Our counselling/psychotherapy services are ideal for any parent looking for someone to talk to!
Some common reasons parents connect with us:
Life With A Baby is happy to have a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), completing her practicum with our organization and offering counselling support to those Life with A Baby Members and their families in need.
This service is open to everyone who is a LWAB member.
Meet Our Therapists
Anuschka Naidoo is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) who is new to Toronto (but not new to therapy)! She completed her Master’s in Counselling Psychology in 2012 at the University of Victoria in B.C. and has over 10 years of experience supporting people with their mental health and wellbeing. Anuschka is highly skilled and experienced in supporting people to cope with major life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma, loneliness, and burnout.
Today, she is deepening her practice to support individuals and couples as they navigate the challenges of conceiving, pregnancy, pregnancy-loss, infertility, birth, postpartum, interpersonal dynamics and parenting. She uses an integrative set of evidence-based techniques (including Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples) to compassionately support clients to get perspective, feel connected, learn helpful tools, and take steps towards living a rich and meaningful life.For more information or to book a free 20 minute phone consultation, please contact Anuschka by email at: email@example.com with the subject line: “Life with a Baby - Consultation” OR follow the link to book a LWAB Video Consultation: https://anunatherapy.janeapp.com/#/staff_member/1/treatment/13
Offering Individual Therapy
Holly Davis – Registered Psychotherapist - Qualifying
ABOUT ME: TRUSTWORTHY, INTUITIVE, EMPATHETIC, COMPASSIONATE,
GENUINE, DOWN TO EARTH, COLLABORATIVE. WHILE I AM A PEOPLE
PERSON, I ALSO REQUIRE QUIET TIME TO RECHARGE.
As a mom of two children, I remember what it was like to have a newborn baby and experience Post postpartum anxiety. I felt isolated and alone in my worry and thoughts. When I reached out to join a support group of new moms, I realized I was not alone.
Talking one-on-one with a counsellor or with peers in a group experiencing the same emotions/insecurities/fears is a game changer. My role is to help guide new moms through their journey of healing. I believe this happens with mutual respect and collaboration.
I am at the final stages of my masters in Psychology and Counselling, and I am happy to volunteer at LWAB as a counsellor as it is an organization that is so helpful to so many women and families.
I provide Individual counselling and assist in Peer support group meetings.
Offering Individual Therapy
Our Student Therapist, Rastin Rouhani
Rastin Rouhani is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) Reg# 14498. She is currently finishing her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. Rastin is offering counselling appointments supporting mothers with mild to moderate perinatal mood disorders, under the supervision of Kristen Drozda of Pace Counselling ( Reg# 007705).
As a mother of two sons and someone who experienced prenatal mood disorder, Rastin can feel and understand new parents experiencing such a problem. In addition, as an educational assistant in the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), Rastin has 17 years of experience supporting students who struggle with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) from kindergarten to grade 10. She supported such students both academically and behaviourally. This valuable experience helped Rastin to understand and support families experiencing such issues based on their unique needs. These experiences allow Rastin to support individuals and families both collaboratively and empathetically.
Rastin can serve clients with various approaches aligned with their cultures, such as CBT, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interview, and ACT.
To book with Rastin, book via the secure Jane rastinrouhani.janeapp.com
Hold On Pain Ends. HOPE is a group for women who are looking to connect with other moms. It can be helpful for those currently dealing with symptoms of postpartum depression/anxiety including low mood, irritability, crying, difficulty eating/sleeping, intrusive thoughts etc. This group will give you the opportunity to connect with other women and get support and education regarding postpartum mood, as well as strategies for coping, resources and referrals.
Life With A Baby offers HOPE groups for free to mothers, with therapists and peers, allowing mothers to thrive. The mothers have improved scores on depression scales, and report feeling better after completing the group. During the group sessions, our individual therapists are now available to meet individually with the mothers between sessions if they have things they need further help on.
Our next session is starting soon! Find it on the event calendar.