We at Yellow Umbrella Wellness know that seeking help is a tough task. As Registered Social Workers and Psychotherapists, we are formally trained to help you and your mental health needs with compassion and care.
Our mission is to safely provide hope, health, and empowerment through professional counselling so you can become a positive agent of change during your journey to recovery. Together, we will improve areas in your life where you feel uninspired or unmotivated, so you can grow in your life journey.
We work with you in therapy to nurture your self-realization, help you reach your potential, expand your self-awareness, and reach higher levels of achievement and ability.
It is the embodiment of our uniqueness that allowed us to come together on this journey to help you on yours. Our lived experiences provide us with hands-on understanding on how to provide effective therapy to our clients.
Faiza earned her Masters of Counselling Psychology in Vancouver in 2015 and soon became a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
Faiza started working with Wesley, a non-profit organization, to support Syrian Refugees who were new to Canada in 2015 offering settlement and mental health support.
“An advocate for change against violence and the immigration process and all the impacts of assimilating within the Canadian Culture”
After leaving an abusive relationship, Maureen wanted to use her lived experiences to pursue a career in something that would lead her to help others. She is currently a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
I was born in Toronto and raised in the GTA. I attended York University, where I received my bachelor’s in Business and a Certificate for Medical Admin through Sheridan. I am a mother of 3 beautiful humans and 1 dog baby.
Throughout my life I encountered many obstacles; many of which I can now see, deeply affected my mental health. From being a teen mother, finding my way around postpartum emotions, to diving into a job where the environment was so toxic that I started questioning myself.
From a survivor of childhood trauma to a trauma-focused psychotherapist, Misha knows firsthand how significant life changes can impact your overall physical and emotional wellness.
With 10+ years of experience in the field of social services, Misha has supported youth and adults from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life. She also has extensive experience working with marginalized populations who have faced complex social issues such systemic oppression and racism, intergenerational trauma, and conflict with the law.
In addition to mental health therapy, we specialize in therapy that focuses on immigration processes & newcomer transitions to Canada, as well as infertility issues and its effects on relationships. Through our psychotherapeutic supports we work with you to help manage your stress and anxiety, and to work through your mental health concerns.
At Yellow Umbrella Wellness, we offer one-on-one as well as group and family counselling options. You can expect to develop an increased understanding of yourself and your stressors, as well as healthy ways to manage the daily struggles that can leave you feeling unmotivated, unsuccessful, and unhappy. Together, we can address the self-protective behaviours that no longer serve you.
We use a number of different models and approaches to inform the type of services we provide. You can expect to discuss this further during your initial counselling/psychotherapy session.
We work with children aged 4+, youth, couples and adults for issues that are current or working on past traumas.
Children & Families Therapy
Counselling for New Comers
Anxiety & Depression