Our Team

Well Health Counselling Team

Our fully certified professionals provide evidence-based assessment, consultation and treatment.

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Krista Sao (She/Her):

I work with individuals who have a desire for change but are unsure where to start. If you want life to be more fulfilling, but you feel held back by fear, guilt, and/or shame. You’ve engaged in new behaviours but find yourself falling back into old routines that no longer serve you in a purposeful way. You’re exhausted and just simply wish that you knew which direction to take.

 

I believe that everyone has the ability to create the life that they want, but I also understand that expectations can begin to feel heavy when you lack proper support. Agency is the greatest gift given to us and I want to help you learn how to exercise this gift with confidence. You may not realize it now, but you hold so much power!

 

Let’s uncover this power together!

 

I draw from multiple therapeutic approaches, but I often use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in practice. Holding on to happiness while trying to escape pain will only cause more suffering. You can decrease feelings of distress by learning how to accept difficult times as they come while remaining focused on your values. Learning how to effectively handle pain as another part of living can lead to a rich and meaningful life. My hope for you is that you build a healthier relationship with your experiences and how you process them. As I invite you to step out of your comfort zone, I promise to continually walk alongside you as you engage in self-discovery and healing.

 

Together we’ll find an approach that’s most suitable for you, moving at a pace that you’ll remain in complete control of.

 

Approaches Used:

 

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Mindfulness Approaches

 

Some of the areas I work with include:

 

Attention Deficit Disorder – ADHD

Anger Management Issues

Anxiety

Depression

Job Transition

Life Balance

Life Transitions

Personal Growth

Relationship Issues

Self-Esteem Issues

Stress Management

Women’s Issues

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Usman Sharif (He/Him):

Usman Sharif is a trained therapist with a passion for helping people heal from their struggles and achieve their goals. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling psychology, where he gained valuable skills and knowledge in various therapeutic approaches. Usman is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD).

 

Usman has completed extensive training in several evidence-based therapies, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). These therapies have been proven to be effective in treating a wide range of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, and more.

 

Usman specializes in trauma-focused therapies, including EMDR, ACT-Trauma and CBT-Trauma, which have been specifically designed to help individuals overcome the effects of trauma. He is also skilled in general therapy and has helped countless individuals overcome a wide range of mental health challenges.

 

In addition to his training in evidence-based therapies, Usman is a lifelong learner and is always seeking to improve his skills and knowledge in the field of psychology. He is dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest research and techniques and regularly attends workshops and conferences to expand his knowledge.

 

Usman is a compassionate and empathetic therapist who believes that the most important factor in therapy is the relationship between the therapist and client. He strives to create a safe and non-judgmental space where his clients feel comfortable sharing their deepest emotions and experiences.

 

If you’re looking for a therapist who is highly trained, compassionate, and committed to helping you achieve your goals, Usman Sharif is the right choice for you. Whether you’re struggling with the effects of trauma or simply seeking support and guidance in your life, Usman can help you overcome your challenges and live your best life.

 

Specialized training:

 

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT).

 

Some of the areas I work with include:

 

Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual

Men’s Issues

Anger Management Issues

Anxiety and/or Panic

Attention Deficit Disorder – ADHD

Bipolar Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder

Cross Cultural Issues

Depression

Dissociative Disorders

Family Conflict

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Perfectionism

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Trauma Counselling

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Shea Talbot (She/Her):

My passion to be a counsellor was sparked by witnessing the challenges faced by close family and friends dealing with mental health issues growing up. I believe that each person has the power within themselves to make the changes they desire. However, knowing where to start can feel impossible. I’m committed to tearing down the obstacles that can make seeking support feel overwhelming and out of reach.

 

In our sessions, your comfort and control are of great importance to me. I’m a firm believer in the endless possibilities for healing, understanding that each person’s journey to wellness is uniquely their own. My intention is to listen deeply to learn how I can best support you. The care I offer is to empower you and help reveal your innate resilience, embracing all that you can be.

 

My practice is guided by a humanistic approach that prioritizes authenticity, genuineness, and an unwavering positive regard for the diverse experiences of those who seek my support. I integrate narrative approaches to illuminate the unique stories that shape one’s identity and journey. Additionally, I have a particular passion for expressive arts therapy. This approach offers an opportunity to generate insights and engage emotions and feelings in a creative manner.

 

Specialized training:

 

  • Gottman Level 1
  • Complex Trauma Resource (CTR) – Dr. Chuck Geddes
  • Trauma Informed Stabilization Treatment (TIST) – Janina Fishers
  • Person-Centred Therapy (PCT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Mindfulness Techniques

 

Some of the areas I work with include:

 

Personal Growth

Relationship Issues

Stress Management

Anxiety and/or Panic

Attention Deficit Disorder – ADHD

Depression

Perfectionism

Self-Esteem Issues

Parenting

Family Relationships

Peer Relationships

Grief and Loss

Sexual and or Gender Identity

 

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Nash Tawfik (She/Her):

In life’s journey, we often encounter crossroads that can feel daunting to navigate alone. Let me extend a warm invitation for us to embark on a path of self-discovery, healing, and growth together. My goal is to offer you a welcoming and supportive space, free from judgment, where your thoughts and feelings can unfold naturally. Whether you’re weathering the storms of stress, seeking clarity amidst life’s complexities, or simply yearning for a compassionate ear, I’m here to accompany you.

 

My approach is rooted in emotionally focused and feminist theories, meaning we’ll explore your world through the lenses of emotions and relationships. I also prioritize being trauma-informed, acknowledging that our past experiences shape our present, and I’m here to assist you on that journey. I’ve worked with clients ranging from ages 13 to 80 and had the privilege of supporting individuals from diverse backgrounds, including queer folks, those experiencing grief, immigrants, refugees, and trauma survivors. My expertise lies in childhood and attachment trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, relationships, immigrants’ issues, and spirituality.

 

Think of our sessions as cozy and safe spaces where we can chat, laugh, and work through whatever challenges life throws your way. Whether you’re navigating relationships, healing from the past, or striving for personal growth, know that we are in this together.

 

 

 

Specialized Training:

 

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Sex therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Trauma and Attachments – Dr. Sue Johnson
  • Life Coaching
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy – level 1

 

Some of the areas I work with include:

 

Relationship Issues

Attention Deficit Disorder – ADHD

Attachments

Sex Therapy

Queer issues

Trauma and PTSD

Life Transitions

Spirituality and religious trauma

Grief and loss

 

 

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