Anya Rameshwar, M.Psy., R.P. (Qualifying)
You have taken this first and critical step in your journey of discovery and healing, and it is a privilege to join you.
Almost daily we are asked how we are doing or worry about others, especially our loved ones. As a result, we are often left with more questions than answers. We wonder – is my schedule overpacked, and why? Am I getting enough sleep? Should I be eating better, and exercising more? Why am I always anxious? Is it normal to feel sad all the time? Is my partner happy and are my children happy? Overall we are asking, am I good enough, am I happy? Is my lifestyle conducive to the life I desire? The answers you seek and the power and strength for change are within you.
In our first session, my priority is our connection. A positive initial connection will help the therapy relationship flourish. Through therapy, we will examine different parts of your life, your memories, past experiences and where you are at present. We will work together to discover the answers within you and your life experiences. Understanding your values, your relationships, and discovering who you are will empower you to ask yourself tough questions, face challenges, increase connections, and lay a foundation for your continued growth. Using an integrative approach, I incorporate a variety of theories and tools to address your needs and concerns – Psychodynamic/Analytic Psychotherapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Attachment-Based Therapy, Trauma-Informed Therapy and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy are all part of my approach.
You are the expert on you, and I am excited to learn all about you. Your personal story matters to me, and I want to hear it in your own words. I acknowledge your truth and support you in appreciating your unique talents and strengths. Having the courage to speak your truth and sharing your experience is invaluable. We are multifaceted beings; our physical, emotional, and spiritual parts all need to be understood and acknowledged individually to comprehend our whole selves.
“I have found that if I say what I am really thinking and feeling, people are more likely to say what they really think and feel. The conversation becomes a real conversation.” ~ Carol Gilligan
Having a connection is fundamental for psychological well-being in all types of relationships, and I am passionate about the fundamental importance of connecting with others. I am interested in working with individuals, couples, families, the LGBTQ+ community, as well as those from culturally and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds in their desire to feel connected, happy, empowered, alive and seen. Our therapeutic relationship will be a safe space where you feel a sense of belonging, accepted and can explore topics such as: How can I be more successful in my relationships? I feel stuck. What can I do to change this feeling? What really matters to me?
I have a Masters in Clinical Psychology from the Adler Graduate Professional School and am pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I am a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, the Ontario Psychological Association, the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, the Ontario Society of Adlerian Psychology and the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology. As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at CFIR, I provide individual psychotherapy for adults and couples under the supervision of Dr. Lila Hakim R.P., C.Psych. – VP Client Services; Partner.
I regularly attend psychology conferences and workshops and follow current developments in relevant clinical and scientific literature.
“It takes courage to push yourself to places you have never been before… to test your limits… to break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to stay tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~ Anais Nin
- Anger & Emotion Regulation
- Anxiety & Stress
- Depression, Mood & Grief
- Family Psychology
- Interpersonal Relationships
- Self-Growth & Self-Esteem
- Sex Therapy
- Sexual Addiction
- Sexuality, Gender & Relationship Diversity
- Substance Use
- Trauma Psychology & PTSD
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Attachment-Based/Mentalization Therapy
- Client-Centered Therapy
- Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical-Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
- Emotion(ally)-Focused Therapy (EFT, EFFT)
- Existential-Humanistic Therapy
- Integrative Therapy
- Mindfulness-Based Therapies (E.G., MBSR, MBCT)
- Motivational Interviewing (MI, MET)
- Relational Therapy
- Systemic Therapy