Shamalla passionately supports individuals experiencing loneliness, difficult emotions, race-based trauma and low self-esteem. She’s here to guide you through these difficult emotions and the self-limiting beliefs that may impact your self-worth and connections with others. Shamalla can also support clients in navigating the complexities of race-based trauma in schools, workplaces and relationships. With her support, you can confidently embrace your authentic self and your unique journey.
Using her lived experiences, Shamalla understands how challenging it can be to move through the world when dealing with identity-based oppression, self-doubt and difficult emotions. Using a collaborative approach, she will work with you to bring out your story in session by creating a safe, non-judgmental and compassionate space. Within this space, she will support you in expressing your thoughts, feelings and emotions through validation, curious questions and reflection. Shamalla works from a strength-based, anti-oppressive and trauma-informed lens when working with clients but values using other approaches that may better suit your needs and preferences.
When not in session or studying, Shamalla enjoys travelling, swimming, trying out new recipes in the kitchen, playing video games and spending time with her partner, family and friends. Shamalla’s perfect day could be described as snuggling in bed on a crisp autumn day, rewatching Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt or Harry Potter for the millionth time.
In Progress: Master of Social Work, University of Toronto (2024)
Ontario Graduate Certificate in Addictions and Mental Health, Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning (2022)
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Honours), York University (2021)