Reena Vanza

MSc, MA, Registered Psychotherapist
Who I help
Adults, couples
What I help with
Depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss

About Reena

Reena Vanza, a dedicated registered psychotherapist, brings over 15 years of rich experience in the mental health field, showcasing a multifaceted career that spans research, teaching, supervision, case management, and community advocacy. Reena extends her impact nationally, leading mental health teams across Canada for transitional homes that support women and children escaping violence.

In her role as a psychotherapist, Reena focuses on working with individuals, couples, and groups, specializing in trauma, anxiety, grief, depression, parenting, and burnout. Her compassionate approach creates a safe space for clients to navigate their challenges. With a client-centred perspective, Reena gently guides individuals to confront the impact of their past on the present, fostering insight and facilitating a journey towards mindful and fulfilling living.

Reena has played a pivotal role in supporting women and children escaping violence, survivors of trauma, individuals grieving the loss of a loved one, and those navigating transitions in family life or experiencing burnout at home or work.

Embracing a holistic approach that considers body, mind, and soul, Reena ensures a culturally sensitive, trauma-informed, and client-centred lens in her practice. Her diverse skill set includes training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, CBT for Trauma, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Mind-Body approaches, Mindfulness, and Narrative Therapy.

For clients who identify as Muslim, Reena offers faith-based therapy upon request. Furthermore, her ability to facilitate sessions in Urdu, Punjabi, and Hindi, coupled with a working knowledge of Gujarati, Kutchi, and Swahili, exemplifies her commitment to creating an inclusive and accessible therapeutic space. Reena stands as a beacon of support, guiding clients towards healing, self-discovery, and a more balanced life.


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