Poonam T Dhir

Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCC, MLT

She/Her/Hers

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(289) 807-2732

Poonam T Dhir

Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCC, MLT

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Hope & Joy Psychotherapy
1333 Sheppard Avenue East
North York, ON M2J
(289) 807-2732
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Additional Location

Comprehensive Treatment Clinic (addiction & Drugs)
1154 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, ON M4J
(289) 807-2732
Announcement icon Individual (DBT, CBT) & Couples Therapy available digitally via Zoom, WhatsApp, Skype and phone to help manage COVID-19-related issues.

About

Clinical Therapist with an esteemed mental health agency; trained in Couples Counselling, CBT, DBT, Mental Health & Addictions; an NIHB approved Therapist for Indigenous people; Fluent in English, Hindi/Urdu & Punjabi. Provide therapy for mental health-related issues, addictions, relational/marital conflicts, & personality disorders, e.g., BPD & OCD; also works with forensic (domestic violence, DUI, minor crime) & MVA clients (under HCAI & SABS). Provide culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive strength-based therapy to people from diverse cultural, gender, & religious backgrounds.
Provide therapy to persons struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD & trauma, abuse, addictions, interpersonal conflicts, behavioural issues (emotional dysregulation), grief & loss, guilt, and shame; also work with persons referred from Criminal Justice System, such as Domestic Violence, DIU or minor crime; also provide therapy to MVA cases.
As a survivor of complex traumas, I trust that what is right with us is greater than what is wrong with us and resilience in us contributes significantly towards our growth. I strive to help my clients access their innate motivation, self-agency, self-determination, and inner goodness to reconstruct their narratives & live meaningful & fulfilling lives.
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Finances

  • Cost per Session: $110 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Cheque, Mastercard, Visa, Wire
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Alliance
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Canada Life | Great-West Life
  • First Health
  • First Nations Health Authority
  • Great-West Life
  • Green Shield Canada
  • Kaiser
  • LifeWorks | Morneau Shepell
  • Manulife
  • Medavie Blue Cross
  • Pacific Blue Cross
  • SunLife
  • The Co-operators
Can get prior-approval for NIHB plans (First Nations); submit HCAI/SABS to MVA insurers; direct billing for Medavie Blue Cross & GSC
Email me or call (289) 807-2732 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 2 Years
  • Licence: Ontario / 007973
  • School: UoT; Wilfred Laurier; OISE; UoG
  • Year Graduated: 2019
Masters degree majoring in psychotherapy; advanced training in: DBT, CBT, Couples & Family Therapy, Mental Health & Addictions, Buddhism.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association / 10002536
  • Certificate Date: 2017
  • Certificate: The College of Registered Psychotherapist of ON. / 007973
  • Certificate Date: 2018

Poonam T Dhir's Groups

Hope & Joy Therapy and Support Group

Do you want to talk about personal, relational, psychological, or spiritual or anything that feels important to you? Some of the themes we can explore in our discussions: How do I deal with my sadness, anger, grief, fears, anxiety, guilt or shame? Why I do what I do - addictions, unhealthy habits, or negative thinking? How do I find meaning or purpose of my life or make sense out of my suffering? Can positive psychology and spirituality help me develop more hope, empathy, gratitude or forgiveness? How do I develop Mindfulness, loving-kindness, compassion and empathy towards the self and others?

More about this group

Location

Hope & Joy Psychotherapy
1333 Sheppard Avenue East
North York, ON M2J
(289) 807-2732
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Other Location +

Additional Location

Comprehensive Treatment Clinic (addiction & Drugs)
1154 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, ON M4J
(289) 807-2732
Specialties
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Coping Skills
  • Court-mandated counselling for DIU etc.
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infidelity
  • LGBTQ; Ethnic/Racial; Immigrant; cultural broker
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Racial Identity
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Hindi, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu, Punjabi and Urdu
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Vegan Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Couples Therapy
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

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Last Modified: 13 Aug 2022
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Poonam T Dhir

Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCC, MLT