As a therapist, I will work with you to create a safe space to discuss your experiences. I aim to break down the stigma associated with therapy in many cultural communities by using person-centered language, simplifying how trauma impacts the body and mind, and making sure that you are leading your therapeutic journey. My approach stems from the removal of shame and a focus on redeveloping any harmful narratives that have been associated with your experiences. I use narrative practice, acceptance and commitment therapy, grief therapy, and accelerated resolution therapy. As a social worker, I have worked alongside clients from many backgrounds impacted by trauma (criminal justice, immigration, disabilities, domestic violence, etc.). I also have significant experience working with first and second-generation Canadians adapting to the struggles of living with a bicultural identity.
My lived experiences have impacted my beliefs on trauma in racialized communities. To me, therapy is a tool to help us process experiences that may have a lingering effect on our wellbeing. In our sessions, I want to support you and help you develop new strategies while honouring the survival techniques that you have used thus far. I believe therapy is a vital part of maintaining mental health and that it should provide sustainable practices that you can carry forward in your life.
I became a therapist because I wanted to see more representation from different lived experiences in the mental health field. I also want to increase the visibility of people of colour within therapy approaches. My goal as a therapist is to destigmatize mental health within communities of colour by promoting how therapy can exist from an approachable lens.
Nafisa’s fees are:
50-Minute Session: $220
80-Minute Session: $330
Our therapy services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance provider or benefit plan. To confirm your plan coverage, please contact your insurance provider.
Nafisa’s appointments can be direct billed to Alberta Blue Cross, ASEBP, Canada Life, GreenShield and Medavie (which includes Veterans Affairs and RCMP).
Don’t see your insurance listed?
If we’re unable to direct bill your insurance provider, you’ll be able to submit the receipt we send at the end of your session to your insurance provider for reimbursement yourself.