Safa Karoumi, Student Therapist
Style and Approach:
I believe that no matter how widely and beautifully different we are, we all share the same essential need to be seen, heard and understood. The best gift we could be given is someone’s presence and compassion and I strive to offer just that to my clients. I see therapy as an alliance between the client and the therapist and a collaborative effort to reach a common goal. I provide a warm, safe and non-judgemental space for my clients to share their concerns and feel all of their emotions deeply, as I aim to be a facilitator of their journey towards awareness, growth and healing.
My choice of modalities will depend on my clients’ needs and goals. My approach is trauma-informed and some of the modalities I use include psychodynamic, relational, solution-focused, mindfulness and strength-based therapies. I have a holistic approach to therapy and I look at the person as a whole by taking into account their emotional, mental, physical, spiritual and social needs in order to help them heal on a deeper level. I have volunteered at a non-profit organization to assist people dealing with anxiety, depression, work-related stress and burnout, life transitions, self-esteem and relationship issues.
I am a psychotherapist in training at the Toronto Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling Education (TCPCE), pursuing a graduate-level program recognized by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I have also received training through Gabor Mate’s Compassionate Inquiry program as well as Esther Perel’s Sessions training program in the field of relational intelligence and modern relationships. I am a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).