ABOUT

Najwa is a therapist in Calgary/Cochrane who specializes in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and their families.

She is certified in offering A.R.T. (Accelerated Resolution Therapy) and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy Training. In addition, she facilitates adolescent DBT groups, and Circle of Security Caregivers groups.

Najwa is experienced in working with a wide range of teen mental health issues. As a result, she understands the emotional toll youth conflict can inflict on a family, especially the caregivers who are doing their best to support their teens. 

Consequently, she is recognized for effectively addressing:  

  • ADHD
  • ODD
  • Youth/teen anxiety
  • Youth substance abuse 
  • Teen depression
  • Youth/teen suicide attempts
  • Trauma
  • Teen attachment
  • Personality disorders

Najwa’s top three values are Trust, Equality, and Unconditional love.

In her words:

“When there is no trust, life can be complicated and painful. When people feel they are equal, their self-confidence improves, and they do not judge themselves. Humans learn confidence from infancy; when the caregivers show nurturing and kindness and attend to their infant’s emotions, they grow up with self-confidence and trust adults in their lives.”