SINTHUJA RAJKUMAR

ASSOCIATE THERAPIST
Registered Psychotherapist

Accepting New Clients ​

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About

When individuals experience life stressors or challenges, it can be very daunting and their lives may seem to unravel. An important first step in the journey of recovery and self-discovery is talking about it with someone. As a Registered Psychotherapist, Sinthuja provides ethical, compassionate, and culturally sensitive care through a client-led practice, including accommodation of, and respect for differences in opinions, values, and attitudes across various cultures in a cooperative, anti-oppressive practice.

Sinthuja provides individual therapy to the youth and adult population and knows that no single approach is the right one for every individual. Thus, she will utilize a collaborative and eclectic approach to therapy, drawing from multiple theoretical orientations and techniques in accordance with client goals and expectations, such as CBT, DBT, solution-focused, client-centered, and interpersonal. Sinthuja’s main theoretical framework is surrounding a client-centered approach.

Sinthuja is passionate about de-stigmatizing mental health in minority populations and working with BIPOC/non-BIPOC individuals and believes clients are the experts of themselves and in their healing. She learns from client’s experiences to develop a better understanding of who they are and how they developed their worldviews. Sinthuja’s background combined with life experiences equips her to focus on her clients with a non-judgemental stance to help them overcome their emotional distress and behavioral issues.

Sinthuja’s educational background includes a MA in Counseling Psychology from Yorkville University, a BSc in Psychology and Biology from University of Toronto and a postgraduate certificate in Mental Health Intervention from Seneca College. Sinthuja is a Qualifying Registered Psychotherapist with the CRPO and a member of the CCPA.

My modalities include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Culturally-Responsive Care, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Trauma Focused Therapy.