A gentle place to land on your road to healing…
The world we live in can feel scary, unsafe, or stressful leading us to feel stuck, overwhelmed, lonely, confused or unhappy. Your experience deserves to be heard and seen. I invite you to a safe and collaborative environment to work through your challenges, stress or trauma to create a space of healing and thriving.
To see if we align, schedule a free and no obligation consultation. It takes courage to seek support and my commitment is for you to feel supported, seen and empowered in our work together. Learn more about the initial consultation here.
Virtual therapy with your lived experience and culture in mind.
Every individual is different which is why I use an integrative and relational approach. That means I combine different techniques to support you in reaching your desired goals, including utilizing the therapeutic relationship. My lived experience as an Afghan diaspora has shaped my approach to therapy, where I aim to support clients’ mental health from an intersectional and trauma-informed approach. I strive to understand the sociopolitical, cultural, family and historical factors that contribute to your health and healing.
Areas of Focus
- Life transitions
- Intergenerational/Colonial/Systemic trauma/healing
- Cultural identity development
- Grief & loss (including ambiguous loss)
- Parent/Caregiver issues
- Educator & teacher burnout/stress
- Neurodiversity (ADHD/Autism)
Frameworks/Approaches I embody
- Culturally responsive and Socially Just
- Trauma Informed
- Mindfulness-Based Therapy
- Emotion-Focused Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
- Internal Family Systems
Reconnecting with the road
Healing and medicine in the form of storytelling and mind-body connection have been a part of many BIPOC/SWANA cultures for decades spanning across centuries. We will work together to support you in bringing you and your people’s stories and ways of being into the therapeutic space. Attending therapy, healing wounds you may not even know were there, and uncovering your inner strengths, is individual/collective reconnecting, reclaiming and resistance in itself. I hope you will allow me to support you as you navigate this journey.
My lived experience and why I became a therapist
Therapy was never talked about in my family. For a long time, I did not believe in it or even tried to understand it. Many years ago I decided to attend therapy because I began noticing a pattern in my relational connections. I didn’t go in expecting much from the initial session or therapy in general. I continued attending therapy with a therapist who was of similar cultural background as me. I didn’t realize how important that was for me until I developed this therapeutic relationship.
Through our sessions, we uncovered my family trauma and healing of being an Afghan living in so-called Canada. I remember feeling seen. I never knew how important that was for me until I received it. I remember thinking I’d like to be invited into that space to support someone else in feeling seen. That is why I decided to become a therapist because although all of our stories and experiences are different I am a human who believes in human (and more than human kin) connection and healing. I consider myself flawed and ever involving and I am not the therapist across from you who thinks of herself as a blank slate or human-less. I believe there is power to bringing self (mindfully) into a therapy room especially when I am inviting clients to do so.
Silk Road Healing offers the following services
1:1 50 minute sessions
Consulting & Collaborating
Guest lectures, retreats, workplace team building & more
Presently Silk Road Healing is 100% virtual
Learn more about secure virtual therapy & on the FAQ page