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There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

Maya Angelou

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.

Maya Angelou

Creating wellness, step by step, with Salima.

Dare to Heal... Let's Talk!

Whether your struggle is related to stress, anxiety, depression, grief, confidence, or personal growth and resilience… I am here to help!

I help high achievers like, entrepreneurs, healthcare executives and the corporate professional explore their path to gaining stability, growth, relief and equilibrium.

Uncover and let go of the past and move through the discomfort while being comfortably uncomfortable. Let’s heal together and conquer your fears and obstacles, embrace your shifts, and claim your future self. 

Invite me on your journey to creating wellness step-by-step… I am here to help!

Together, we will create a pathway that leads to inner satisfaction, external progress, and an overall sense of groundedness.

Who You Are

People that know you would say that you are a top performer, maybe married to your work, a go-getter, and one that not only talks the talk but walks the walk.

You are the kind of individual that not only has high standards for those you interact with – personally and professionally, but you also have perfectionistic tendencies and have set the bar extremely high for yourself and accept nothing less.

You have worked hard to get yourself to where you are with dedication, focus and sacrifice. Perhaps have given up a great deal to be where you are today and have juggled and overcome multiple challenges coming from left field that have landed right in front of you.

When people see you, what they know about you is your great life that they secretly envy, you have it all, education, career, financial stability, hobbies that you commit to, and a solid support system…

What they don’t know… is that you are not just tired, you are exhausted, you haven’t a clue about work-life balance, if you had it your way, you would curl up in a ball and not get out of bed wishing that you are not letting others around you down.

Transformation and growth - if you can let go of the past and embrace the present, you can successfully embark on the future you desire, deserve and can attain.

Here to Help

Whether you are experiencing excessive worry and anxiety, some kind of stress or depressed feelings, or can’t shut that inner critic up or show your self-doubt whose boss, or need some self-love and learn how to show yourself compassion… I am here to help… creating wellness step-by-step… tailor made approaches… to help you transform and get back on track.

If any of this resonates with you so far… let’s talk.

By engaging in counselling services provided by Salima at ‘DARE TO HEAL… Let’s Talk,’ this is an effective way to explore, discover, and reclaim your life and learn how to handle new situations adequately and old situations in new ways.

I am committed and dedicated to clients who are determined to uncover underlying issues and blocks, which may prevent uncovering, unleashed potential in healing. If you are ready to work hard… so am I.

I am here to help.

I'm here to help. Creating wellness, step by step.

Here's How I Help...

Excessive Worry and Anxiety

It is imperative to be able to understand the difference between worry and anxiety. Worriers can be both unproductive and productive, it is helpful to differentiate between current and future problems, and important to learn how worry can be dealt with before it transforms into an anxiety state.

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Situational stress and depression

Situational Stress though temporary and varied in presentation, it comes with both physical and emotional symptoms, which can be managed appropriately. Clinical Depression is a medical illness that negatively impacts how you think, feel, act, with overall decreased functioning ability.

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Perfectionism and resiliency

The ability to adapt and respond continuously in life is known as resiliency and is an important trait to enhance and work towards. Perfectionism on the other hand, is a roadblock to progress. Moving away from extreme perfectionism has many benefits. Click the link below to find out more.

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Sleep troubles and insomnia

Sleep difficulties can affect physical and mental health -- signs like, lacking daytime focus, headaches, irritability, fatigue, trouble falling or staying asleep are indicators to be aware of. I can help you address these symptoms before it turns into sleeplessness or full-blown insomnia.

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What makes me different?

Mindful Psychotherapy

Mindful Psychotherapy is the culminations of emotion focused therapy embedded with person centered approaches utilizing meditative states to look inwardly for one’s own personal growth and development. 

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Clinical Hypnotherapy

Clinical Hypnotherapy uses guided relaxation, intense concentration, and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness that is sometimes referred to as ‘trance state’. 

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Other Experiential Therapies

Psychodrama and Sociometry are both forms of experiential therapies. Psychodrama is an  action method of psychotherapy, in which clients use spontaneous dramatization, role playing, and dramatic self-presentation to investigate and gain insight into their lives. 

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Dare to Heal Brings You...

A convenient booking portal

Our convenient portal gives you the ability to book around the clock.

Quick response times

We respond to every query within 24-48 hours of receipt.

Quality and dedication

We place an emphasis on continued training and development.

Take your needs seriously

We value client feedback and administer satisfaction surveys.

Physician collaboration (with consent)

With your permission, we keep all relevant health providers engaged.

Adaptable and tailored treatment plans

We provide customized treatment plans based on individual needs.

Supporting You in Current Times


250 Harding Blvd, Suite 401
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 9M7