Therapist/Psychotherapy Provider · Bachelor's (University of Guelph-Humber, 2020)
Psychotherapy Provider (Social worker (clinical))
Credentials Verified by PM
Member of Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
Hi there, Ameena here! Here is a little about me:
I am a graduate of joint Honours Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Family and Community Social Services and Social Service Work diploma program from the University of Guelph-Humber. I have many certifications under my belt such as Substance Use and Addiction Nursing + Addiction Care and Treatment from the University of British Columbia, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Practitioner, Mindfulness Practitioner (Level 1-3 & Master), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT), Domestic Violence Risk Assessment and Management, Sex/Porn Addiction, Nutrition, SMART Recovery, and Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI).
My favourite book is the Untethered Soul. I have an incredible partner, family, and army of loved ones. I love to travel -- chasing sunsets and sunrises wherever I go! I make people laugh and dance when I can. I try to find the calm in the midst of chaos. All that fun stuff aside, I see myself as a passionate and phenomenal practitioner who strives to promote the positive while helping individuals and families achieve their goals.
Do you ever feel disconnected from your true self or those around you? Do you struggle to understand and/or communicate your thoughts, feelings, and behaviour? Do you struggle with life skills, stress, anxiety, and/or depression? If so, therapy can be a helpful addition to your self-care and overall well-being.
Mental Health: Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we experience at some point in our lives. Through counselling, I can help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Substance Abuse, Grief & Loss: Many individuals need support through recovery and grief. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few common emotions. I can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of healing.
Family & Relationships: Counselling can be beneficial for individuals, couples, and families looking to strengthen their emotional connection in any stage of life. I can provide a supportive environment to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship(s).
Through real-time video sessions on Zoom and/or phone calling, discover how online therapy can help you get the same (if not, better) quality of care you would receive in-person.
Primary Practice Location
Extended office hours: evenings, weekends
"May the path you walk on be paved with gold. I will always remember your warm heart, beautiful smile, and lessons. Just when I thought you couldn't teach an old dog new tricks... you gave me hope, and you taught me how to stay in my own damn boat!"
"You are an incredible listener. I cannot thank you enough for all that you have done for me and my family."
- Registered Massage Therapist
"Thank you for helping me learn how to slow down."
- Former Athlete
"Ameena is a passionate, intelligent young woman. She is ambitious with goals to improve the mental health of young people and endeavours to introduce mental health education in school curriculums. She is determined, committed and has dedicated herself to enriching the lives of others by continuing to develop her skills in her field. Ameena is a great counsellor and listens with empathy and has a clear sense of direction and purpose. She is a great asset to any organization."
- Kinesiologist (PhD)
"Ameena, the reason why I think so much of you is not because I was returning you treating me so kindly throughout our sessions and it's not because I was trying to be polite. Nor was it to soften the sting of what happened to me. It was because I think you're a very special person with the rare combination of a razor sharp mind, direction, and a caring heart. You don't run across that stuff every day. I was fortunate enough to run into it when meeting you. You are my hero."
"Ameena has many skills that allow her to reach beyond the core elements of her position. Her willingness to learn, patience, and knowledge is what makes her amazing. She changed my life."
- Criminal Lawyer
"You are a very smart, warm-hearted, and strong person. I am glad you chose this line of work because you are incredible at what you do. Thank you."
- Former Media Personality
"To my favourite counsellor, Ameena, I want to thank you for everything you have done for me. You are such an amazing, strong, determined woman who knows exactly what she wants. You are one of those "powerhouse" women who I know will change the world one day. It has been an amazing journey so far and I am so lucky to have met you. Every time I see you, you always have a smile and it is so contagious. Never stop being you. You are so kind, and you just want to help everyone you can and that is what I love about you. I hope you get everything in life that you want because you deserve it. You truly are an inspiration to not only myself, but everyone who knows you. I will miss you and all the laughs we have shared, but this is not good bye, this is see you later. Thank you for showing me how to love again."
- Business Owner
"I started our sessions as a shy/introverted person. Now I am confident in so many aspects of my life because of your consistent guidance and motivation. I have the tools to take control of my life again."
- Registered Practical Nurse
"Ameena profoundly helped me with utmost mentoring. She takes pride in what she does and does it extraordinarily. She has great patience and listens without interrupting before critically thinking of a resolution. Thank you for all your help Ameena, best regards and wishes as you push forward in your career!"
- Nursing Student
"Ameena is a joy to have in my classroom as a guest speaker for my high school students every semester. She has a great blend of education and experience. Keep coming back!"
- Secondary School Educator
Years of Experience
Addiction Nursing + Addiction Care and Treatment
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Practitioner
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Mindfulness Practitioner (Level 1-3 & Master)
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT) (Beginner-Pro)
Domestic Violence Risk Assessment and Management
Sex/Porn Addiction Treatment
Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)
Mental Health & Neuroplasticity
Ameena is also a member of the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF).