Tharsika Tharmasrirajah

She/Her

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Fees

Tharsika’s fees are…

$155+ HST for Individual Counselling.
$160+ HST for Family Therapy
$160+HST for Couple Therapy/Relationship Counselling/Marriage Counselling.

Supporting Ages

Adults 18+ | Teens 12-17

Language

English| Tamil

Service Type

Couple/Relationship TherapyIndividual TherapyTherapy for Teens

Form of Accessing Therapy

In Person Therapy MississaugaPhone TherapyVirtual Therapy

Particular Areas of Focus

Anxiety, Depression, Life Transition, Relationship Challenges, Self-Worth, Grief/Loss, Trauma, Stress Management, Self-Confidence and Self-Growth, Family Conflict and Chronic Illness/Pain.

Hi and welcome! My name is Tharsika Tharmasrirajah (she/her) and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). As a South Asian individual who fluently speaks Tamil, I take great pride and embrace my cultural heritage, which has been deeply ingrained in me through the encouragement of my first-generation Tamil-Canadian parents. My upbringing has instilled in me strong South Asian roots, fostering a deep connection to my values, beliefs, and cultural heritage. Through my lived experiences, I have grown closer to my roots, nurturing a profound sensitivity towards the diverse tapestry of my background.

On a personal level, I am on a continuous journey of self-improvement, constantly striving to become the best version of myself. This journey encompasses qualities such as authenticity, compassion, non-judgmental, empathy, respect, open-mindedness, inquisitiveness, and collaboration. These characteristics resonate deeply with my therapist self, guiding me in creating a safe and inclusive space for growth and healing. My passion lies in the profound art of healing, both for myself and others. It is this passion that ignited my path to becoming a therapist. I find immense fulfillment in supporting individuals on their healing journeys, empowering them to overcome challenges and transform their lives.

Beyond my therapeutic work, I possess a deeply introspective and free-spirited nature. I find solace and inspiration in long walks amidst nature’s embrace. Engaging in extracurricular activities and sports fuels my adventurous spirit, while exploring my artistic talents through dance, singing, and music allows for self-expression and personal growth. My inner foodie finds joy in exploring diverse culinary experiences, and attending concerts and summer festivals allows me to immerse myself in the vibrant energy of the world. I cherish new experiences, whether through travel or quality time spent with loved ones. And let’s not forget my unique sense of humor, always ready to lighten the mood and bring laughter to those around me.

Thank you for joining me on this journey. I am excited to connect, learn, and grow together as we navigate the beautiful intricacies of life and embark on a path of healing and self-discovery.

About me as an Individual Therapist…

As an individual therapist, I believe that on this life journey, we face numerous challenges that demand adaptation and adjustment to life’s stressors and transitions. I envision that as we delve into the process of exploring your unique life story, vulnerability becomes the key to unlocking hidden thoughts and emotions.

Guided by a comprehensive, holistic framework that embraces diversity and cultural sensitivity, we establish a therapeutic alliance rooted in mutual respect, care, and an inclusive and nonjudgmental space of trust. Through self-reflection and a shared understanding of life experiences, we cultivate a revitalized sense of empowerment, confidence, and resilience by incorporating validation, acknowledgment, guidance, and compassion.

My aspiration is to foster understanding, acceptance, and the discovery of strategies to overcome obstacles, allowing you to infuse desire and meaning into your everyday existence. Together, we will identify limiting patterns and beliefs, develop effective tools and coping skills, and employ evidence-based techniques to gain clarity, foster empowerment, and nurture confidence for positive change. Our journey will inspire self-awareness and elevate your overall quality of life.

About me as a Couple Therapist + Family Therapist…

As a couple and family therapist, I actively engage with couples and families, facilitating the resolution of challenges while promoting their overall health and wellness. I approach each client’s unique situation with unwavering focus and attention, tailoring my approach to address both short-term solutions and long-term goals. By placing a strong emphasis on the well-being of individuals and their families, I strive to create a harmonious and thriving environment.

While my therapeutic stance leans towards being supportive and amicable, I foster a safe space where couples and families feel empowered to confront their own limitations and embark on the necessary journey of behavioral transformation. Through this process, relationships can be repaired, and healthier communication styles can be nurtured, setting the stage for a brighter present and future.

In my practice, I encourage clients to embrace their raw, authentic selves. By unveiling their truest essence, transformative breakthroughs become possible. Through couple and family counselling, you will experience the profound benefits of cultivating a healthy and positive marriage or relationship, cultivating self-acceptance, and extending that acceptance to your partner, family, and other important figures in your life.

Together, we will conquer anxiety, fear, stress, and the isolating forces that can afflict dynamic units, allowing you to uncover the answers that already reside within you.

Experience

  • 2 years of experience in private practice as a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) providing therapy support to individuals and couples, supporting children and teens.
  • 2.5 years volunteering in non-profit organizations and seeking employment opportunities have granted me a broader perspective and outlook. Managerial roles in the corporate world and handling client case management responsibilities have equipped me with essential skills, competencies, and a profound understanding of emotional self-regulation.

Education


  • Graduated with a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University
  • Graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology,
  • Completed Certificate Degree in Rehabilitation Services, York University
  • Certificate in Chronic Disease Self Management Program – Co-Facilitator
  • Completed Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 – The Gottman Institute

 

 

 

 

 

 

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