Life is hard enough. Therapy does not need to be overly stressful. For this reason I take a relaxed approach, infusing light humour while discussing some of your deepest thoughts and concerns. My aim is for your time with me to be one of the best parts of your week, because it is where you know you can be your authentic self with a warm and non-judgemental supporter.
My approach is founded on having both a commitment to truth and living life with intention as the formulas to successfully overcoming mental health challenges and achieving the vision you have for your life. Therapy can work for anyone when there is a strong relationship between the client and therapist. For this reason I prioritize building a strong therapeutic partnership with my clients --- that is grounded on transparency, empathy, and unconditional support.
Nakasha is a registered social worker specializing in mental health. Before entering private practice, she served as the University of Calgary’s Mental Health Consultant where she was the primary on-campus therapeutic support for the university’s staff, faculty, and post doctorates as well as the designated mental health subject matter expert for staff facing initiatives. While there she was the author and co-developer on a number of institution wide protocols, processes, and programs. She was also the lead clinician for critical incident debriefs for individual staff, teams, and faculties/ departments following on campus fatalities and various other critical incidents.
Nakasha also has specialized training and experience providing both individual and group therapy to first responders and their families in dealing with operational stress injuries, and is an Alberta Firefighters Association endorsed clinician in the treatment of first responder trauma and operational stress injuries. Her extensive trauma training include Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT), and Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PET), which she effectively applies in the treatment of all adult populations. Her breadth of experience includes work with the Government of Alberta, patients accessing community public health facilities, and primary and secondary school divisions — supporting school aged youth.
Nakasha now works in private practice supporting individuals, couples, families, and groups while continuing to provide nationwide crisis management support to major corporations. Nakasha is dual licensed in Ontario and Alberta, therefore clients of both provinces are eligible for reimbursement through their private extended health insurance providers.