Hello and welcome! I'm Christina, an Arab-Canadian registered psychotherapist (qualifying) who is passionate about and committed to mental well-being.
My journey began at the University of Ottawa, where I earned an honours degree in psychology. Since then, my path has taken me across borders and into diverse communities, enriching my understanding of the profound impact of culture on mental health.
During my time as a Mental Health Coach in Ottawa, I specialized in supporting children and youth, helping them navigate stress, anxiety and family-related challenges. I also had the unique opportunity to extend my support beyond Ottawa by travelling to Arviat, Nunavut, where I worked closely with families in the Indigenous community and developed a more holistic approach that considers the interconnectedness of mental, emotional, and cultural aspects in fostering overall well-being.
My professional journey continued in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, working with neurodiverse children and their families. This experience deepened my understanding of Eastern cultural practices and the vital role of cultural sensitivity. Recognizing the growing need for culturally competent counselling, I pursued further education at Yorkville University, earning a Master's in Counselling Psychology.
I believe that merging psychology with identity is fundamental to empowering underrepresented communities. I am committed to providing culturally sensitive counselling that respects the unique experiences and perspectives of individuals from all backgrounds.
Life is filled with twists and turns, and we all encounter challenges that can feel overwhelming. Whether you're grappling with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or simply seeking personal growth, my goal is to provide you with a safe and confidential space to explore these aspects of your life.
My therapeutic approach is grounded in empathy, collaboration, and evidence-based practices. Together, we can address your challenges and work towards finding the clarity you seek. Navigating life's complexities can be intimidating, but seeking support is a courageous step toward well-being.
Please feel free to reach out for a free 15-minute consultation to see if I’m the right fit for you.
“We cannot selectively numb emotions. When we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions.”