Sanjay Govindaraj

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, MAES

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Sanjay Govindaraj

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, MAES


Location

Offers online therapy

Aligned Health
745 Bridge Street West
Waterloo, ON N2V
(833) 267-4057

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Additional Location

Frontline Forward
45 Shirley Avenue
Kitchener, ON N2B
(519) 742-5409
Announcement icon All sessions are both online and in-person at this time, I am still accepting new clients and am offering phone and video sessions via Zoom
I realize how deeply vulnerable sharing personal stories can be, especially experiences of trauma, illness, grief, addiction or depression. My priority is creating a safe, compassionate and respectful space; one where I provide guidance instead of judgement. I am sensitive, flexible, and responsive to those needs and build trust by listening compassionately to your concerns. I use proven techniques and approaches to help you discover your true potential. My holistic approach to counselling, considers how the body, mind, and spirit work together towards finding balance and health.
Experienced in helping with depression, anxiety, gender identity, grief, emotional relationship, infertility and family concerns. Specialised in treating complex PTSD for First responders and military. Trained in EMDR, CBT, and Mindfulness I offer short-term counselling to address immediate concerns, and long term counselling to address complex issues.
In our journey together, I will help you express your feelings, gain awareness, resolve conflict, and help your perspectives and behavior to evolve so that you can make mindful choices. Collaboratively, we will work to develop strategies and actions that will empower you to take the lead in your own healing and recovery process.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $110 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Green Shield Canada
  • Manulife
  • Medavie Blue Cross
  • Meridian
  • SunLife
Please check with your insurance provider for coverage by Registered Social Worker/Psychotherapist.
Email me or call (833) 267-4057 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 26 Years
  • Licence: Ontario / 812411
  • School: University of Waterloo
  • Year Graduated: 2004

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Tata Institute of Social sciences / Masters in Social Work
  • Year graduated: 1994
  • Licence No. and Province: 812411 Ontario College of Social workers and Social Services Workers

Location

Aligned Health
745 Bridge Street West
Waterloo, ON N2V
(833) 267-4057
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Frontline Forward
45 Shirley Avenue
Kitchener, ON N2B
(519) 742-5409
Specialties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Chronic Pain
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Hindi, Kannada and Tamil
Faith: Hindu
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Sanjay is a through and competent Psychotherapist. His experience is extensive. They are well trained, insightful and compassionate.
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Sanjay Govindaraj, MSW, RSW, MAES, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Waterloo

Sanjay Govindaraj

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, MAES