Leena is Certified Canadian Counsellor, registered with The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) with license number 10004770. She has over 10 years of experience empowering clients with various issues. In her work with her clients, she takes a solution-focused and strength-based approach to help clients overcome any challenges and struggles in order to regain a healthy and satisfactory life.
Most of her professional experiences has involved working with clients from diverse cultures and backgrounds with a range of different presentations. Her personal and professional experiences and training has equipped her with skills, to not only understand your unique challenges and offer you a safe and non-judgmental environment, but to also provide you with skills to better cope and manage your struggles. She has successfully treated clients with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship problems, low self-esteem and anger management issues. She takes her work with her clients very seriously.
Leena has a B.A in Sociology and a Masters in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. Furthermore, she has been receiving training from renowned Psychiatrist/Psychologist Dr. David Burns at Feeling Good Institute and John Gottman, the expert in couples therapy. She is also certified in EMDR and seeks ongoing training and consultation to help improve her skills. Learning is her passion and she continues to enhance and expand her knowledge so she can better address your needs relating to your mental health and well-being.
Education and Training
I have a B.A in Sociology and a Masters in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. I worked at Calgary Catholic Immigration Society for over a decade where I provided advocacy and empowerment to individuals who suffered from a variety of mental health problems and other challenges relating to integration and other areas in life. I have been receiving training from renowned Psychiatrist/Psychologist Dr. David Burns at Feeling Good Institute and John Gottman, the expert in couples therapy. I am also certified in EMDR and seek ongoing training and consultation to help improve my skills. Learning is my passion and I continue to enhance and expand my knowledge so I can better address your needs relating to your mental health and well-being.
Professional Training & Certificates
- TEAM-CBT Level 2 Certification with Feeling Good Institute
- Transactional Analysis Training
- Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Gottman Method Training
- Didactical Behavioral Therapy Training (DBT)
- Motivational Interviewing Training
- Solution-Focused Training
- Cultural Diversity Training
- Emotional Intelligence Training
- Positive Psychology Training