Deema (she/hers) believes the relationship you have with your counsellor should be filled with trust, reliability, comfort and warmth. She works alongside you to create a safe space for you to come in and simply be yourself. She understands that being vulnerable can be scary and she views it as a beautiful and honest experience to be shared in a safe, open space. She feels honoured and privileged to hold space for you as she supports your mental wellness journey.
Deema primarily practices from a Person Centred Therapy approach with the inclusion of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness when useful. She believes that a collaborative approach to counselling will encourage and facilitate personal growth towards an individual’s therapeutic goals. We all have our own battles, some feel easier to deal with than others. Regardless of the weight they carry, we shouldn’t have to deal with them alone.
Deema holds a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Calgary and she is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Her counselling experience has ranged from supporting a diverse range of individuals from different stages of life and backgrounds. She has experience helping people struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationships, self-esteem, boundary setting, stress, crisis, grief and loss, and substance use.
Outside of Peak, Deema can be found reading, painting or candle-making – she’s always trying to learn something new!