Irish Dhindsa

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Therapeutic Arts Practitioner, Trauma-Sensitive HeartMath Certified Practitioner, BSP Practitioner, MACP

Hi there! My name is Irish and I am here to support you through your healing journey that involves re-discovering yourself and developing your sense of self which may have been lost due to trauma and grief. Our work together is mindfully and intentionally focused on supporting you in becoming the person you want to be and exuding the ripples of that into your life.  

On this page you will find information about the services I offer at my practice, how I practice therapy, my educational background, and how to book a session with me.


A Little Bit About Irish

A Fellow Human

My journey into choosing a career in counselling and psychotherapy began through experiencing deep grief and traumatic loss in my life. The first helping profession I took part in was as a mentor at University of Toronto for a student with a disability, as I too live with a life-long physical disability. Years down the road, I became a peer supporter for those grieving death loss, following which I became a Well-Being Coach. Most recently, I have completed my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and am now practicing as a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). 

In my life, I have experienced loss in various ways which became a driving factor in developing my passion for the helping professions. I identify as a South Asian female, with a disability, born in India, and migrated to Canada at the age of 9.  

I look forward to connecting and learning more about you and be there to support you in your journey.



Complex Trauma & Grief

Loss occurs in life in many forms and these experiences can be frightening to go through. Experiencing grief is a natural response to loss, yet it is uniquely experienced by every individual. Traumatic experiences can intensify feelings of loss and grief further complicating emotional management. Trauma occurs when a person goes through something that threatens their safety contributing to the core loss one can experience, which is the loss of self. Losing a connection to oneself due to experiences of trauma and grief can leave a person feeling anxious, depressed, emotionally distraught, lacking self-confidence, and struggling with holistic well-being.

Have you gone through experiences like this? Are you feeling challenged by the impact grief and trauma have had on you?

I specialize in providing therapy to adult women (18+) experiencing grief and low self-confidence caused by traumatic loss of one’s identity. This includes experiencing a loss of self, due to narcissistic abuse, cult/religious/spiritual trauma, traumatic death, divorce or separation, health trauma, and other forms of complex trauma. Some common symptoms that may arise from traumatic loss of self include grief, apathy, fear of abandonment/additional loss, disconnection, isolation, anxiety, loss of purpose/meaning, and emotional distress.     

My work as a therapist focuses on supporting clients in bringing unconscious material into consciousness to support client awareness and empowerment, help them recognise and align with their authentic self, and help heal from past traumas that have contributed to life feeling stagnant.

I prioritize your sense of safety, support, and care in every session and throughout all our communications. As we work together, we join hands to bring forth the power of compassion, acceptance, empathy, understanding, and empowerment in relation to you and your life.


My Approach to Therapy

Integrative and Eclectic

I approach therapy with an integrative and holistic belief and passionately value an emphasis on the whole-person, mind, body, and soul healing. Our work together will integrate a deep understanding of your past, present, and future goals through a culturally responsive and strengths-based lens. I use a variety of therapies through an integrative and eclectic method which includes:  

  • Application of Therapeutic Arts
  • Attachment Theory  
  • Brainspotting Practitioner
  • CBT/DBT informed
  • Coaching/Solution-Focused
  • Existential Therapy
  • HeartMath Techniques
  • IFS informed
  • Jungian Psychology Lens (depth psychology)
  • Logotherapy (finding meaning/purpose)
  • Mindfulness-Based
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Poly-Vagal Lens (fight/flight/freeze)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Transpersonal Psychology 

Educational Credentials


I have been working with people experiencing loss and trauma since 2019 by providing support through individual sessions and group support sessions. During this time, I have completed various educational credentials, which include:


  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University, 2024 
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from University of Toronto, 2011

Certifications & Educational Training:

  • Brainspotting Practitioner - Trained in Brainspotting Phase I
  • Highly Sensitive Persons (HSP) Certification
  • WellCoaches Certified Well Being Coach
  • Wellness Coaching Post Graduate Certificate from Humber College
  • Peer Support Canada Certified Peer Supporter (CPS)
  • Therapeutic Arts Practitioner (The Canadian International Institute of Art Therapy)
  • Somatic Attachment Therapy Certificate (The Embody Lab)
  • Trauma Certificate (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  • Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers Therapist Training (Level I) by Dr. Karyl McBride
  • Treating Adult Children Raised by Narcissistic Parents Therapist Workshop (Level II) by Dr. Karyl McBride
  • Trauma-Sensitive HeartMath Certified Practitioner by the HeartMath Institute 
  • Compassionate Inquiry Self-Study Short Online Course by Dr. Gabor Maté

Let's Begin Your Journey Together

Reach Out, Let's Connect

Scheduling your first appointment is simple; just use the online booking page. For more information or specific queries, please visit the contact page. Alternatively, you can fill out the contact form available below for a direct line to me.