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Poonam Dhir, RP, RMFT, CCC, C.C.C., RMFT

Offers Virtual appointments only
  • Psychotherapist
  • Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars. 27 rating(s).
Accepting new patients

Provider's hours

Sunday
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Friday
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Saturday
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Description

Registered Psychotherapist; Registered Marriage & Family Therapist, & NIHB approved therapist (for Indigenous persons); working as a Clinical Therapist with CMHA. Extensive experience in CBT, DBT, Couples Therapy, Sex Therapy (sexual dysfunction & sexual offence ), Addictions (substance use, sex, gambling), Grief counselling, trauma (abuse), Forensic Therapy (minor crimes, DUI) & group therapy; provides culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, strength-based interventions to clients from diverse cultural, race, gender, & religious backgrounds; fluent in Hindi/Urdu & Punjabi.

Conditions

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Compulsive gambling
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse or Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Fears / Phobias
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, loss, bereavement
  • Infidelity
  • Loneliness
  • Mental Disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Obsessive- Compulsive (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Postpartum depression
  • Post-traumatic stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex, sexuality, intimacy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Workplace stress

Services

  • Applied behavior analysis
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Culturally sensitive therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Emotionally focused therapy
  • Family counselling
  • Forensic therapy
  • Group counselling
  • Marital counselling
  • Marriage and family therapy
  • Narrative therapy
  • Positive psychology
  • Relationship counselling
  • Therapeutic intervention
  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy

Clientele

  • Adults (18+)​
  • Couples​
  • Families​
  • LGBTQ2+
  • Seniors (65+)​
  • Teens (13-17)​

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu

Professional designations

  • Canadian Certified Counsellor (C.C.C.)
  • Registered Marriage & Family Therapist (RMFT)

Education

  • • Masters in social work , WLU, 2021-Present
  • • Certificate in DBT , WLU, 2021
  • • Advanced Certificate in Couple and Family Therapy Studies, UoG, 2023
  • • Masters in Pastoral Counselling w/Certificate in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy
  • (a CRPO accredited program), UoT, 2019
  • • Diploma in Buddhism and Mental Health, UoT, 2019
  • • Certificate in Mental Health and Addictions 2017 – Present, TMU.

Professional associations

  • • The College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario (CRPO) 2018-Present 2018-Present
  • (Full member, in a good standing)
  • • Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) 2023-Present
  • • The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) 2017-Present
  • (Certified Canadian Counselor in a good standing)
  • • Canadian Society of Medical Lab Sciences (CSMLS) 2006-Present
Facility Information

Summary

Individual & Couples/Marriage Therapist; Speaks Hindi/Urdu, & Punjabi; trained in Family Therapy, CBT, DBT, Sex Therapy, & Addictions; Work as a Clinical Therapist in an esteemed mental health agency; NIHB approved. 

Praxis: relational/marital conflicts, depression, anxiety, PTSD, addictions, personality disorders (e.g., BPD); forensic counselling for court-mandated clients (domestic violence, DUI, minor crime) & MVA clients.   

Provide culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive strength-based therapy to people from diverse racial, cultural, gender, and religious backgrounds.

Business hours

Sunday
By appointment only
Monday
By appointment only
Tuesday
By appointment only
Wednesday
By appointment only
Thursday
By appointment only
Friday
By appointment only
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Services & supplies

  • Applied behavior analysis
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Culturally sensitive therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Emotionally focused therapy
  • Family counselling
  • Forensic therapy
  • Group counselling
  • Marital counselling
  • Marriage and family therapy
  • Narrative therapy
  • Positive psychology
  • Relationship counselling
  • Therapeutic intervention
  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy

Provider's hours

Sunday
By appointment only
Monday
By appointment only
Tuesday
By appointment only
Wednesday
By appointment only
Thursday
By appointment only
Friday
By appointment only
Saturday
By appointment only

Business hours

Sunday
By appointment only
Monday
By appointment only
Tuesday
By appointment only
Wednesday
By appointment only
Thursday
By appointment only
Friday
By appointment only
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm