Farzana Zaman, M.S.W., R.S.W.
Registered Social Worker in London, Ontario
Life is a gift and an ongoing journey.
During that journey, a person or a couple, can arrive at a place where you are feeling stuck, broken, disconnected and feeling hopeless. You may feel completely alone.
If you are an individual, who is feeling stuck and hopeless due to various relationship losses, job loss, facing illness or chronic pain, battling with symptoms of depression and anxiety, perfectionist traits or performance anxiety, divorce or separation issues;
If you are a couple, who are experiencing disconnection due to lack of healthy communication, lack of sexual intimacy, questioning your marital relationship and wanting to rebuild your relationship and love, or struggling with co-parenting or blended family issues;
If you are in a cross-cultural and interracial relationship, and struggling with feeling alienated in the relationship, or how to negotiate the beauty of your own cultural and racial values/traditions and stay in a loving connected relationship;
If you are a member of the LGBTQ+ community, and is struggling with coming out, shame or internalized homophobia, questioning your sexuality or gender identity and desiring to learn to love your BEAUTIFUL SELF;
If you are in a same-sex relationship, and you are out and struggling to support your ‘closeted partner’ and feeling isolated;
If you are considering becoming a parent by choice, and questioning becoming a parent via donor IUI or Surrogacy;
If you are a newcomer in Canada, and struggling with rebuilding a new life and a home without friends or family;
YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN YOUR JOURNEY.
I strongly believe Life is full of possibilities. When you give yourself mindful permission, practice self-compassion and express deep willingness to explore and work through your experiences and struggles, change is possible.
As a registered social worker, I have been providing clinical counselling/psychotherapy for individuals and couples since 2009. My experiences as a therapist has been in the primary care as well as in various community based counselling agencies.
I graduated with my Master in Social Work from King’s University College, Western University. I have completed advanced clinical training at Daya Counselling Centre, Family Service Thames Valley and Vanier Children’s Services, London, Ontario. In 2012, I have pursued a yearlong advanced clinical internship at Family Service Toronto’s David Kelley LGBTQ/HIV-Aids Counselling Program. I also have experiences of working with caregivers who are dealing with their loved one’s recent diagnosis of dementia and other conditions involving memory loss.
I consider myself as an integrative, trauma informed, relational, anti oppressive and self-reflective therapist. I am also a trained EMDR and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist. My interventions are client/couple centred. I am comfortable helping individuals and couples exploring their issues through a lens of diversity. Moreover, I am a culturally sensitive and LGBTQ+ identified “open and out” therapist.
If you are looking forward to rediscover your self and rebuild your relationship, if you need a person to listen to your struggles and your hopes and dreams with mindful presence, please feel contact me. I provide both evening and weekend appointments.