Trauma & PTSD Therapy

Now providing virtual sessions all over Ontario

Trauma & PTSD Therapy

Trauma and PTSD can be debilitating, and traumatic events can change our perspectives and relationships with ourselves, others, and the world. Many people recover from trauma, but some get stuck with symptoms like nightmares, flashbacks, and avoidance.

Trauma is not one size fits all. When triggered in the present, individuals often reenact their trauma response to the actual event from the past.

If you want to learn more about trauma and what you can do to overcome it, you can contact me for support and services. Commonly, people are scared or not ready to talk about their traumas, which is a typical response.

During our sessions, I facilitate processing trauma reactions, traumatic dreams, and adaptations in a safe and supportive environment. As a result, you will be able to reconstruct a narrative that helps you uncover your strengths and break free from trauma cycles.

Call me today to discuss how I can help.


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I am an Ottawa-based Registered Psychotherapist and have a full-time private practice. In the past, I worked in social service agencies for many years. I offer individual, relationship, and sex therapy in English, Arabic, and Armenian to adults 18+, and I do not work with minors.

In 2011, I earned a master’s degree in Counselling from the University of Ottawa. I am a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario (CRPO#001132) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. In addition, I am a Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA#3058). My clinical training focuses on relationship and sex therapy and trauma/PTSD. Since 2013, I have been at Algonquin College as a seasonal professor, teaching courses in mental health and addiction.

I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to publish peer-reviewed articles and contribute chapters concerning Counselling, coming out, and trauma related explicitly to LGBTQ+ refugees and newcomers to Canada. I have presented numerous workshops and continue to offer trainings nationally and internationally on the mental health of LGBTQI+ and SOGIE refugees and asylum seekers.

In 2020, I launched my online learning platform to offer courses to clinicians who work with the refugee population. Learn more about my elearning platform at

Professional expertise

Through the years, I have gained expertise in refugees’ mental health and received training in writing immigration evaluations for immigration courts through Division 56, Trauma Psychology, Physicians for Human Rights, and the Global Institute of Forensic Research. 

I also have had training in trauma/PTSD therapy, relationship (Poly. Kink), sexuality, and sex therapy. I have participated in numerous training opportunities related to sex therapy, sexuality, and gender identity. 

I am LGBTQI+/poly/kink/CNM supportive therapist.

Therapeutic approachesIn addition to Narrative Exposure Therapy for PTSD (NET), I have also trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD and Experiential Therapy and Focusing. I integrate social justice and Rights-based principles into my work as a trauma-informed therapist.

AwardsIn recognition of my dedication to helping LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers in Canada, I received the 2017 Humanitarian Award from the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). AffiliationsI have an international affiliate membership with Division 56, Trauma Psychology, the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Global Institute of Forensic Research.


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