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Ayisha Lewthwaite

Registered Occupational Therapist
virtual and in-person

Ayisha has a 20-year career spanning various healthcare settings including acute care, outpatient, and community services. She offers a comprehensive range of therapy services for adults and older adults. 

She has a particular focus on assisting individuals facing challenges related to cognitive impairment, mental health, addiction, and chronic pain.

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Who Can Ayisha Help?

Ayisha works with adults of all ages who struggle with cognitive impairment, mental health issues, addiction, or chronic pain issues. She has a passion for helping people learn how to develop the skills they need to live more independently and regain control over their lives.  Ayisha’s commitment to professional development keeps her at the forefront of recovery-based mental health care. Beyond individual therapy, she has developed Return-to-Work programs, led healthcare teams, and even served as an expert witness in the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Her work has been recognized through provincial funding and her expertise is further solidified through numerous certifications in specialized therapeutic approaches. Whether you're facing life transitions, acute medical needs, or the complexities of mood disorders, Ayisha's tailored and individualized care promises a pathway to improved mental health.

Cognitive Impairment

Learn to cope with your cognitive impairments by developing helpful strategies, receiving emotional support, and processing the complex feelings towards your cognitive issues.

Mental Health

Ayisha works with adults struggling to deal with work stress, life transitions, medical issues, anxiety, and mood disorders such as major depression and bipolar disorder. 

Return to Work

Returning to work after an extended absence can be difficult. Ayisha can help you manage the complex feelings you may be experiencing so you can feel confident and prepared.

Chronic Pain

Counselling can help you deal with the psychological impact of living with chronic pain and teach you to develop coping strategies to manage your condition.

Ayisha's Approaches and Modalities

Ayisha employs a wide array of evidence-based therapeutic techniques, such as mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy, exposure therapy, motivational interviewing and somatic therapy, to deliver individualized, holistic care. She collaborates closely with other health care providers to deliver individualized and evidence based treatments, aiming to improve the quality of life for her clients.
  • Motivational Interviewing
    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    Mindfulness
    Exposure Therapy
  • Somatic Therapy
    Evidence-based Therapy

More About Ayisha

When Ayisha is not working with her clients, she can be found enjoying time with her family outdoors, playing with her dogs or having a cup of coffee.
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Not sure who can help you? You can either fill out the form to be matched to a therapist that specializes in your unique situation or give us a call at (403) 588-7639.

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