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Hiba Hamed

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Registered Social Worker
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Hiba is here to support you with self-care, boundaries, work-life balance, and assertive communication.

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Hiba supports youth and adults from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities. Among other specialties, Hiba supports people with depression, general stress, anxiety, self-esteem and body image, burnout, perfectionism, and relationship issues.  Hiba will guide you to learn about different types of boundaries. She’ll help you examine your own behaviour to understand why it’s difficult to set certain boundaries. Hiba can also help you discover positive traits that you may not see in yourself. She’ll support you to boost your self-esteem and confidence through tools like affirmation statements. 

Hiba is a compassionate registered social worker who has over 15 years of community work and mental health experience. Hiba will ensure your needs are heard and met in a safe, judgment-free space. She’ll work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan which can evolve during therapy. Through open- and closed-ended questions, active listening, and empathy, Hiba will ensure you are focusing on your goals. 

Hiba draws from various approaches to help you harness your strengths and reach your goals. She uses an eclectic approach in therapy, drawing on evidence-based practices like cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. Hiba will tailor her approach to address your unique needs.

Hiba enjoys volunteering, networking, and learning through professional development platforms. She also enjoys painting, reading, practicing faith/spirituality, attending social gatherings with friends, and cooking and relaxing with family.

Hiba provides sessions in English, French, and Arabic.

Right for you if:

You would like to set healthy boundaries and develop assertive communication skills.
You would like to explore vision, work/life balance, and how to organize your schedule and time.
You are struggling with grief over the loss of a loved one.

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Master of Social Work, University of Windsor (2018)

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Psychology and Biological Sciences (Honours), University of Windsor (2014)

Be There Certificate (Born this Way Foundation) 

Fierce Self-Compassion (Centre for Mindful Self-Compassion)

CBT Made Simple: Incorporate CBT into Your Practice — Part 1 and 2 (Canadian Association of Social Workers) 

Centering Black Youth Wellbeing Certificate: Combating Anti-Black Racism (Youth Rex) 

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (LivingWorks)

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (Crisis Prevention Institute)

Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

Ontario Association of Social Workers

Hiba Hamed smiling and leaning against a railing in front of mountains on a sunny day.


What do you do to take care of your own mental health?
I do many things to take care of my mental health: journalling, daily exercise, colouring, painting, drawing, reading, connecting with close friends and/or family, and getting at least seven to eight hours of sleep.
How do you describe therapy?
Therapy is connecting with your client and understanding their situation. It means developing a trusting relationship through active listening and empathy. It also means creating a safe, non-judgmental space for clients and being willing to help people who are vulnerable.
What does good mental health look like to you?
Good mental health looks like having balance in my work and life, weekly self-care for my mind and soul, setting healthy boundaries, and using assertive communication.