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Shadya Marshad

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Welcome, I’m Shadya

The sky is the limit!  We’re all capable of achieving mastery in our lives.  This means feeling really good about ourselves and our life.  Yes, I believe this is doable.  It’s a process, but through acceptance and perseverance, anything is possible as long as there is a will.

I am eager to make a difference in your life.  This is what led me to do this work in the first place.  I am committed be here with you and really hear you. Stepping into your shoes allows me to feel and hear what you are saying and experiencing, so you don’t have to go through it alone.  

As we understand together what you are going through, we can start to shift your experiences so you can begin to see anything is possible. We do this by drawing on your strengths rather than looking for deficits and empowering you.  This is the way forward and along the way we can restore hope and garnish confidence. 

My Approach

You may be struggling right now, but I believe you deserve to be happy, live a full life, achieve self-sufficiency and claim your agency.  I want to support you to come out the other side of this stronger and more resilient. 

Sometimes, we need support to allow ourselves to embrace pain.  When we allow ourselves to feel pain it is mitigated from turning into misery and suffering and we heal. We work together to create a safe and non-judgmental space where this is possible.

You may have heard how the happiness we yearn for is within ourselves and how no one else is responsible for our happiness but ourselves, yet you may not know how to be happy. That’s okay, but I don’t want you to wait for someone else to make you happy!  I can support you to take back the helm and be the captain of your ship where anything is possible and you can create your own happiness.  With the right frame of mind and the right tools you truly can get you to where you want to go.

Let’s foster what is already within you so you can get to places you may have never thought possible. I’m here to take this journey with you.  Let’s create change, and while there are no easy roads,  I believe change is possible.  I am excited to share in this journey with you.

“If everything around you seems dark, look again you may be the light.” Rumi

Experience and Training

Areas of Specialty

Depression, Anxiety, Complex Mental Health and Addictions Issues, Oppression and Marginalization Related Issues, Grief and Loss, PTSD, Relational Issues.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectic Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Cultural Competency, Trauma Informed.

Credentials

Master in Social Work, Registered Social Worker (OCSWSSW) 

Insurance

**Insurance is not guaranteed, please verify with your insurance company to make sure you are covered for Psychotherapy by a Registered Social Worker.

Beyond therapy…

I enjoy taking long walks and being in nature. I really like volunteering and giving back to my community whenever I can. I also love cooking and spending time with my family; as well as watching my favourite shows and movies.

I know first-hand how a hostile environment can create a culture of apathy and anger. I also know how people can be extremely resilient in the face of extraordinary circumstances. Throughout all of my experiences, I’ve seen the real impact of marginalization and oppression and how traumatic it can be for those faced with these issues. Through my own personal experiences, I have learned to be empathetic and be able to relate to these issues that people face on a daily basis.

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One more thing….

I believe passionately that through awareness and empowerment, we can restore hope, foster resiliency and create opportunities that respect human dignity and support the process of change. Do not let anything get in the way of your recovery. You deserve nothing less…

One hour appointments:

 We do offer reduced rates - just ask! Please contact us for more info.

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$165 +hst

I look forward to accompaning you on your journey.

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