Kunle

Ifabiyi

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Registered Social Worker
He/Him
English
Yoruba

Kunle is here to support you with anxiety and stress, depression, self-esteem, and cross-cultural identity.

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Kunle is passionate about helping you gain clarity in your life. He’ll give you tools to grow personally, develop stronger connections, and find a deep sense of meaning in your life. 

Kunle also supports people who are navigating cross-cultural challenges and may struggle with self-identity, self-worth, and family dynamics. He can help you examine your cultural identity and how it impacts your day-to-day life. Originally from Nigeria, Kunle is an immigrant himself and he understands what it is like to reconcile different cultural identities. 

Kunle recognizes that it takes courage to reach out for mental health support, especially for immigrant and BIPOC groups (groups to which he belongs). He strives to create a safe and non-judgmental space where you can be vulnerable. 

Kunle conducts sessions in a calm, non-judgmental, and collaborative environment. He believes you are the expert of your own life and will support you to navigate your needs and desires. Kunle approaches sessions using cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, an anti-oppressive lens, as well as strength-based, solution-focused, and trauma-focused therapies.

Kunle is a native of the Yoruba tribe and can provide services to clients in Yoruba.

Right for you if:

You are looking for a therapist to help you with Cross-Cultural difficulties.
You are looking for support as a new immigrant.
You are looking for support with self-esteem and finding meaning.
You are looking to identify and set goals, and develop coping strategies and tools.

More about

Kunle

Master of Social Work, Lakehead University (2021)

Bachelor of Social Work, Lakehead University (2020)

Bachelor of Science, University of Ilorin (2011)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Approaches for Racial Trauma (Ontario Association of Social Workers)

Building Positive Spaces (Rock Centre for Learning) 

The Psychological Toll of Racism (National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioural Medicine)

Anti-Asian Racism in Canada (Ontario Association of Social Workers)

Difficult Dialogues (Ontario Association of Social Workers)

Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

Ontario Association of Social Workers

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Q&A

What does good mental health look like to you?
Good mental health to me is the ability to care for ourselves, live life optimally, carry out our daily functions effectively, and enjoy the simple pleasure of life.
What do you do to take care of your own mental health?
I like to maintain communication with my network of people who support me and care for me, move my body by engaging in exercise, do some mindfulness practice, check in on myself, get good night sleep, eat nutritious meals regularly and drink plenty of water.
What is a motto or idea that gives you reassurance when you’re having a difficult time?
Tough times do not last, they eventually pass no matter how difficult they seem.

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