Faiza earned his Masters of Counselling Psychology in Vancouver, B.C. in 2015 and soon became a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). After returning to Ontario following her education, 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 to individuals and families looking to start a new life in a safe environment.
Outside of her work at YU Wellness, she is currently the Director of Halton Housing Services, working with the most vulnerable across Halton Region under the Wesley Umbrella. Balancing YU Wellness while maintaining a full-time position, has been nothing short of a challenge; but a challenge Faiza says she readily accepted to fulfil her passion!
Her journey towards fulfilling my dream of getting to Yellow Umbrella Wellness has not been easy. Over the past three years, Faiza has suffered through three miscarriage each one with its differences.
The emotional and psychological pain every miscarriage brought was overwhelming, isolating, and depressing for her and she hopes to use her experiences to better inform how she helps her clients.
Over the past 5 years, she has been trained in Play Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Attachment as well as Mindfulness. Faiza says she has found her element and passion in using EFT to work with couples through their relationship concerns, and with women who have fertility issues.
Languages offered: English, Urdu and Hindi
“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.
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