My name is Kamela Salimi and I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
I hold a Masters degree in Couple and Family Therapy from the University of Guelph.
I offer individual, family, and couple therapy.
Growing up in Canada as a Muslim and an Afghan Canadian has helped to significantly inform my lens as a therapist. Naturally, I am passionate about issues of social justice and my mission is to use my unique lens and awareness to provide culturally and spiritually sensitive counselling services. I am attuned to influences of culture and power dynamics and I practice from an anti-oppressive and anti-racist lens.
I truly believe that when people are provided with a safe space, and responded to with compassion and acceptance, everyone has the ability to gain clarity, meet their goals and reach their full potential. My therapeutic approach is one that is very client centred which means your voice matters during sessions and you will be playing a significant role in the therapy process. As your psychotherapist, I will explore concerns and worries you may have, gently challenge you as needed and keep you motivated in moving towards your desired goals. I am naturally a very optimistic person and therefore operate from a strength based lens. While I draw on many models of therapy, I tend to use solution focused, emotion focused and narrative therapy models. In addition, I incorporate elements of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) in my therapeutic approach.