Therapist at a Glance:
Therapies Practiced: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Populations Served: Adolescents and Adults
Services Offered: Individual Therapy
Treatment Specialties: Trauma, Relationship Issues, Separation/Divorce, Parenting/Attachment struggles, Anxiety/Depression/Mood Disorders, Grief and Loss, Substance Use/Abuse, Anger Management, Personal or Job Stress, Domestic Violence, Adjusting to Life in Canada
Languages Spoken: English, Arabic
Insurance Information: Registered Psychotherapist (RP)
Session Fee (50 minutes): $135
Hiba is a highly skilled, compassionate, resilient, empathetic, recovery-oriented, and community-focused advocate dedicated to providing exceptional care and support to people. She is a Brock University Alum who graduated with a Bachelors of Arts (Honours) in Psychology. Since then she has worked in various community mental health agencies through paid and volunteer positions. Through these experiences she has gained experiential knowledge to work effectively with individuals battling severe mental illness and addiction as well as individuals who face difficulties such as poverty, homelessness, stigma, and immigration barriers.
Hiba's innate ability to establish rapport in a quick and effective manner, to build trust, and relate to individuals served her well as she went on to complete her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counselling from Medaille College in Buffalo.
She is passionate about helping individuals transform pain into healing, overcome trauma, and experience post traumatic growth. As well, she is an advocate of holistic wellness in its various facets.
Since her Masters, Hiba has built more experience in counselling couples and families, as well as applying specific interventions such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) for Borderline Personality Disorder, Narrative Therapy, Prolonged Exposure (PE) to Trauma, and EMDR. Her application of interventions is integrative so it meets the person where they are at.
In addition, her theoretical foundation is person-centered, humanistic, and feminist. This means she integrates into her interactions unconditional positive regard for the dignity of the individual, as well as, acknowledges the role of societal power imbalances across various sectors such as gender, race, sexuality & sexual orientation, and other diversity-related sectors. This enables her to support the person as they recreate the narrative and story of their journey. Furthermore, she is a harm reduction advocate and believes that solutions are not always black and white.
As an individual, she sees the value of exchanging knowledge individually and collectively to aid in creating healthy and strong communities. From this perspective, she is able to provide the individual with practical tools to create their desired change in their own lives.
In relation to this passion about knowledge, she remains diligent in her professional development through ongoing education. Her commitment to self-examination and reflection enables her in enriching and developing her clinical abilities & therapeutic interactions.
As a result, she is always honoured when her path crosses other people's, and they allow her to accompany them on their journey.
She is a non-certified member in good standing with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, and a regulated health professional fully registered with the Ontario College of Psychotherapists (CRPO).
Hiba provides counselling services in both English & Arabic languages fluently.