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  • Sodaba Surush

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    Sodaba Surush, MA, CCC, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

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    As a woman of colour, I understand what it is like to live in more than one culture and navigate generational differences. I aim to use my lived experience and knowledge to help you better understand yourself, develop effective coping skills, and find greater meaning in life and relationships. I am experienced in working with individuals coping with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions (including immigration), addictions, identity-related issues, ADHD, and personality disorders.

    I take a client-centered collaborative approach to meet you where you’re at, and to understand your unique needs and life narrative. I am guided by compassion and offer a safe environment for you to explore and process yourself and experiences, ultimately move toward healing.

    I draw from several trauma-informed theories such as attachment and poly-vagal theories which involve the mind and body and explore the impact of early experiences on current distress and difficulties, and help foster self-compassion. I also weave together various therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural, Dialectical Behavioural, Emotion-focused and, Solution Focused therapy and mindfulness.

    I welcome the chance to journey with people from all backgrounds and to get to know you and I am honoured to meet all of the parts that make up who you are.

    I provide therapy in English, Dari, Hindi and Farsi.

    Populations: Teens and Adults

    Areas of Practice:

    Anxiety, ADHD, Addiction, Trauma and PTSD, Self-Esteem, Borderline Personality Disorder, Social Anxiety, Family of Origin issues, Childhood Trauma, Workplace Stress, Depression, Health Anxiety, Perfectionism, Racial Trauma, Men’s Issues, Codependency, Christian Counselling, Inner child work, Attachment wounds, Relationship Anxiety, Burnout, Life Transitions, Learning Disabilities, Self-Harm, Coaching, and Anger Management, First Responders