Embracing Empowerment

About Us

Vision

Embracing Empowerment Counselling Services is a highly accessible Mental Health Service.

Mission

To provide quality mental health services to individuals, families, communities and organizations.

Values

We provide services with utmost respect, integrity, honesty, without prejudice and judgment.

Why Therapy With Us?

We opened our doors in 2016 with a simple idea : embracing our  flawed self that guides us  with tools to become a better version of ourselves.

 

The moment we unravel our pain and hurt in a safe space, is the moment we learn that we are human. With our falls, it teaches us that vulnerability is truly our form of strength.  Once we own it, we embrace the lessons from our pain and empower ourselves to become more resilient. 

 

We opened our doors to empower individuals across Ontario as they reach out, we reach in by  lending a hand, a listening ear and a compassionate heart through, in person, by phone and by virtual connection. 

 

This is us. 

PARUL SHAH, MSP, RSW

Founder And Psychotherapist

I believe that there is no time limit to healing, and therefore therapy goes around the client’s situation and needs. There is no wait time to seek help! I am a click away to your first session.

Internship at Embracing Empowerment Counselling Services

In the therapeutic world, internships are similar to residencies in the medical industry, where Graduate students have completed their courses and are ready to share their learning through practical training as they build their hours to fulfill their potential regulatory requirements. 


Practicum Interns gain knowledge of the therapeutic process and will have the opportunity to engage with clients.  Clients will benefit from the internship experience as it provides them with  reduced cost session fees, while receiving therapy from our interns. 


Internships are given specific limitations on whom they can provide therapy for, and therefore the importance of our Clinical Mental Health consultation will be required prior to any sessions with our interns. 


We continue to invite Graduate Students who are interested in internship/practicum at Embracing Empowerment Counselling Services, to email us directly for more information.


Introducing EECS Intern - Lindsay Becker (Qualifying) RP

I am a Graduate Student at Yorkville University studying a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. In the past, I have worked as a teacher and remain certified to teach Kindergarten through Grade 12 with additional qualifications in special education. 

 

 

 Currently, I am working part-time with the Wellness Together Canada program as an Intake Counsellor. During my time as a student, I will be seeing clients aged 11 and older. 

 

Some of my areas of interest in counselling are working with individuals suffering from anxiety and depression, low self-esteem, identity issues, grief and loss, workplace issues and relationship difficulties.  

 

As a student at Embracing Empowerment Counselling Services, I will strive to create a non-judgmental environment guided by confidentiality and compassion. My current therapeutic approach is cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive behavioural therapy and becoming a trauma-informed therapist.

 

 

As a psychotherapy intern, my style is warm and collaborative, helping clients locate and build upon the strengths and supports they already have in their lives to create meaningful change while challenging behaviours and thoughts that are no longer working. The therapeutic relationship is important to me and an area I will continue to work on while seeing clients and helping them along their journey.

 

Introducing EECS Intern - Muna Elmi

I am a Carleton University graduate student earning a master’s degree in social work. My primary area of expertise is working with and supporting children, youths, and families from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds who are facing a variety of mental health, social, and personal difficulties. During my time at Embracing Empowerment Counselling Services, I intend to work with children, youth, and adults to help them cope with cultural trauma, stress management, identity challenges, personal growth, self-compassion, and self-esteem challenges.

 

As a student at Embracing Empowerment Counseling Services, I will strive to provide a nonjudgmental setting informed by confidentiality and compassion. My therapeutic approach will be client-centered, culturally sensitive, strength-based, anti-oppressive, and narrative approach. My approach with each person I speak with is warm and genuine. I believe in empowering the client and restoring their autonomy, especially with people from racialized populations who have long been dismissed.

We Are always Ready To Guide You

I believe that there is no time limit to healing, and therefore therapy goes around the client’s situation and needs. There is no wait time to seek help! I am a click away to your first session.

Virtual Clinical Mental Health Consultation

We Offer 60 Minute Virtual Clinical Mental Health Consultation.