Trauma Mental Health Counselling

Our Trauma Mental Health Counselling program employs an evidence-based, trauma-focused model which centres the needs of the client.

Clients work with our team to define the goals and outcomes they would like to achieve through therapy, including an individualized plan to identify indicators of change and track progress. The program is committed to transparency, accountability and informed consent in all decisions regarding the women and their children.

Some of the topics and goals addressed through the program include exploring and recognizing the after-effects of trauma, learning new self-regulating strategies to manage overwhelming emotions, understanding and changing relational patterns, and improving self-care.

North York Women’s Shelter counselling program is currently accepting new clients. Interested individuals can contact our counsellor directly at or (437) 777-3399 for more information.

About Isha, NYWS Trauma Mental Health Counsellor:

Hi! I am a certified clinical counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association with experience providing individual and group counselling in communities, schools and direct service settings. As a counsellor with the North York Women’s Shelter, I provide individual counselling services to self-identified women, and children. My approach is anti-racist, LGBTQ2+ positive, and eclectic, drawing on narrative, person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and strength-based approaches to therapy

Through a warm, non-judgmental and collaborative approach we will work towards creating a safe and compassionate space for us to explore your inner thoughts, feelings, strengths, and challenges.

My areas of focus are:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress and Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Personal Development
  • Life Transitions
  • Identity Issues