A young woman in a white shirt posing for a headshot. She's a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at Renu Counselling in North York, Ontario
Magdhi Shah
Associate Therapist
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)


I Work With

Adoption/ Interracial Adoption
Anger Management
Bipolar Disorder
Body Image
Borderline Personality Disorder
Career Counselling
Cultural Issues
Effective Communication
Entrepreneur Mental Health
Grief and Loss
Health Care Worker Mental Health
Immigrant Mental Health
Life Transitions
Neurodiversity, Autism, Neurodevelopmental
Racial/ Cultural Identity and Discrimination
Relationship Issues
School Issues
Sleep Issues
Stress Management/ Burnout
Work Issues


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Mindfulness-Based Approaches
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)
Narrative Therapy
Trauma-Informed Approaches
Culturally-Informed Approaches
Anti-Racist and Anti-Oppressive Approaches
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

About Magdhi

As we go through life, many times we may find ourselves stuck, lost, overwhelmed, challenged, or just exhausted. We might need to discover ourselves again or change our way of life and let go of what no longer works for us.

I work with people from different ranges of issues and cultures. Working with clients going through general anxiety, which might limit my clients from achieving their goals, to dealing with past trauma and its functions in their adult life. Each on a different path with a unique blend of emotions and beliefs.

I mostly work with clients who are dealing with the pain of past trauma, both physical and mental. This I believe is my main area of work. However, I also have experience working with clients who suffer from anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem.

As a therapist I work with the two most important ingredients in psychotherapy, Compassion, and sensitivity. My goal is to be committed to understanding my client’s needs and provide them with a safe and a non-judgemental relationship and provide them with tools and skills to feel like themselves or overcome whatever they might be struggling with.

I have a very authentic approach to my clients, hence, I feel no one recipe fits all and so I tailor individualised and holistic treatment plans based on their specific culture, values, and stories. Some modalities I use with my clients currently are CBT, narrative therapy, Trauma informed care and ACT. I like to use scientific approaches and provide them through a personalised treatment plan to provide my clients a wholesome therapeutic experience on this journey.

Taking the first step towards your wellbeing and health is a crucial one yet the last thing, lets change that to first “My health” and then “the world”
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