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Nabeela Syeda
Individual Therapy, Intern Therapist

As a student psychotherapist, Nabeela aims to create a collaborative and supportive environment where her clients’ unique identities and experiences with mental health are considered and respected. Nabeela believes that our cultural and religious identities can be called on as sources of strength. She approaches mental health holistically with a client-centered and strengths-based model that places the client as the expert of their experiences. She integrates elements of different approaches to therapy to best suit her client’s individual needs. She draws from Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Psychodynamic therapy. Nabeela works with adults to improve their experiences with a wide range of mental health concerns, including but not limited to self-esteem and empowerment, body dysmorphia, immigrant experiences, intergenerational trauma, life transitions, and stress-management. 

 

Nabeela has valuable experiences in providing family therapy and parent skills training to parents of children diagnosed with ADHD or other conduct disorders. In addition, she has provided support for youth in a variety of contexts, including but not limited to fostering self-identity in Muslim women, aiding in navigating stressors in university students, and empowering young girls diagnosed with eating disorders. She is dedicated to her community and is constantly challenging herself in utilizing her skills and passion in supporting, empowering, and bettering the experiences of those around her. 

 

Nabeela holds an undergraduate honours degree from the University of Toronto in psychology, specializing in mental health. She is currently pursuing a Master of Education degree from the University of Toronto, within the Counselling and Psychotherapy field. She is working towards registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists in Ontario (CRPO). In addition, Nabeela holds certifications in mental health first responders and applied suicide intervention (ASIST).

 

In her personal time, Nabeela enjoys getting herself lost in thriller and mystery novels, spending time outdoors, and trying out her hand in baking new desserts.

 

Nabeela’s empathetic nature and desire to create social change in the mental health field are qualities that guide her approach to developing a meaningful connection with her clients and make a positive impact on their wellbeing. She uses her skills and training in a thoughtful manner to provide a safe space for her clients and to help people face the challenges of life, big and small, with a bit more resilience and hope.

 

To book an appointment or learn more, please email nabeela@psychotherapyinthecity.com

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