Multi-Cultural Counselling We are a multicultural private counselling practice focused on holistic wellness and healing through feminist and trauma-centered practices. The vision of this practice started for me at a young age, when I instinctively set myself on the path of my life’s purpose. As a result, I realized with time that I strongly value collaboration, community building, and wellness. From this perspective comes my life’s purpose of standing by others, as others stood by me along my journey. I bring this perspective to my work across various therapeutic contexts through the vehicle of counselling. I truly live in passion and joy when I’m able to help a person gain insight, change behavior through kindness to themselves, and strive to be their best selves. We are all a work in progress, and we all need a helping hand in one way or another every now and then. I’m thrilled to bring this service with respect and dignity to our community. Ready to start fresh? Book an appointment today! SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT “She keeps an attitude of humility and openness.” - Humility and openness “Excellent advocate for clients. She brings her many work experiences to assist her in informing her work. As a result she makes a positive impact on others.” - Excellent Advocate “Committed to thoroughness and professionalism.” - Thoroughness Meet Your Counsellor Hiba Khatkhat, B.A. (Honours) Psyc., MA CMHC, CCPA, RP Hiba is a highly skilled, compassionate, resilient, empathetic, recovery-oriented, & community-focused advocate dedicated to providing exceptional care & support to people. She is a Brock University Alum, who graduated with a Bachelors of Arts (Honours) in Psychology. Since then she has worked in various community mental health agencies through paid & volunteer positions. Through these experiences she has gained experiential knowledge to work effectively with individuals battling severe mental illness and addiction as well as individuals who face difficulties such as poverty, homelessness, stigma, & immigration barriers. Hiba’s innate ability to establish rapport in a quick & effective manner, to build trust, & to interact & relate to individuals, has served her well as she went on to complete her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counselling from Medaille College in Buffalo.She is passionate about helping individuals overcome trauma & to experience post traumatic growth. As well, she is an advocate of holistic wellness in its various facets. The totality of her experiences has taught her that she prefers being proactive in addressing challenges to resolve issues. Since her Masters, Hiba has built more experience in counseling couples and families, as well as applying specific interventions such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to depression & anxiety, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for Borderline Personality Disorder, Narrative Therapy, Prolonged Exposure (PE) to Trauma, & Hoarding. Her application of interventions is integrative so it meets the person where they are at. In addition, her theoretical foundation is person-centered, humanistic and feminist. This means she integrates into her interactions unconditional positive regard for the dignity of the individual, as well as, acknowledges the role of societal power imbalances across various sectors such as gender, race, sexuality & sexual orientation, and other diversity related sectors. This enables her to support the person as they recreate the narrative & story of their journey. Furthermore, she is a harm reduction advocate & believes that solutions are not always black and white.As an individual, she sees the value of exchanging knowledge individually & collectively to aid in creating healthy & strong communities. From this perspective, she is able to provide the individual with practical tools to create their desired change in their own lives. In relation to this passion about knowledge, she remains diligent in her professional development through ongoing education. Her commitment to self-examination & reflection enable her in enriching & developing her clinical abilities & therapeutic interactions. As a result, she is always honored to when her path crosses other people’s, & they allow her to accompany them on their journey. She is a non certified member in good standing with the Canadian Counseling & Psychotherapy Association, & a regulated health professional fully registered with the Ontario College of Psychotherapists (CRPO), and therefore, able to perform the regulated act of psychotherapy. Hiba provides counselling services in both English & Arabic languages fluently.