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Counselling

We recognize that our lives are multi-dimensional. We might be well integrated in some components of our life and struggle in other aspects. We take on a holistic approach and our counselling sessions are designed to assist you to navigate the daily stresses of life while incorporating tools to build resiliency skills. 

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Culturally Focused Counselling

The situations that life presents us with can sometimes be daunting.  Life transitions such as a loss of a job, the breakdown of a relationship, or moving to a new country can present a whole list of challenges ....or opportunities. It all depends on how we think about the situations we find ourselves in. 


We can empathize with situations; the unfortunate series of events that might have led you to seek counselling. Situations are tangible events and they are attention grabbing BUT it is our thoughts about those situations that contribute to our present reality.  The same situation can be experienced by two different people who have completely different perspectives on the matter. 


It is not always situations that determine the outcome; rather our feelings and thoughts contribute significantly to it. Through our counselling sessions, we emphasize on the relationship between our thoughts, feelings, and behaviour. We work collectively to identify thoughts that contribute to the challenges we experience and work on replacing them with positive thoughts that lead to healthy feelings and behaviour!  


I am here to offer my support by taking on a holistic approach where counselling sessions are designed to assist individuals navigate the daily stresses of life while incorporating tools to build resiliency skills and coping strategies. I have experience working with youth and adults from various ethnic backgrounds who might be struggling with:

  • Anger Management
  • Symptoms of Anxiety
  • Symptoms of Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Intercultural Conflicts
  • Inter-generational Conflicts


I offer counselling services in English, Hindi, Urdu and Bengali.  


Treatment Approach


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)


While every counselling session is unique, my approach to counselling emphasizes on collaboratively:


  • Establishing Trust
  • Understanding the Issue
  • Developing an Action Plan
  • Developing Coping Strategies
  • Establishing Ownership and Empowerment


To accomplish such an objective, I utilize aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to understand the importance of thoughts, feelings and behaviour in dealing with our environmental stresses. 

 

Flexible Fees


I want to be as accessible as possible and offer flexible pricing options for everyone. 


Low Income Individuals:              $50 per session

Regular Fee:                                     $100 per session 

Sliding Scale:                                    $50 - $100 per session


Counselling is covered through most extended health benefit plan. Please consult with your insurance provider.  If the cost of the counselling session is a barrier, please contact nabeel.rahman@positivethought.ca to discuss pricing options.  

Affordable Fees

Low Income:              $50 per session

Regular Fee:              $100 per session 

Sliding Scale:            $50 - $100 per session 

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About the Counsellor

Nabeel Rahman, M.A., R.S.W.

Registered with OCSWSSW: 831092


I am a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) with a Master's in Immigration and Settlement focusing on development of community resources for visible minority and marginalized communities. 


Over 10 years of experience as a Counsellor, Anger Management Facilitator, Youth Worker, and Community Development Specialist equips me with a non-judgmental and empathy driven focus to develop effective therapy goals  Working with visible minorities in Toronto, Mississauga, Scarborough, and Oakville endows me with a unique skill set to design culturally sensitive sessions for individuals on supports such as Ontario Works, ODSP, and in contact with the criminal justice system. 


My lived experience as a racialized minority living with modest means for most of my life has made me understand the systemic marginalization of people of colour and its impact on our day to day lives. Factors well beyond our control often impact our ability to find material success. Such experiences creates challenges that make life overwhelming and creates situations where we experience more failures than wins.


If anything, what I have learned is not to shy away from the realities of life and recognize that material success does not always bring about happiness. Contentment can come about through focusing on our thoughts, feelings and behaviours and advocating for change through collective effort. 


To get a better idea of my personal  journey, check out my Tedx Talk on a sense of belonging for people of colour. 

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Hours of Appointment

Every Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Positive Thought Counselling

1219 St. Clair Ave West, Suite 8, Toronto, Ontario M6E 1B5, Canada

Nabeel Rahman, M.A., RSW Tel: 289-635-5578 Email: nabeel.rahman@positivethought.ca Samina Zubairi, CYW Email: samina.zubairi@positivethought.ca