Working with Clients on Their Way to Wellness
Hello! I am Zameena, founder of Ways to Wellness Therapy. I am a Registered Social Worker based in Niagara, Ontario - here to work with you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. I truly care about my clients’ well-being and guarantee top of the line services catered to their needs.
Since beginning my practice in the mental health field, I have provided a number of specialized therapeutic services to those dealing with challenging life experiences. This includes individual therapy sessions, family sessions, parenting sessions, as well as various presentations in the community and in the online world. My treatment specialties include trauma focused therapy, anxiety, depression, work/life stress management, and relationship issues.
I studied at the University of Waterloo, specializing in Psychology and Spanish & Latin American studies. I also hold a Master of Social Work degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.
I grew up in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, and moved to the Niagara Region in 2015. Since being in Niagara, I've had the opportunity to build connections with amazing people, all alongside enjoying the beauty and adventure that the Niagara Region has to offer.
I have a strong passion for anti-oppression and advocacy, both in my professional and personal life. You could say that activism is a part of who I am. In my leisure time, I like to go for walks, spend time near the water, and engage in active fun (like hiking and dance fitness). I used to volunteer at the YMCA teaching Aquatic fitness and Zumba classes for many years... and my favourite snack is charcuterie!
Get in touch with me today for more information. You're welcome to a FREE consultation to make sure the fit is right. Send me a message and I'll get back to you to schedule the free 15 minute telephone assessment.
Education, Affiliations, Trainings & Certifications
Zameena is a Registered Social Worker in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers
Master of Social Work Degree, Wilfrid Laurier University (2014)
Honors Bachelor of Arts Degree, Specializations in Psychology, Spanish & Latin American Studies, University of Waterloo (2010)
Emotionally Focused Family Therapy Level 1 (2021) & Level 2 (2022)
San'yas Anti- Racism Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Program (2022)
FLASH Technique for use in EMDR Trauma Processing (2021)
Polyvagal Theory for Practical Use in EMDR Trauma Processing Training, Niagara Stress & Trauma Clinic (2021)
Anti-Racist Mental Health Care Training, University of Ottawa (2021)
Zameena was a Panelist at Brock University’s Human Rights & Equity Forum “Mental Health So White”, sharing insights and exploring the disparities in navigating and healing from racial issues related to mental health (2021)
Indigenous Canada Course, University of Alberta (2021)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Training, Niagara Stress & Trauma Clinic (2020)
Circle of Security International Attachment Training (2020)
Triple P Level 4, Triple P Positive Parenting Program (2020)
Healthcare Business Management Certificate Program, Brock University's Goodman School of Business (2020)
Cultural Safety Training, Indigenous Lens (2019)
Inclusive Alliance Committee Co-Chair, Pathstone Mental Health (2018 – present)
Collaborative Problem Solving Training, Tier 1 (2016) & Tier 2 (2017)
Zameena has been a Research Presenter at the Children’s Mental Health Ontario conference on Factors that Best Identify Risk to Re-Engage in Aggressive Behaviours and the Best Support Treatment Recommendations (2017)
Mental Health Treatment for Refugees, Centre for Addictions & Mental Health (2016)
Motivational Interviewing (2015)
Trauma Assessment and Treatment Certificate Program, Safe Guards (2015, 2018)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Workshop (2015)
Suicide Risk Assessment & Management with Youth, McMaster Hospital (2015)
Solution Focused Therapy Training (2015)
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training (2013)
Mental Health First Aid (2012)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (2012)