Taninder supports adults who face issues related to culture, anxiety, depression, grief, relationships, stress management, and self-esteem. Taninder can help you build your coping toolbox and improve self-awareness, self-worth, and self-compassion. Taninder is especially interested in supporting people from the South Asian community. She belongs to this community herself and understands the struggles that people face. It takes courage to reach out for counselling because of the stigma that many cultures have about mental health. Taninder strives to create a safe, inclusive, and comforting space for you.
Taninder has experience supporting domestic or international post-secondary students in a college setting. She can help you take care of yourself as you manage the demands of school. Taninder is passionate about supporting international students to navigate a new country, culture, and school system. Taninder has also worked at a hospice, where she helped bereaved individuals process their grief in a group setting.
Taninder works from a holistic, intersectional, and anti-oppressive approach to therapy. She has worked in multicultural settings and understands that systemic issues in society are not separate from counselling. She will support you to make connections between your own experience and systemic issues, and work to address them. Taninder draws on acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy, which she tailors to meet your needs.
Taninder feels honoured to walk with you on your journey, and values your lived experiences. She believes that you are the expert on your own issues. Taninder brings her caring, open-minded nature to therapy and will meet you where you’re at.
Taninder offers counselling in English, Punjabi, and Hindi.
Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Western University (2020)
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Honours), York University (2018)
Addiction Treatment: Clinical Skills for Health Care Providers (Yale University)
Critical Incident Response Training (Fanshawe College)
Fourth R Training Program (Western University)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Psychwire)
Mental Health First Aid (Fanshawe College)
Strengthening Families Program Training (Muslim Resource Centre)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (Western University)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Workshop (Dalton & Associates)
Strategies for Working with Indigenous Individuals Experiencing Trauma Certificate
Treating PTSD: A Compassion-Focused CBT Approach
Foundations in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario