GUIDING YOU ON A PATH TOWARDS SELF-HEALING
Registered Psychotherapist, M.A.C.P., Lifo® Accredited Trainer
There are times in our lives that we just can not seem to get a handle on how to handle the challenges in our life. Sometimes our genetics play a role. Other times, life, and all its challenges, gets overwhelming and we forget our strengths and resources.
It happens, it is normal.
During these times, it can be helpful to work with a trained therapist to support you, illuminate the light within you, and provide acceptance, perspective, and therapeutic support as you find your way back to your healing, your own happiness and inner peace.
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, Hon. BA, Lifo® Accredited Trainer
Diviya is derived from the Hindu festival of lights, Diwali, and I like to see myself as a helper who can illuminate both your problems in a new light, and your strengths to heal during this time in your life. At the same time, it can be just as important to sit in the dark with someone you trust. That can be healing as well. It is precisely this empathy, compassion, and love that allows me to share an authentic connection with you, and hold the space that you need to heal.
Educational Background & Training
I have completed a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, am a Registered Psychotherapist, and am a member in good standing with the OACCPP (read why these are important here). I have been trained in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and obtained supervision with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; however, mindfulness, solution-focused therapy, motivational-interviewing, positive psychology, and humanistic approaches all inform my work with clients.
What does that even mean?
I believe that our thoughts and perceptions can heavily impact our lives. I work with clients to help them understand their thoughts, behaviours, emotions, and how these shape their experience in life, while training them to create distance with their experience, so they can develop tools to be their own therapist. Sometimes, we have to unlearn lessons. Other times I will work with you to accept and embrace your journey in its entirety. I believe you have the power within you to heal, and find inner peace. I can provide you with a compassionate and attentive support during your difficult time, providing you with individualized care for your unique situation. With a passion for helping people thrive, I will work with you to uncover your own internal resources to heal wounds, and find inner peace.
I’ve been privileged to work with a wide range of individuals that are living with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, stress/burnout, addictions, abuse/trauma, and relationship issues. I have also worked with clients who are feeling suicidal, and have helped them develop safety plans that are useful for them. I will provide a safe space for you to unpack what is happening, and use evidence-based therapeutic interventions that will address your needs. We tend to have similar patterns of functioning, and interacting, and sometimes all it takes is a small ripple of insight to create lasting change - if you are ready to cast that pebble to create that ripple, connect with me.
The light in me acknowledges the light in you.
I look forward to connecting and if there is a good fit, I humbly serve you as a counsellor.
GRATITUDE & MENTAL HEALTH
There are numerous ways a practice of gratitude can positively impact your mental health and happiness. Research indicated physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and professional benefits to a consistent gratitude practice.
In my therapy practice, I never force a gratitude practice (in face I recognize that sometimes gratitude can be associated with feelings of shame or guilt, and try to unpack this with clients). I prefer to work with clients to authentically reach a stage of healing in which their own genuine sense of gratitude organically emerges.