Aisha Malik

Student Therapist
MACP (candidate)

Specialties:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Identity-Based Oppression
  • Immigrant Struggles
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Life Changes

Languages:

  • English
  • Urdu
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi

Fees:

Individual Session: $80 plus HST

Sessions may be covered under insurance plans. Please contact your insurance provider prior to making an appointment to see if Registered Psychotherapists are covered.

**Please note – Sliding scale rates are available for clients who may require financial accommodations.**

We all have our own stories and experiences that contribute to who we are and how we face challenges. Sometimes, we get so lost in the difficulties of the outside world that we forget to take care of our inner self. This can lead to us struggling with things such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, identity-based oppression, stress management, relationship concerns, intergenerational conflict, family of origin issues, immigrant struggles, and life changes. I understand how challenging these difficulties can be, and I am passionate about helping others move from fighting with their feelings to reaching their own inner peace.

I am currently in the last stage of Master of Art in Counseling Psychology at Yorkville University. I am a student member of Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists (OSRP). I am currently in the process of becoming registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I am a certified Life coach and training to become a Mindfulness Meditation teacher. I have completed Therapeutic Art Life certification. I also volunteer as a peer counselor.

When things get difficult and feel overwhelming it takes courage to reach out and ask for help. Reaching out for help is the most important thing one can do to find their inner peace, take charge, and become empowered by their own story. The way to self-love has multiple meanings to all of us. My goal is to build a therapeutic relationship with you, where you can find the means to self-compassion, self-care and forgiveness. I am dedicated to providing a safe, warm, non-judgmental space for you to work through your emotions, strengthen coping strategies, work towards your personal growth and let go of things that have been weighing you down.

My desire for helping others in a mental health field started back in 2008 when I first volunteered for St. Joseph’s Healthcare. I assisted clients with art and music therapy. After some soul searching by traveling around the world. Being a flight attendant and having a strong corporate background makes it easy for me to make new connections and build valuable bonds with all people. I realized helping others by providing counseling services is what truly makes my work and life more meaningful.

What does true happiness, peace and serenity look and feels like? The more I dig deeper I realized, happiness and peace cannot be found by chasing it. The feeling of happiness and peace has to come from within. I feel blessed and privileged enough to be living in a country that gave me the opportunity to follow my dreams. During my travels, I was surprised to see how happy some of the poorest people were. I quickly realized that even if they didn’t have much, it seemed as though they had everything and more. Our experiences in life makes us humbler. I highly believe in gratitude and valued art of giving. By working in a mental health field, I have the tools and resources that can help you seek the peace and happiness that lies within you and help make your life more full and meaningful.

I work from a holistic perspective and incorporate Mindfulness, Emotion Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. My therapeutic approach understands the cultural influences in our lives, which will be addressed in a respectful and sensitive manner. Everyone should have a safe and healing place to work through life’s difficulties. Therapy is a collaborative process. By bringing families together through therapeutic work, I will help clients have fulfilling relationships that will lead to a more meaningful life.

I look forward to welcoming you as I provide sincere support and remain compassionate throughout your journey.

I am fluent in English, Urdu, Hindi and can communicate in Punjabi which allows me to effectively work with a broad population. I volunteered at Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan as an Observer. I was able to look at mental health issues with a profound cultural lens. Having a South Asian background while being raised in Canada has made me culturally aware of Western and Eastern values, beliefs and ideologies.

I offer online counseling through a safe and confidential online video counseling platform, in addition to phone counselling and Walk and Talk therapy in Hamltion, Ontario. I am under supervision of Kayleen Edwards, Registered Psychotherapist, Roots in Wellness.

In my spare time, you can find me reading books and writing, spending time outdoors, practicing yoga and mindfulness meditation.

Contact:

Email: aisha@rootsinwellness.ca

Phone: 905-962-3173

Instagram: @blissfulmindandroots


Training & Continuing Education

Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University (Practicum Student-2021)

Member of Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists

Mindfulness Meditation Teacher certification (Present-2021)

Coacheroes Life Coach (April 2021)

Nisa Helpline Peer Counsellor Training Program (March 2021)

Canada Suicide Prevention Service Text Support Training (February 2021)

Distress Centres of Greater Toronto Helpline Training (January 2021)

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s Counselor Education Program: Telehealth 101 training (June 2020)

Therapeutic Art Life Coach Certification from Udemy (2020)

Mindfulness Life Coach Certification from Udemy (2020)

Bachelor of Arts in Labor Studies from McMaster University (2015)

Honors Broadcast and Print Journalism Diploma from Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology (2008)