Ronak Jamali is a clinical psychotherapist registered by the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
She has over 15 years experience in variety of clinical settings including research assistant role at CAMH in Adolescents and Maltreatment Pathway study, Peel Halton Acquired Brain Injury, ADD centre and Neuro-biofeedback institute of Toronto and Brookside Psychologist, providing rehabilitation support, assessment, consultation and treatment to children, adolescents and adults. She has post graduate trainings in assessing and treating children, adolescents and families through SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute, Applied Behaviour Analysis from McMaster university and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) implemented for treating trauma, PTSD, anxiety, phobia and related emotional issues.
Essential to Ms. Jamali’s clinical experience is her philosophy of growth evolving around the facts that human beings are rational by nature, knowledge is based on experimental results, life’s meaning is to be found in individuals and that reality gains meaning through one’s personal explanation of experiences.
Her practice focuses on helping individuals to understand and develop a greater awareness of their struggle through cognitive, affective, behavioural and systematic intervention strategies that address wellness, personal growth and pathology.
Clients acquire a new perception of their issues and learn to employ more effective ways of responding, verbally and behaviorally to problematic situations.
Ms. Jamali employs an integrative model of treatment including psychodynamic, schema therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectic Behavioural therapy (DBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
Throughout her clinical experience, Ms. Jamali has worked in the areas of personality disorders, mood disorders, interpersonal and social issues, adjustment difficulties with transition and family issues.
Ronak Jamali strives towards the understanding of the relationship where each client is characterized by their inner world and language that requires a unique approach tailored for each client to accommodate their personal growth.
Julia has joined the Innerlinks team with extensive knowledge and education regarding a specialized feel of expertise in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). She has completed a Masters in Applied Disability Studies and is currently completing her Masters in Social Work from Laurier University with a focus on Psychotherapy. Julia is a Board-Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and has been with Trillium Health Partners in various roles including Behaviour Therapist/ Analyst since 2013. Through these roles, she supports individuals with developmental disabilities, complex dual diagnoses and their families through difficult stages of their lives.
Julia’s clinical interests and modalities include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
She has supported adults with a wide range of needs including anxiety, trauma, depression, interpersonal difficulties, mood and personality disorders.
She has worked with children with behavioural challenges, anxiety, bullying and friendship challenges, trauma, low self-esteem, ADHD, autism spectrum and major life transitions for example, changing schools, familial changes.
Julia’s approach is to genuinely listen, build an authentic connection and provide a non-judgmental space to explore the complex dynamics of one’s life and inner thoughts.
Julia recognizes that everyone is at their own stage of learning and growing through therapeutic approaches and will meet individuals where they are currently at in their lives.
Through therapy, she supports individuals toward enhanced self-awareness and skills to cope with life’s challenges, recognize one’s own thought patterns and perceptions well as to understand one’s responses to situations in order to feel empowered in their own personal journey.
What to Expect During Your Therapy Process
Our therapy sessions teach you the skills that allow you to learn about your potential underlying factors that may not be seen directly by yourself due to symptoms clouding over your personal judgments of presenting issues.
Our therapy sessions are to teach you and help you understand a set of skills that allows you to see the thoughts that underline your feelings more realistically and help you change the potential behaviour or actions accordingly.
Our therapy sessions are to help you overcome obstacles in your life and to define your personal goals to find the best path forward to regain your life satisfaction.