Arpita

Parikh

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Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
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Gujarati
English

Arpita is here to support you with trauma, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues.

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Arpita supports adults who have been affected by trauma and are motivated to address it. She can help you reach a deeper level of healing after trauma and address related issues like anxiety, depression, sleep issues, relationship challenges, or grief. She has supported victims of domestic violence and childhood sexual abuse to navigate anxiety and depression, ultimately enabling them to live happier, more fulfilled lives. Arpita also has experience supporting adolescents to process trauma and work towards a more meaningful present.  

Arpita recognizes that it’s challenging to process trauma. She creates a safe, caring, and non-judgmental space where she will support, listen, and encourage you throughout your healing journey. She’ll be right beside you as you take the bold first step in facing the trauma you’ve experienced. 

Arpita is committed to building a trusting relationship with you so that you feel comfortable to share your story. Through psychoeducation, Arpita can help you better understand and express what you’re going through and learn skills to improve your communication, relationships, and daily functioning. Arpita emphasizes self-compassion and mindfulness to help you develop healthy coping strategies for anxiety and depression. She uses a strength-based approach in therapy, integrating cognitive behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, mindfulness, and other evidence-based practices.

Arpita is a first-generation South Asian. She understands the complexities of the culture, and is committed to providing culturally sensitive therapy to all her clients. Arpita values daily self-care to maintain her own mental health. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and travelling as much as time allows! Arpita understands that reaching out for help can be daunting, but she’s here to support you whenever you’re ready.

Right for you if:

You are experiencing symptoms of anxiety and/or depression.
You have suffered any type of trauma and are ready to understand and process it.
You are experiencing cross-cultural issues.
You would like to improve your communication skills and are experiencing relationship challenges.

More about

Arpita

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University (2022)

Master of Education in Teaching, Learning and Development, Brock University (2005)

Bachelor of Education – Primary/Junior Option, University of Toronto (1999)

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Honours), York University (1997)

Cognitive Processing Therapy (PESI)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (PESI)

Certification Training on Anxiety Treatment for Children & Adolescents (PESI)

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Medical University of South Carolina)

College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

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Q&A

What does good mental health look like to you?
I believe having good mental health is all about engaging in self-awareness/reflection and implementing healthy coping skills. Planning and implementing a healthy self-care regime is vital for maintaining good mental health.
How do you describe therapy?
Therapy provided in a non-judgemental and empathetic environment is a unique journey which encourages individuals to turn the lens inwards by engaging in self-awareness and discovery while practising self-compassion.
What would you say to a friend struggling with a mental health issue?
There is no shame in reaching out and asking for help. It's okay to not be okay. As difficult as it can be, talking about it can make all the difference.

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