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Sonia Pahwa (MSW, RSW) is a multiracial social worker (South Asian + European, with traits of Albinism) and facilitator, working in downtown Toronto and surrounding areas.
She offers counselling and psychotherapy sessions in office, by phone, and online. As a clinical trainer, Sonia delivers mental health workshops for organizations and community agencies across various sectors.
In her spare time, Sonia volunteers as a therapeutic clown. She works with Gesundheit! Institute and Patch Adams, participating in humanitarian outreach in Russia, Canada, US, and Guatemala. Sonia serves as an organizer, clinical lead, and staff clown for a program using clowning as an alternative treatment for Veterans and military members living with moral injury, operational stress injury, and/or PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). To learn more about this international peace project, watch the 2019 documentary film ClownVets.
Counselling and coaching services for children/youth, adults, couples, and families are available. To find the service that fits your needs and to read more about talk therapy, expressive arts therapy, and mind-body integration work, click here.
Sonia is a Trainer and workshop host with LivingWorks and the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) program. She certifies diverse groups of participants in suicide first-aid life assisting skills.
As a trainer and facilitator, Sonia also designs and delivers workshops on:
counselling skills development for front line workers
counselling techniques for specific modalities (e.g. phone counselling, online counselling)
For more information or to book a workshop, please click here.