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For the last 31 years I have been serving, leading and coaching individuals with a diverse range of needs. I have worked in Canada’s urban centers, rural communities, and aboriginal communities and throughout the West Indies and USA.
I respect and admire diversity in the complexity of our individual uniqueness and the simplicity of our commonalities. I am passionately interested in the lives of people; specifically, in assisting them to set and meet personal goals and achieve a high level of overall wellness.
In my practice I recognize the advantage of education in building a persons’ self- worth and confidence, often supporting clients to seek opportunities to advance their skills in both formal and informal settings.
Every individual has the potential to be successful. Often individuals present with a unique range of challenges, be it emotional, cognitive, in our relationships both professionally and personal, and financial issues that may hinder our success. Therefore, it is imperative that we recognize problem areas, even highlighting some of our previous successes and then embark in some goal & value-oriented planning, uniquely tailored to each individual(s).
When working collaboratively with clients, we as counsellors here at Voice of Hope Counselling & Wellness Centre have been recognized as being authentic, providing a nurturing and engaging cultural atmosphere, where the client(s) can develop a sense of connectedness throughout the therapeutic process. It’s important for us to be engaging to our client(s) as we build our alliance toward the quality of life they are longing for; experiencing the power of life transformation, mindfully active in your lives, taking control of your journey, and build self- regulation skills that will empower you to actualize your full potential!
As CEO and in my role as a Registered Psychotherapist, I strive to support clients through, skills development, goal setting, accessing various community supports and being present, in the “here and now” for each client.
My approach is solution-focused in nature; I have an optimistic approach to identifying and building strengths. Establishing trust and building a positive and respectful relationship is paramount. I encourage and assist individuals in finding their voice in our sessions while I listening intently, paraphrase their words for clarification and reflection, expressing empathy, and having respect in their struggles. Encouragement, appreciative reflection, creativity, rapport building and co- constructing goal plans are the tools I rely on to encourage growth.
My genuine passion is people. It is my desire to assist YOU, in charting your course for success and personal happiness; bringing strength and encouragement while helping YOU achieve personal fulfillment, wholeness and tranquility within YOUR life!
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In her spare time, Shalini loves to sing, dance, play with her dogs, and watch Netflix romcoms. She is very personable, adaptable, and loves meeting new people.
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Hello! My name is Andrea James and I am a Registered Psychotherapist with eighteen years experience working in a variety of settings helping people to achieve their goals.
Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, to Caribbean parents, I earned my Master’s Degree at McGill in Education and Counseling Psychology and I am registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I am also a member of the Ontario College of teachers. I speak functional French.
I believe in working in partnership with clients, utilizing their strengths to help them with challenges and to achieve desired goals. It is important to me as a therapist to explore all aspects of an individual’s life that impacts their well-being including physical health, support systems, work/school environment and spirituality.
On a personal level, I am passionate about sports, food, dancing, and entertaining. When I am not helping in the professional sense, I appreciate time decompressing with my family.
Do not hesitate to contact the office to book an appointment today! I would love the opportunity to start a journey together.
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Andrae is a psychotherapist who has worked in community, residential, and hospital settings supporting mental health. He is passionate about helping individuals and families through life’s difficulties and uses a calm and compassionate approach to create a space where his clients feel safe in exploring their challenges.
Andrae has experience treating a range of mental health and relational challenges, which include mood disorders, eating disorders, and trauma. Andrae also has a special interest in helping males become emotionally and spiritually healthy.
Working from an attachment-based, trauma-informed lens Andrae utilizes a range of therapeutic modalities. He works with his clients to build a road map toward their therapeutic and relational goals by exploring where they have come from and where they would like to go while supporting them with practical tools for their journey.
Andrae obtained his Masters in Social Work from the University of Windsor and is in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).
Outside of supporting others professionally Andrae enjoys spending time with his wife and three children doing all things active. He also plays piano and bass guitar in his free time.
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Hari Sundaralingam is a registered psychotherapist (qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. He has more than five years of experience in supporting the diverse population in various community backgrounds such as counseling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy based coaching, and group co-facilitation such as drama therapy and CBT group therapy.
His passion for therapy is rooted in his background when he came to Canada as a young refugee of war and learned about human psychology and neuroscience in his undergraduate. His personal, work and educational experience inspired him to provide a holistic approach to therapy based on biological, psychological, and environmental factors in human struggles. A quote that resonates in the therapy approach is, “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” You can overcome suffering by connecting with your unresolved emotions and experiences in a safe and positive space. You can also recognize your strengths and feel empowered and validated in a comfortable environment. He believes in the value of providing individualized support depending on the problems, treatment goals, the individual’s expectations, and motivation from a trauma-informed and empathic lens.
Hari loves to travel, cook, take road trips, do photography, and fishing in his free time. He also enjoys exploring various foods and cultures. The joy in finding inner peace is through the experiences of being with nature and individuals.
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ஹரி சுந்தரலிங்கம் Yorkville பல்கலைக்கழகத்தில் தனது உளவியல் முதுகலைப் பட்டத்தை முடித்த ஒன்ராறியோவில் பதிவுசெய்யப்பட்ட ஒரு உளவியல் நிபுணர். பலதரப்பட்ட மக்களுக்கு 5 வருடங்களுக்குமேலாக சேவை ஆற்றிய அனுபவம் உடையவர்.
போர் சூழலில் இருந்து வந்த ஒரு இளம் அகதி மற்றும் அவரது இளங்கலை மருத்துவத்தில் மனித உளவியல் மற்றும் நரம்பியல் பின்னணியை அடிப்படையாகக் கொண்ட சிகிச்சையில் அவர் ஆர்வம் கொண்டவர். அவர் கவலை, மனச்சோர்வு, கோபம், துக்கம், அதிர்ச்சி , விரக்தி மற்றும் அது சார்ந்த உளவியல் தாக்கங்களுக்கு சேவைகளை வழங்குகிறார்.
இயற்கையுடன் இணைந்திருப்பதும், அதன் அழகைப் பாராட்டுவதும் அவரது
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Hello! My name is Brooke and I am a registered psychotherapist (qualifying) here at Voice of Hope. I aspire to offer an empathetic, soothing, and non-judgmental presence where you can feel safe to share your story. I care deeply for others and am passionate about cultivating authentic therapeutic connections and genuine support so that you can grow, flourish, and achieve wellness in your life. I proudly identify as a queer woman who is passionate about creating a safe space where the unique needs of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community are supported. Honouring diversity is very important to me, so I’ve made it my mission to create a counselling environment where everyone’s unique intersectional identity is acknowledged and celebrated.
Whether your goal is to explore your gender identity or sexuality, build self-confidence, overcome depression or anxiety, improve your relationships, navigate difficult life transitions, begin the process of healing, find purpose and meaning in life, or understand yourself on a deeper level, I am here to support you. I would love to help you discover your innate strengths, passions, and values and offer you tools that will help you navigate life and achieve your goals.
My hope is to validate you in whatever capacity you show up to counselling. Whether you are ready to dive into deep self-exploration or are still hesitant about seeking counselling (or somewhere in between), I encourage you to take that step today. I would love nothing more than to meet you where you are and walk alongside you on your journey to wellness.
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