Who I helpChildren, Adolescents, Families
What I help withSocial skills, ADHD, OCD, anxiety, emotional regulation
LanguagesEnglish, Gujarati, Urdu
Zainab is a Registered Social Worker who graduated from the University of Toronto with a masters in social work, specializing in children and families.
In addition to her role at Cedarway Therapy, Zainab works at the George Hull Centre for Children and Families, with children and youth who are experiencing significant emotional, behavioural, social and mental health difficulties. Zainab has a particular interest in helping children and youth overcome various stressful challenges that stand in their way of daily functioning and well-being preventing them from being their best selves. Zainab works in a collaborative way that engages children and their parents/caregivers in the therapeutic process that ensures safety and connection for the family unit. Her work with children and adolescents also involves providing parents/caregivers support, tools, strategies to lessen the emotional burden and instill hope.
Zainab works with youth of all ages with an expertise to with youth who are struggling to regulate feelings, express their emotions, and who have attachment difficulties with family and caregivers. She also provides psychotherapy to adolescents who struggle with depression, various, anxiety disorders, self-harm, low self-esteem and family functioning.
Zainab is trained in various modalities and their application to children and adolescents including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), as well as Mind-Body theories. She ensures that her work is trauma-informed, collaborative, non-judgemental and attachment-based.
Zainab has conversational fluency in Urdu and Gujarati.
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