I am a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers with a Master's in Immigration and Settlement focusing on development of counselling and community resources for undeserved and racialized communities.
My career as a Counsellor, Anger Management Facilitator, Youth Worker, and Community Development Specialist equips me with a combination of non-judgmental and empathy driven focus to develop effective counselling goals. Throughout the course of my experience, I have facilitated thousands of therapy sessions and workshops in mental health, community engagement, intercultural understanding and leadership. Working with equity deserving communities for over 13 years in Toronto, Mississauga, Scarborough, and Oakville endows me with a unique skill set to design culturally sensitive counselling sessions for clients.
I offer counselling services in English, Hindi, Urdu and Bengali.
My lived experience as a racialized person 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 create challenges that make life overwhelming and situations where we experience more barriers than opportunities.
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.
Expertise in Counselling, Stress Management, Anxiety, and Life Transitions
Samina - my beautiful wife left this earth to join her Creator on September 8, 2022 after a brief but brave battle with cancer. We were a husband and wife team with over 13 years of experience working in social services and community development. Her impact will continue to be felt through the work of Positive Thought Counselling as we honour her committment to making a positive impact in the community.
As an ongoing project that exemplifies her character, passion, and desire to impact individuals' lives positively, her family is collaborating with Nisa Homes, a not-for-profit charity that provides a safe haven and support services for women and children fleeing domestic violence, poverty and or seeking asylum. On her behalf, we will be collecting contributions to provide Nisa Homes’ clients with access to education and certifications that will increase their chances of success as they integrate back into the community. Samina worked in many settings where she touched the lives of many and left a positive lasting impact, Nisa Homes being just one of them.
If donating to this initiative would be of interest to you. Please click on the link below: https://nisahomes.com/samina-zubairi-fund/
1388 Cornwall Rd| Unit C| Oakville, ON L6J 7W5
Positive Thought is located on the Second Floor - White Birch Clinic
Nabeel Rahman, M.A., RSW Tel: 416-856-2661 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a Toronto based grassroots organization providing counselling services to enrich the lives of vulnerable individuals and provide coping strategies in navigating the daily stresses of life. We also provide creative workshops for community agencies, offering a variety of workshops that are customized to meet the needs of at-risk and racialized groups because the need is apparent now than ever before.
Our professional development workshops can help community workers with program development, community outreach and intercultural awareness to ensure your organization is addressing the needs of marginalized groups from an inter-disciplinary perspective.
We see first hand the negative impacts structural barriers has on equity deserving groups. Through our lens and commitment, we are dedicated to:
Here at Positive Thought, 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 workshops are designed to assist individuals navigate the daily stresses of life while incorporating tools to build resiliency skills and coping strategies.
Contact us at email@example.com to find out how we can better support you.
All of our counselling sessions utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy to exploring the relationship between our thoughts, feelings and actions.
Immigrant Youth Living In Low Income Households and Their Experience With Settlement Agencies