Safa Ali

Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
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Safa Ali

Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

Toronto, ON M6G
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon I will be holding sessions over video or phone to ensure everyone's safety and am open to sliding scale fees for those who need it.

About

Therapy is not about eliminating all problems or "fixing" yourself, but is simply a way of stepping back from your life in order to examine it more deeply. My approach encourages change that emerges from understanding - rather than fighting with- yourself. This is the foundation on which you can increase your ability to manage difficult emotions and thoughts, improve your connection with others, work through past experiences, or make important life choices. I am grounded in trauma-informed, harm-reduction, and social justice frameworks, and have worked extensively with trauma and substance use in a community mental health setting.
I have experience working with a broad range of challenges, including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, parenting, sexuality and gender identity exploration, body image, trauma and post-traumatic stress, life transitions, substance use, dissociation, self-harm, grief, and existential issues (identity, meaning, purpose).
My aim is to create a safe and trusting therapist-client relationship through which we work together to explore issues at a pace that feels right to you. Depending on what is needed, I tend to work with person-centred, emotion-focused, mindfulness/compassion-based, internal family systems, and attachment-based approaches to therapy.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: Up to $140
My services can be claimed if you have an extended benefits plan that covers psychological services provided by Registered Psychotherapists.
Email me or call with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 9 Years
  • Licence: Ontario / 008734
  • School: University of Toronto
  • Year Graduated: 2015

Endorsements

Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RSW

Location

Toronto, ON M6G
Offers online therapy

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This location is easily accessible from:

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Postal Codes
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Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Compassion Focused
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Towns/Cities
Postal Codes
Neighborhoods
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2021
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Safa Ali

Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP