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Vidya Therapy And Communication

I work with families of LGBTQIA+ folks to help support and validate their experiences as they come to terms with their loved-ones’ explorations and expressions of identity, and working with health care providers to unpack implicit bias. I also work with folks who are Neurodivergent, folks who are struggling with chronic or newly diagnosed illness, and folks considering career change. I take a holistic view of health and well-being, and work to support client’s self-determination.

My approach is anti-oppressive, incorporates critical race theory and aims to be de-colonial. I hold and honours BSW and MSW focusing on social justice and mental health, and am completing a PhD in Medicine examining critical Whiteness in psychiatry, and the pathway to address health care provider bias.

Who I work with:

I work with adults in many areas, including:

  • Relationships and communication, including non-monogamy and kink
  • LGBTQIA+, questioning and coming out
  • Neurodivergence and managing work and family life
  • Trauma coping skills
  • Medical diagnoses and adjustment
  • – including patient, and long-term-care system navigation
  • Workplace challenges
  • Career and education transitions

I also work with teens and their families in a variety of areas, including:

  • Gender journeys
  • Sexual orientation
  • Neurodivergence
  • Medical issues
  • Career preparation and education transitions

Health Care providers and administrators: I have a special interest in supporting your work related to:

  • Burnout/ workplace stress
  • Understanding & challenging implicit bias, and promoting personal & systemic change

Service provider type:

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