MSW, RSW Registered Social Worker
Education and Approaches
Solmaz is a registered social worker with a Masters of Social Work and has over 12 years experience working in diverse settings such as hospitals, mental health agencies, non-profit organizations and the private sector. In her work, she supports adults and youth who have experienced or are experiencing trauma, depression, anxiety, confusion, anger management issues, suicidal ideation, relationship conflicts, difficulty in communication, grief, low self-esteem and self-confidence, and domestic violence.
She also has experience over the past 9 years of working with newcomers with mental health challenges, conducting assessments, and implementing treatment plans. She teaches clients to apply new coping strategies to help reduce the stress and anxiety of their settlement journey.
She also works closely with members of the LGBTQ+ community as well as those living with HIV+. She focuses on anti-oppressive and anti-racist approaches as well as recovery model.
Solmaz has experience working with clients with various concerns, including but not limited to:
- Anger Management
- Low self-esteem and self-confidence
- Self-confidence and Self-esteem
- Relationship Conflicts
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW)
Solmaz implements an integrative approach to therapy utilizing several well-researched and highly recommended approaches including:
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness-based Therapy (MBCT)
- Strength-Based Therapy
- Trauma-informed Therapy
- Solution-Focused Therapy