“I Am Human First”
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.
Throughout her career, Misha has spent a considerable amount of time in classroom settings and strives to empower her clients with useful knowledge and actionable strategies to reach their highest potential.
Misha holds an Honour’s degree in Applied Science and has received specialized training in Inner Child Work, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and Trauma Informed Care.
Misha is a Registered Social Service Worker and Psychotherapist, in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) as well as the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP).
Misha identifies as a South Asian, first-generation immigrant. She is a wife and full time working mom (to a rainbow baby). However above all else, she identifies as “Human First”.
“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.
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.
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