Rashiqah supports individuals who face cross-cultural issues, especially those who identify as South Asian Canadian women, as she identifies with this community herself. Through lived experiences, she understands the challenges you may face and can support you in finding your identity, building your self-worth, boundary setting, and better managing family dynamics and their expectations. She can also support you with anxiety, life transitions, workplace stress, and grief and loss. Rashiqah is also passionate about supporting and understanding the complexities of first-generation Canadians and can help you better cope with your challenges.
Rashiqah approaches therapy with compassion and openness. She’ll work with you to find practical solutions for life’s challenges and will adapt her approaches to meet your specific needs and preferences. If well suited for you, she’ll use an integrative approach to help you set goals, develop coping strategies, better communicate, and find the right tools to create lasting change. Rashiqah understands therapy can be an extremely vulnerable position to be in and is here to help support you in feeling comfortable. She recognizes that it takes courage to start this journey and will meet you where you’re at and work with you to meet your goals.
In her free time, Rashiqah enjoys travelling, spending time with family and friends and binge-watching the newest Netflix show. Rashiqah partakes in movement and gratitude as her source of comfort and daily practice. Rashiqah loves to learn about other cultures, is always interested in hearing about new experiences and would love to hear about yours, too!
Master of Social Work, University of Toronto (2018)
Mental Health First Aid Training (Mental Health Commission of Canada)
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training (Toronto Western Hospital)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (Living Works)
Dementia and Palliative Care Training (Alzheimer Society of Toronto)
Gentle Persuasive Approaches
Dementia Care Training Program
Behaviour Support Training Program
British Columbia Association of Social Workers
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers