Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Abraar Elmi, M.Ed, RPQ
Abraar is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Abraar completed her M.Ed in Counselling Psychology at the University of Ottawa.
With a compassionate and collaborative approach, Abraar works alongside clients to identify goals and develop personalized therapy plans. She creates a safe, non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours while developing new coping strategies. Abraar draws on elements from various therapeutic approaches to adapt her approach for each individual’s needs.
Abraar is passionate about providing support to the 2SLGBTQ+ community and people of colour. She has experience working with clients who are struggling with relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, grief, ADHD, and challenges related to life transitions.
Outside of work, Abraar loves engaging in sports like snowboarding and softball. She also enjoys continuously challenging herself with new hobbies like learning musical instruments and picking up languages.
The population she treats:
Areas of practice:
Anxiety, stress, depression, emotional dysregulation, neurodivergence, ADHD, relationship challenges, self-compassion, trauma, grief, racial identity, 2SLGBTQ+, youth mental health
Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Narrative Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
English, French, Arabic
In-person therapy in Ottawa and online therapy across Ontario