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About Sinthuja

 

Hello, my name is Sinthuja. Thank you for reading more about me!

Sinthuja’s educational background includes a MA in Counseling Psychology from Yorkville University, a BSc in Psychology and Biology from University of Toronto and a graduate certificate in Mental Health Intervention from Seneca College. 

Sinthuja believes, an important first step in the journey of healing and self-discovery is talking with someone in a safe space. Sinthuja provides ethical, compassionate, and culturally sensitive care through a client-led practice. Sinthuja understands that no single approach is the right one for every individual. Thus, she utilizes a collaborative and eclectic approach to therapy, drawing from multiple theoretical orientations and techniques in accordance with client goals and expectations. Sinthuja’s main theoretical framework is a client-centered approach, but she also uses CBT, DBT, solution-focused, and interpersonal.

Sinthuja is passionate about de-stigmatizing mental health in minority populations and working with BIPOC and non-BIPOC individuals. She believes clients are the experts in their life and in their healing. She learns from client’s experiences to develop a better understanding of who they are and how they developed their worldviews.

 

Sinthuja’s background combined with life experiences equips her to focus on her clients with a non-judgmental stance to help them overcome their emotional distress and behavioral concerns.

MY PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

What Makes Me Stand Out

EDUCATION

  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP)

    • Yorkville University

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Biology (BSc Hons)

    • University of Toronto

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Mental Health Intervention

    • Seneca College

  • Electrocardiagram (ECG) Workshop

    • CJ Healthcare

  • Phlebotomy Workshop

    • CJ Healthcare​

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)

    • Professional Member

 

  • College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)

    • Registered Psychotherapist ​​

SPECIALITIES

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Relationship issues (e.g. family, divorce, peer, co-dependency)

  • Womxn's health

  • Anger management 

  • Emotion disturbance

  • Coping Skills

  • Grief

  • Domestic violence

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Life transition(s)

POPULATIONS

  • Individuals (ages 16+)

  • LGBTQ

  • BIPOC

TYPES OF SESSIONS

  • Video

  • Phone

  • In-person

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

  • English

  • Tamil