Is a registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She graduated from York University in 1998, with a Bachelor of Arts, major in Psychology and continued on, graduating in 2000, with a Bachelor of Social Work. After taking some time to gain experience in the field, she returned to school to complete my Masters of Social Work, which was achieved in 2006.
Over her18 year career, she has worked in the child welfare system and the education system. She has experience working with children and families as they navigate the challenges in their lives. She has training in a multitude of areas and engages in ongoing professional development.
She currently work as a clinical investigator with the Office of the Children's Lawyer, conducting custody and access assessments. She has expanded the practice to include co-parenting, family re-unification .
assessments and mediation.
As part of her practice, she provides individual, couples and family therapy. She draws on a variety of theoretical perspectives to inform her work with clients, including cognitive behavioural therapy, family systems, inter-generational family therapy, narrative therapy, solution focused and brief therapy. Shazeeda uses EMDR to treat trauma, distressing life events, anxiety and depression.
She maintains a focus on the emotional well-being and functioning of the individual and family.