepting New Clients:

Yes

Population Seen:

Working Language:

English

Other Language(s):

Bengali

Phone Number:

Sana Chaudry

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MPE, MACP, RPQ

Qualifications:

Years in Practice: 3 Years
Licence: Ontario / 008359
School: Yorkville University
Year Graduated: 2019

Areas Of Practice:

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Maternal Mental Health, Group Therapy, Reproductive Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, etc.

Accepting New Clients:

Yes

Population Seen:

Adults and Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

Working Language:

English

Other Language(s):

Urdu, Hindi, Farsi, Punjabi

Phone Number:

(647)567-7367

Vanessa Savin

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW

Qualifications:

Years in practice:
Licence: Ontario / 833243
School: University of Toronto
Year Graduated: 2019

Areas Of Practice:

Negative Self Talk, Goal Setting, Self Esteem/Self Worth, Anxiety, Depression, Substance Use, Grief, Loss, Bereavement, Adjusting To A New Diagnosis, Living With A Chronic Illness

Accepting New Clients:

Yes

Population Seen:

Adults, Youth, Seniors

Working Language:

English

Other Language(s):

Phone Number:

Email: