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Zoya Sheikh

Zoya Sheikh

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Registered Social Worker
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$160.00
Sessions start at
$160.00

Zoya is here to support you with cross-cultural issues, communication skills, personal development and emotional regulation.

Right for you if:

You're experiencing unusually intense emotions, constant anxiety or persistent sadness.
You’re seeking compassionate guidance to overcome substance dependance.
You're looking for practical ways to manage stress and develop coping skills.
You want to better understand your cross-cultural identity.

Right for you if:

You're experiencing unusually intense emotions, constant anxiety or persistent sadness.
You’re seeking compassionate guidance to overcome substance dependance.
You're looking for practical ways to manage stress and develop coping skills.
You want to better understand your cross-cultural identity.
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If you’re experiencing prolonged changes in your mood and they’re affecting your overall well-being, daily functionality, and quality of life, it’s time to chat with Zoya! From extreme mood swings to depression and general emotional imbalance, Zoya can help you understand and effectively cope with your unique challenges. Zoya has an extensive background working in complex mental health, not limited to those living with bipolar, major depressive disorder, experiencing psychosis or individuals struggling with substance use. Beyond complex mental health, Zoya also supports multicultural individuals in navigating and embracing their cultural identity. As a first-generation South Asian, Zoya empathizes with the challenges of reconciling cultural values with current identity, offering a holistic approach to enhance mental well-being and self-development.

Zoya provides a safe and non-judgmental space for you to process your experiences. She works collaboratively with you to develop a plan for healing and growth, including navigating the mental health system and wellness resources. Zoya recognizes that your experience is unique and tailors her approach to fit your needs while utilizing principles of equity, diversity and inclusion. She helps you gain insight into your thinking patterns and supports you in making positive changes that align with your personal values. In session, Zoya aims to work from a place of genuine curiosity, empathy, authenticity and candour.

Outside of sessions, you can find Zoya cuddling with her cat, weight training in the early hours of the morning, or seeking new adventures in the beauty of nature. Zoya finds solace in the simplicity that the natural world has to offer. She's always up for a challenge and loves to try new things, whether it's scaling a mountain or trying a new recipe in the kitchen! Her adventurous spirit is matched only by her unwavering positivity, and she brings that same energy to her therapy practice.

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Zoya can provide sessions in English, Urdu and Hindi. ‍

What therapists say about

Zoya

Zoya’s passion for helping individuals navigate cross-cultural issues, build strong communication skills, and effectively manage difficult emotions is evident in the care she provides to her clients. She is a highly-skilled therapist who will empower you to make positive changes.
Jacqueline Lau
Registered Psychotherapist
Zoya’s passion for helping individuals navigate cross-cultural issues, build strong communication skills, and effectively manage difficult emotions is evident in the care she provides to her clients. She is a highly-skilled therapist who will empower you to make positive changes.
Jacqueline Lau
Registered Psychotherapist

More about

Zoya

Q&A

On a hot summer's day, what kind of bevy are you reaching for?
A lime Bubly with some mint and extra lime can do no wrong on a hot day. Cold pressed coconut water takes second place!
Are you a paw-rent? Tell us about your pet!
I’m a mom to a fluffy little Persian cat named Bear. She’s 7 years old (44 in cat years). She follows me around all day and doesn’t like strangers. Other than sleeping in the sun, her favourite thing to do is stand in the balcony and ponder life for long periods of time!
What song do you have on repeat right now?
Because I can’t pick just one, my top two: Angry Man by Barrie-James and Billie Bossa Nova by Billie Eilish.

Master of Social Work, University of Windsor (2021)

Bachelor of Health Studies, Honours Health Policy, York University (2016)

DBT Skills Training (Behavioral Tech/PsychWire)

Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

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