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Zarmina Khan

(she/her pronouns)

Hello and welcome! I’m Zarmina, a Registered Psychotherapist based in Toronto. I specialize in providing trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, gender-affirming and anti-oppressive individual and couple therapy. In individual therapy, I strive to support racialized folks, women, immigrants, and members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community who are seeking support to navigate interpersonal relationships, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and family dynamics. In couples therapy, I work with couples at all stages of their relationships (married, unmarried, or preparing to get married) to navigate relationship distress and repair connection, with a special interest in helping folks navigate interracial and intercultural relationships.


As an immigrant and South Asian woman, my therapy work is grounded in my own intersectionality and lived experiences. Taking an intersectional approach, I believe that mental health can’t be understood without a consideration of the historical, political, economic, and social factors that influence us. Working within an intergenerational perspective with a special interest in immigration trauma and the immigrant identity, I understand how the communities and systems we belong to play a crucial role in both our pain and our healing. I view the relational experience of therapy as a way to both heal from generational trauma and celebrate generational resilience. 


Whether this is your first time seeking therapy or you’ve been through the process before – I’m so glad you’re taking this step and hope I maybe able to support you along the way. As a therapist, I recognize that you are the expert of your own life, while I’m here to work collaboratively with you to uncover your existing strengths, share in any pain you may be experiencing, and add new meaning to your past and future experiences. My goal is for you to leave each of our sessions feeling safe, supported, understood, and empowered.

My work is supervised by Dr. Hugo Stevenson, PhD CPsych. Learn more about Dr. Stevenson here.




M.Ed, Registered Psychotherapist

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expertise:


  • Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Level 1)
  • Mindfulness Based Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Attachment-Based Psychotherapy

Individual

English

Weekday's daytime

Availability:

Languages:

Works with:

Couples

Connect with Zarmina

Zarmina Khan

(she/her pronouns)

Hello and welcome! I’m Zarmina, a Registered Psychotherapist based in Toronto. My clinical interests are at the intersection of gender-affirming care and the immigrant identity. I specialize in supporting racialized folks, women, immigrants, and members of the LGBTQI2S+ community who are seeking support to navigate interpersonal relationships, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and family dynamics. 


I completed my BA in Psychology at Western University, followed by my MEd in Counselling & Psychotherapy at the University of Toronto (OISE). Over the last 5 years, I have been fortunate to work and volunteer in various mental health settings including community health agencies, non-for-profit organizations, hospitals, and private practice, where I have focused on supporting those that have typically been underrepresented or excluded from traditional healthcare services. Coming from a place of equity, my aim is to create an inclusive and healing space in therapy where you can always feel safe and be seen.  

As an immigrant and South Asian woman, my therapy work is grounded in my own intersectionality and lived experiences. I believe we can only be understood through all intersecting aspects of our identities, and that mental health can’t be understood without a consideration of the historical, political, economic, and social factors that influence us. Working within an intergenerational perspective with a special interest in immigration trauma, I understand how the communities and systems we belong to play a crucial role in both our pain and our healing. 

When I’m not in sessions, you can find me playing with my puppy, spending time with friends and family, and listening to podcasts about relationships! 




M.Ed, Registered Psychotherapist

back to all clinicians

expertise:


  • Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Level 1)
  • Mindfulness Based Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Attachment-Based Psychotherapy

Individual

English

Weekdays

Availability:

Languages:

Works with:

Couples

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page here or contact us below. We want to hear from you!

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Connect with Zarmina

Zarmina Khan

(she/her pronouns)

Hello and welcome! I’m Zarmina, a Registered Psychotherapist based in Toronto. My clinical interests are at the intersection of gender-affirming care and the immigrant identity. I specialize in supporting racialized folks, women, immigrants, and members of the LGBTQI2S+ community who are seeking support to navigate interpersonal relationships, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and family dynamics. 


I completed my BA in Psychology at Western University, followed by my MEd in Counselling & Psychotherapy at the University of Toronto (OISE). Over the last 5 years, I have been fortunate to work and volunteer in various mental health settings including community health agencies, non-for-profit organizations, hospitals, and private practice, where I have focused on supporting those that have typically been underrepresented or excluded from traditional healthcare services. Coming from a place of equity, my aim is to create an inclusive and healing space in therapy where you can always feel safe and be seen.  

As an immigrant and South Asian woman, my therapy work is grounded in my own intersectionality and lived experiences. I believe we can only be understood through all intersecting aspects of our identities, and that mental health can’t be understood without a consideration of the historical, political, economic, and social factors that influence us. Working within an intergenerational perspective with a special interest in immigration trauma, I understand how the communities and systems we belong to play a crucial role in both our pain and our healing. 

When I’m not in sessions, you can find me playing with my puppy, spending time with friends and family, and listening to podcasts about relationships! 




M.Ed, Registered Psychotherapist

back to all clinicians

expertise:


  • Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Level 1)
  • Mindfulness Based Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Attachment-Based Psychotherapy

Individual

English

Weekdays

Availability:

Languages:

Works with:

Couples

Thank you!

We appreciate your interest in working with us. You should expect a message from our Intake Coordinator shortly. We aim to respond to all inquiries in 1-3 business days. 

" If we can share a story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive."

I completed my BA in Psychology at Western University, followed by my MEd in Counselling & Psychotherapy at the University of Toronto (OISE). Over the last 6 years, I have been fortunate to work and volunteer in various mental health settings including community health agencies, non-for-profit organizations, hospitals, and private practice, where I have focused on supporting those that have typically been underrepresented or excluded from traditional healthcare services. Coming from a place of equity, my aim is to create an inclusive and healing space in therapy where you can always feel safe and be seen. 


In my experience, therapy is most beneficial when it’s personalized and collaborative, so you can expect me to check in with you and ask for feedback along the way to make sure you’re getting the most out of our sessions. Together, we will develop goals for our time together which I will use to create an individualized treatment plan to help meet your unique needs. I do this by integrating various evidence-based therapeutic approaches in my work while always remaining culturally sensitive, gender-affirming, anti-oppressive, and trauma-informed.

 
I believe human connection and positive relational experiences are crucial to healing, so it’s very important for me to develop strong relationships with my clients that are rooted in a place of empathy, trust, and respect. If you think I might be a good fit for you, please feel free to reach out for a free phone consultation where I would be able to provide you with more information about me and my practice and answer any questions you may have. When I’m not in sessions, you can find me playing with my puppy, throwing dinner parties, and listening to podcasts about relationships!

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Brené Brown

" If we can share a story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive."
~ Brene Brown

Whether this is your first time seeking therapy or you’ve been through the process before – I’m so glad you’re taking this step and hope I may be able to support you along the way. As a therapist, I recognize that you are the expert of your own life, while I’m here to work collaboratively with you to uncover your existing strengths, share in any pain you may be experiencing, and add new meaning to your past and future experiences. My goal is for you to leave each of our sessions feeling safe, supported, understood, and empowered. 

In my experience, therapy is most beneficial when it’s personalized and collaborative, so you can expect me to check in with you and ask for feedback along the way to make sure you’re getting the most out of our sessions. Together, we will develop goals for our time together which I will use to create an individualized treatment plan to help meet your unique needs. I do this by integrating various evidence-based therapeutic approaches in my work while always remaining culturally sensitive, gender-affirming, anti-oppressive, and trauma-informed. 

I believe human connection and positive relational experiences are crucial to healing, so it’s very important for me to develop strong relationships with my clients that are rooted in a place of empathy, trust, and respect. If you think I might be a good fit for you, please feel free to reach out for a free phone consultation where I would be able to provide you with more information about me and my practice and answer any questions you may have. 

Connect with Zarmina

My background

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page here or contact us below. We want to hear from you!

Submit

Message:

Subject:

Our clinicians are only licensed to practice with Ontario residents at this time. 

Are you an Ontario resident?

Email:

Last Name

First Name

Name:

Schedule a consult.

" If we can share a story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive."
~ Brene Brown

Whether this is your first time seeking therapy or you’ve been through the process before – I’m so glad you’re taking this step and hope I may be able to support you along the way. As a therapist, I recognize that you are the expert of your own life, while I’m here to work collaboratively with you to uncover your existing strengths, share in any pain you may be experiencing, and add new meaning to your past and future experiences. My goal is for you to leave each of our sessions feeling safe, supported, understood, and empowered. 

In my experience, therapy is most beneficial when it’s personalized and collaborative, so you can expect me to check in with you and ask for feedback along the way to make sure you’re getting the most out of our sessions. Together, we will develop goals for our time together which I will use to create an individualized treatment plan to help meet your unique needs. I do this by integrating various evidence-based therapeutic approaches in my work while always remaining culturally sensitive, gender-affirming, anti-oppressive, and trauma-informed. 

I believe human connection and positive relational experiences are crucial to healing, so it’s very important for me to develop strong relationships with my clients that are rooted in a place of empathy, trust, and respect. If you think I might be a good fit for you, please feel free to reach out for a free phone consultation where I would be able to provide you with more information about me and my practice and answer any questions you may have. 

Connect with Zarmina

My background

Thank you!

We appreciate your interest in working with us. You should expect a message from our Intake Coordinator shortly. We aim to respond to all inquiries in 1-3 business days.