I have extensive experience working with people from all walks of life. But, you came here looking for help supporting your challenges. You know that I believe that life is not only about finding ways to survive life's obstacles, but also to thrive in them.
Whether you are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, grief, transitions, addictions, traumas, LGBTQ identity expression, work burnout or compassion fatigue - please know that together we can not only overcome them, but also thrive and flourish alongside them,
With my evidenced-based approaches that I integrate based on your specific needs, I support clients in becoming ready and empowered to manage their challenges and to find specific ways to support sustainable change. I operate from the following therapeutic approach: Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotions-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Radical Compassion, and Positive Psychotherapy. Ultimately, these mean that these approach will work for you within our working relationship.
A little about me, I was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, and my parents immigrated from India in the 1970s. I was raised an Indo-Muslim household and went to French immersion school. Being from Toronto, I experienced many cultural perspectives: young old, rich poor, traditional modern, religious secular, advantaged and disadvantaged. I recognize my identity as a cis-gendered queer male, plays a role in every relationship - as will yours. My passion for enhancing well-being of myself and others cannot be written about but experienced. In a free consultation, let's see if we make. a good fit.
Listen, change is hard. Sometimes it's not even necessary. Let's start with where you are right now, and we will together see what awesome skills, attitudes and knowledge you will use to improve our world.
Our mission in life is not to merely survive, but to thrive; and to do so with passion, compassion, humour, and style. - Maya Angelou, paraphrased.
Asim Ashraf Reaches
Clients throughout Ontario