Are you currently struggling with cross-cultural shock or adjustment? Azmaira is passionate about helping you successfully manage cross-cultural adjustments. Cultural adaptation to language, navigating societal nuances, and feeling grounded in a new culture can sometimes feel challenging. Azmaira comes from a multicultural background herself and has adjusted cross-culturally three times in her life. Azmaira deeply appreciates these struggles. She provides a warm, supportive space for you to share your experiences and develop key insights into cultural adjustment.
Azmaira also specializes in trauma, with over 13 years of experience supporting individuals who experience trauma. She understands that trauma can happen to anyone, and she’ll provide a safe, compassionate space for you to share your truth. Azmaira will remain by your side as you make sense of the experience, learn skills that facilitate healing, and move beyond it.
Azmaira uses a client-centred approach. She has a compassionate and empowering style of therapy. She believes in every person’s innate strength and will support you at your own pace. She believes therapy works best when she works with you as a partner. She uses techniques from cognitive behavioural therapy, solution-focused therapy, existential therapy, and mindfulness.
In her personal life, Azmaira is passionate about getting outdoors and doing activities that relax and rejuvenate her. She loves spending time with her family and pets, and finds strength through the practice of her faith.
Azmaira provides sessions in English and Kiswahili.
Doctor of Psychology, University of Leicester (2017)
Master of Education in Counselling Psychology, University of Western Ontario (2009)
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of British Columbia (2007)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Training (EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program)
Psychological First Aid (Kenya Psychological Association)
Skills for Psychological Recovery (Kenya Psychological Association)
Emotional Freedom Technique (Community Counselling Services)
Understanding and Treating Stress in Humanitarian Aid Workers (Headington Institute)
College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario