Felisha Sharma, PhD Clinical Associate Toronto Psychology Clinic
Education and Training Felisha Sharma completed her PhD in Counselling Psychology at City, University of London, United Kingdom (UK). She is a registered psychologist in the UK with the British Psychological Association and having recently returned to Canada, she is in the process of applying for registration with the College of Psychologist in Ontario. Felisha Sharma takes an integrative approach to her work with clients by drawing on evidence-based approaches that include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Systemic Therapy and Mindfulness Therapies. She is presently growing her area of expertise by training in Emotion-Focused Therapy and other well-validated psychotherapy approaches. Felisha Sharma works from an empathic, collaborative, holistic and humanistic approach with her clients. Felisha Sharma also has experience providing group therapy for Domestic Violence, Assertiveness Training, Mindfulness Parents Groups and Mindfulness Groups.
Felisha Sharma has experience working with adults, adolescents and geriatric populations with a variety of presentations including:
Trauma and PTSD
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Loss and Grief
Felisha Sharma has a particular interest in working with clients from diverse backgrounds and minority populations. She has experiences working with immigrant populations, refugees, and minority populations within the UK.
Felisha previously worked for the National Health Services (NHS) in London, United Kingdom where she provided psychotherapy and psychological assessments. Felisha Sharma also worked for the IKWRO (Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organization), a women’s rights organization providing short- and long-term psychological services to women experiencing/fleeing domestic violence and abuse in other countries.
Felisha Sharma provides services in English, Hindi and Punjabi.
Felisha Sharma has a particular interest in working with minority women populations. For her doctoral research she explored cultural factors that shape how South Asian women manage work-life balance Her dissertation results provided further understanding of how a person’s membership within a certain ethnic and cultural group that is different from the majority culture one lives requires modifications in psychological practice and research. Her work supports a growing body of research advocating for greater sensitivity to cultural, ethnic and social diversity within psychological research, theory and treatment interventions.
Felisha Sharma was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. She identifies as a second-generation South Asian woman. Her parents are first generation Hindu immigrants from India who were raised in Toronto.
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