Life can at times, be overwhelming. The reality is that at some point, we all will struggle. The challenges of our lived experiences, upbringing, financial constraints and relationships can get the better of us. Such experiences can make us feel helpless, hopeless and lost. For those struggling, it is not always easy to seek help.
The taboo of counselling and mental health across cultures presents a significant barrier… but it doesn’t have to. I am at the forefront of advocating for change and breaking the stigma that prevents many of us from seeking the help that we need.
I am a Registered Social Worker with a Master of Arts in Immigration and Settlement focusing on the mental health and well-being of racialized and underserved communities. My approach to counselling includes collectively:
- Establishing trust
- Understanding the issue
- Developing an action plan
- Developing coping strategies
- Ownership and Empowerment
I have experience working with individuals from various ethnic backgrounds who might be struggling with:
- Anger Management
- Stress Management
- Symptoms of Anxiety
- Symptoms of Depression
- Life Transitions
- Intercultural Conflicts
- Inter-generational Conflicts
I offer counselling services in English, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali.
To get a better idea of my personal journey, check out my Tedx Talk on a sense of belonging for people of colour.