The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.Carl Rogers
I believe that when you feel safe, heard, and at ease within an empathetic and understanding environment, you will be able to unburden your past suffering, and explore coping methods that work best for your present struggles.
I offer online and in-person individual and group psychotherapy and art therapy for children, youth, and adults. My office is located in Newmarket, Ontario.
Sliding scale is available. I accept payments via e-transfer, credit card, and Paypal.
I specialize in:
Abuse, Anger Issues, Depression, Anxiety, Parenting Support, Chronic illness or pain, Self Harm, Burnout, Codependency, Relationship Issues, Grief and loss, Racial/Cultural Identity, Self-Esteem, Social Anxiety, Trauma, Body Image, Life transitions, Learning or Intellectual Disabilities, Developmental Disabilities.
My approach is informed by:
Art Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Humanistic Integrative Therapies, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Attachment Theory, Expressive Art Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Positive Psychology, Trauma-Informed Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems and Strength-based frameworks. I try to approach my work from a decolonizing, anti-oppressive, feminist and social justice lens.
My office is located at:
York Wellness, 78 Main Street S. , Newmarket, ON L3Y 3Y6
Psychotherapy & Art Therapy
I offer both talk therapy and art therapy services. Sessions take place at my office in Newmarket or virtually through confidential, encrypted platforms.
I provide art supplies for in-person art therapy sessions. For virtual art therapy sessions, I can mail out art supply kits or provide a list of supplies for clients to bring to the sessions.
Walk & Talk Art Therapy
Walk and Talk Art Therapy incorporates psychotherapy while walking outdoors. I incorporate art-making, mindfulness and movement into the therapy session. Sessions take place at specific locations in Newmarket or Richmond Hill, Ontario.
60 min individual session
$100 – $120 + HST
60 min individual session (Reduced Rate)
$80 – $95 + HST
90 min individual session
$150 + HST
Wellness & Creativity Workshops
I offer group sessions and workshops for creative coping and mindfulness.
I also customize creativity and wellness workshops for teams, agencies and organizations. A list of some previous workshops as well as the organizations I have worked with is below.
Contact me if your team would like to try some arts-based wellness, creative relief, or would like to practice coping tools informed by expressive arts therapies.
60 min wellness workshop
$200 – $400 + HST
60 min group therapy
$200/session or $40/person + HST
Education & Teaching
I have taught comic illustration at a middle school in Pakistan. I have also taught graphic design, illustration, advertising design, media ethics and experimental filmmaking at various colleges in Pakistan.
I currently teach Digital Art Therapy at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute.
I also teach comics and arts-based illustration techniques to groups and individuals.
Contact me to inquire about rates.
Here are some previous workshops:
‘Rebuilding our community’, YMCA Toronto Peace by Piece event, November, 2022.
‘Exploring identity through doll-making’, YMCA Toronto, September, 2022.
‘The Art of Wellness through Zines’, YMCA Toronto, September, 2022.
‘Body-wise with Henna and Movement’, YMCA Toronto, July, 2022.
‘My Story Cloth’, YMCA Toronto, June, 2022.
Art Therapy Workshop ‘The Art of Letting Go’, In partnership with Full Circle Art Therapy Centre for The Neighbourhood Group, May, 2022.
Mask Making Art Therapy Workshop, YMCA Toronto, May, 2022.
8-week Online Art Therapy Group ‘Creative Coping’, Hard Feelings Mental Health, April – May, 2021
Online and In-person Workshop ‘Staying Rooted’, YMCA Toronto ‘Peace by Piece’ event, November, 2021.
Online Workshop ‘Creative Coping with Comics’, YMCA Toronto ‘Peace by Piece’ event, December, 2020.
Online Workshop, Self-care with Art Therapy, YMCA Toronto staff event, December, 2020.
Online Workshop ‘Body-Wise with Henna and Movement’, November and December, 2020.
Online Workshop ‘Online Art Therapy with Comics’, YMCA Toronto, October, 2020.