Malavikka Sinnarasa

Do you ever feel like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, but don’t know where to unload it all? You’re not alone. Life can throw some pretty hefty challenges our way, but here’s the thing – you don’t have to face them alone.

As a first-generation Canadian of South Asian descent and a woman of color, I’ve experienced the complexities of navigating intersecting cultures. My journey has been filled with highs and lows, moments of clarity and confusion, and I understand the need for someone who truly gets it.

I want to be that person for you. I offer a safe and welcoming space where you can be yourself – no pretenses, no judgments. I’m here to listen, to support you without rushing to fix things. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, or feeling stuck, I’m here to help you find your way forward.

My approach is collaborative and empowering, rooted in trauma-informed, anti-oppressive principles and a person-centered mindset. Together, we’ll build a connection based on trust and authenticity, creating a roadmap for your healing and growth.

If you’re ready to embark on this journey towards a brighter tomorrow, connect with me and let’s take that first step together.

Jessica Tran

I share with you a Dr. Seuss quote: “I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”

I share this quote because I think there is so much we can gather from this. That challenges are always going to come up despite how prepared, or ill prepared we might be! And in those times where we might not feel so prepared, lost even! Sometimes having someone walk beside you in that process can allow us to feel a bit more empowered to tackle that issue.

So I want to take a moment to appreciate your efforts in looking for a counsellor. Sometimes this process can be daunting and I want to commend your courage in seeking the things you need for a more grounded self.

A bit about me. I was born in Australia from an immigrant South East Asian family and now call Vancouver Island in Canada my home. I enjoy films, camping, biking and unpacking the philosophical meanings in the life we live today. My whole life I have been interested in working with people of all different backgrounds and belief systems, as I feel we have so much to learn from one another.

In my practice I work with individuals, couples, and groups. I help my clients navigate various issues such as personal finance, self-esteem building, assertiveness, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, identity struggles within immigrant families, burnout, trauma and addiction. The modalities I incorporate into my practice include Emotion-Focused Therapy, Strength-Based, Trauma Informed Practice, CBT, Solutions Focused, Rogerian therapy, Gestalt and Family Systems Therapy. Over the last 4 years, I have utilized my supporting skills in settings like crisis assistance organizations, non-profits empowering at-risk populations, healthcare settings, provincial government, and supportive recovery group homes.

People who have worked with me have described me as warm, welcoming, non-judgmental and up lifting. I look forward to seeing if we could be a suitable match for your therapeutic journey whatever that might look like.

Anika Tahsin

Are you feeling overwhelmed by life’s challenges? Struggling to find balance and clarity amidst the chaos? You’re not alone. I’m here to provide a safe and compassionate space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgment.

As a woman and a member of the South Asian community, I bring a unique perspective and understanding to my work as a therapist. I recognize the importance of cultural identity and the impact it can have on our mental health and well-being. My approach to therapy is grounded in empathy, cultural sensitivity, and collaboration.

I believe in the power of connection and the importance of honoring each individual’s unique journey. Whether we’re exploring your family dynamics, processing past traumas, or simply navigating life’s transitions, I’m here to support you every step of the way. If you’re ready to start a journey of self-discovery and healing, I’m here to walk alongside you.