Dr. Nisha Sangwan

My passion and focus has always been working with kids, youth and families. I excel at developing innovative and comprehensive treatment plans to improve the lives of families. I have a unique ability to connect with teens and youth, and I love helping parents help their teens and kids.

Mental health issues, especially traumatic experiences and major life stressors can significantly impact our daily lives, and make us feel disconnected from ourselves, our loved ones, and other important aspects of our life. I believe that building such connections is the key to healing. Hence, my work focuses on helping my clients build healthier perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships.

My primary focus and passion lie in the realm of anxiety, depression and trauma. I believe that every individual is unique, and one approach cannot be ideal. So, I use a range of modalities including:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Emotional Focused Tapping Therapy
  • Trauma Informed Lens
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Expressive Therapy Motivational Interviewing

With this, I attempt to use a holistic approach in counselling, bringing together emotion, thoughts and the body. In addition to trauma,

I work with issues related to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Parent-teen conflicts
  • Grief and loss
  • Substance use
  • Eating disorder
  • Gender/sexual identity.

In my approach, I encourage my clients to consider a curious perspective towards their thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations, and memories. I also incorporate tools to help my clients to loosen the grip on unhelpful narratives, thought patterns and self-beliefs.