My name is Vanessa and I am a graduate of the University of Toronto's Masters of Social Work program. I am registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I have over 8 years of experience working in mental health, empowering youth and adults while they navigate changes and mental health issues. I am passionate about helping others cope effectively with life's challenges and engage in self-compassion. I also love to be in nature (originally from the Canadian Rockies)! I will be by your side while we traverse to new perspectives. As a second-generation South Asian woman, it is important to provide non-judgmental and culturally responsive support. I regularly engage in critical self-reflection and professional development to ensure that my services are anti-oppressive, trauma-informed and evidence-based.