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How It Started..

I was a first-year high school student when I went to a local bookstore to find self-help resources that would help me stop feeling anxious, insecure, and completely overwhelmed by negative thinking. It was then that I came across the work of Dr. Wayne Dyer that got me interested in learning more about self-development and the power of our mind. My life has changed forever without me knowing it yet.

Fast forward a few years, when I was completing my undergraduate education, I found nothing as inspiring as the psychology courses I was taking, and so I quickly decided to major in psychology. These courses made me feel something I have never experienced before - a drive, a passion, a commitment to continue to make a positive difference in my life, and I was hopeful I can do this for others.

Naturally, after attaining my Honours Degree in Psychology, and after taking a few "wrong" turns, I pursued and acquired a Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology. After graduation, I worked at both community organizations and private practices. I had many conversations with people which made me realize how many were suffering in silence, completely trapped by negative thinking and fear of judgment if they shared their emotional and psychological challenges with others.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, when we all faced extreme challenges to our mental health, my private practice and clinic was born to shatter mental health stigma and promote open conversations.

How It's Going..

Since I've launched my private practice, my top priority has been and it will always be to offer you a safe space where you are heard, valued, and understood. This in itself can be an empowering and transformative experience. My goal is to instil hope, inspiration, and create meaningful change one session at a time. You are never alone in your struggles and together, we can work towards a happier, more fulfilling life.

Take Good Care of Yourself, 

Slavena Lima

Meet The Team

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Slavena Lima, Registered Psychotherapist

Slavena has a passion for transforming lives and alleviating the burdens of anxiety and stress. With over half a decade of experience in the psychology field, Slavena has honed her focus on providing compassionate and effective therapy to individuals seeking relief from the overwhelming challenges of modern life.

Throughout her years of experience, Slavena has dedicated herself to understanding the intricate workings of the human mind and the impact of anxiety and stress on overall wellbeing. Her relentless pursuit of knowledge and commitment to staying abreast of the latest research has allowed her to develop a profound understanding of these conditions, enabling her to offer tailored solutions to her clients.

She believes in a holistic approach to therapy, recognizing that anxiety and stress can manifest in various forms, affecting not only mental health but also physical and emotional wellbeing. Drawing from a diverse range of therapeutic modalities, she creates a safe and nurturing space where individuals can explore the root causes of their anxiety and develop practical strategies to manage it effectively.

Primary Areas of Practice: Anxiety, Stress Management, Disordered Eating, Anger/Emotional Regulation, Self-Esteem

Secondary Areas of Practice: ADHD, Life Transitions, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Trauma, Chronic Sleep Issues. 

Professional Affiliations: Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.

Availability: Offers in-person, video, and phone sessions.

Additional Languages: Bulgarian

Ages: Teens, Adults, Parents

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Reza Rejahiyan, Registered Psychotherapist

Reza is a compassionate therapist coming from a medical background, which allows him to offer a unique perspective that seamlessly integrates physical and emotional wellbeing. With years of experience as a medical practitioner, Reza witnessed firsthand the intricate connections between physical ailments and mental health.

Reza has worked with and continues to offer support to clients from various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. His specialties include relationship issues, depression, and anxiety, and could also help with anger management, borderline personality disorder, codependency, obsessive-compulsive disorder, parenting coaching, and stress management. His therapeutic space is culturally sensitive, collaborative, and client-centered.

Reza's warm and empathetic nature creates a safe space where clients can explore and openly discuss their concerns and fears. He guides individuals through their problems with genuine care, supporting them in their journey to regain balance and optimal mental health.

Primary Areas of Practice: Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety, Marital and Premarital, Stress

Secondary Areas of Practice: Codependency, Parenting, Obsessive-Compulsive, Borderline Personality, Anger

Professional Affiliations: Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.

Availability: Offers in-person, video, and phone sessions.

Additional Languages: Persian, Pashto, Dari, and Farsi

Ages: Teen, Adults, Couples, Elders (65+)

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Promoting Open Conversations

We believe in debunking myths and misconceptions about mental health. We promote open conversations that break down the stigma surrounding mental health challenges, making it easier for individuals to seek help and support.

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