Welcome to my little corner of the world!
My name is Hiba
I’m a registered psychotherapist, life learner, and social justice activist. At heart, I'm a global citizen, so I enjoy serving clients in Canada, the US and the Middle East. At present, I call Niagara home.
I was born and raised in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) to immigrant parents from Aden, Yemen. I spent the first eighteen years of my life in the U.A.E.
I grew up feeling that I neither belonged to my place of birth nor to the country of my family of origin. I immigrated to Canada and began building my life as I had envisioned it.
For as long as I can remember, I had an insatiable curiosity about mental health. I wanted to know what exactly makes people happy, fulfilled, and whole. After many years of roomies and ramen, I graduated from Brock-U with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. I later went on to pursue a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counselling and training in sex therapy.
I was also passionate about a whole bunch of things that seemed unconnected. Like: Yin Yoga, interior design, travelling, dancing, and entrepreneurship, to name a few.
After working in the non-profit and corporate setting for the last 14 years. I've finally realized that my multi-passionate nature wasn’t a liability but a strength. I decided to give up the security of a 9-5 and opened my own Multicultural Therapy Practice.
I knew that thriving meant facing my internalized powerlessness.
No matter what you’re going through you’re not alone. No matter what your dreams or obstacles are, you have the power to change your life and inspire others to do the same.
This brings me to you
Believing that you can do hard things, and giving yourself grace can lead to a series of wonderful things. Like healing from trauma, meaningful connections, and intimacy. And improved mental, emotional, and financial health.
Yes, this is therapy and yes, it is a business. And I am deeply grateful for waking up every day to do the work that I love. But you should know my first priority is to make information accessible. I put a lot of time and energy into making content and sharing other valuable resources for free.
I'm no Guru, I don't have all the answers. I make mistakes, get stuck in ruts of fear and doubt just like the best of us.
But my commitment is to give you the very best of me. You can expect me to be honest, to recommend evidence-based clinical tools that have stood the test of time. You can expect me to hold up the mirror so you can see your blind spots. And timeless wisdom to help you thrive through the toughest of times. So you can live your most expansive life.
If you’ve read this far, thank you for sticking with me! This is just the beginning of our relationship. I would love to know more about you and how I can help. If you’d like to get started on your healing journey you can register here.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by and I’m excited about our journey ahead.
With deep gratitude,