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Davina Mukinav

Davina Mukinav

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Registered Social Worker
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$160.00
Sessions start at
$160.00

Davina is here to support you with anxiety, depression, and life transitions.

Right for you if:

You are struggling with burnout and would like support in developing coping mechanisms.
You experience anxiety, depression or low self-esteem.
You're looking for a therapist who can help you process a difficult life transition or event.
You are looking to make a real change in your life, and feel ready to put in the work to do so.
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Davina supports young adults and adults who find themselves struggling with challenging relationship dynamics, intrusive thoughts, life transitions, low mood, and perfectionism. She understands how these experiences can negatively affect your quality of life and is here to support you as you find balance in these areas.

Davina’s therapeutic approach is tailored to your unique needs and draws from a range of modalities including SFBT, better known as Solution-Focused Brief Therapy to collaboratively achieve your therapeutic goals. As someone who holds many intersecting identities, Davina works with diverse populations and provides therapy from an anti-oppressive framework. With Davina, you can always expect to receive a safe, warm, and non-judgmental space where you can freely explore, unpack, and process your thoughts as you work towards better outcomes. She encourages open and honest communication to build and strengthen therapeutic relationships. Davina recognizes that it takes courage to start therapy. She’ll meet you where you’re at and empower you with tools to lead a healthy and balanced life.

Outside of therapy, Davina finds joy in connecting with her loved ones, discovering new food places, and doing her own nails (a hobby she picked up during the pandemic). She enjoys spending quality time with friends and family, watching movies, or going out for dinner. She prioritizes her solo time as it allows her to reflect, journal, pray or meditate.

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Right for you if:

You are struggling with burnout and would like support in developing coping mechanisms.
You experience anxiety, depression or low self-esteem.
You're looking for a therapist who can help you process a difficult life transition or event.
You are looking to make a real change in your life, and feel ready to put in the work to do so.

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What do you do to take care of your own mental health?
For me, self-care is crucial. So, that means noticing when I am feeling overwhelmed and actively taking steps to prevent burnout or simply taking time to refuel.
What is a motto or idea that gives you reassurance when you’re having a difficult time?
A motto that gives me reassurance when I am having a difficult time is "no season can last forever'. This phrase reminds me that there is a season for everything, and everything will eventually pass.
What does good mental health look like to you?
Good mental health looks like balance, mentally and emotionally. This does not mean that we are overly optimistic or pessimistic but rather have a healthy balance between these two mindsets.

Master of Social Work, University of Toronto (2022)

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Sociology, Trent University (2020)

Safe TALK Suicide Prevention (Trent University)

Mental Health First Aid (Mental Health Commission of Canada)

Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

Ontario Association of Social Workers

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