Alana Sookoor

Registered Social Worker – Psychotherapist, MSW, RSW

Alana Sookoor

Contact Info

Gibson & Associates
18 Becker Street, London, ON N6C 1A3

Virtual only across Ontario

Phone: 519-913-3201

I am a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and a graduate of the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at King’s University College. Prior to pursuing my MSW, I worked as a Child and Youth Worker. I practice from a trauma-informed, anti-racist and anti-oppressive framework. I enjoy collaborating with clients to create a unique and meaningful therapeutic relationship that is built on compassion, dignity, and mutual respect. My goal is to create a warm and non-judgmental space where you feel safe to share, and where you feel heard and understood. Together we can uncover your individual strengths, shift your perspective, and achieve your goals.

I take an integrative strengths-based and culturally appropriate approach, drawing from a combination of evidence-based treatment modalities including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, and Mindfulness. I have experience working with youth and individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, identity issues, relationship issues, negative self-talk, mood instability, and those in periods of transition. I also have experience working with newcomers to Canada and youth in conflict with the law. Email me if you’re interested in finding out whether I am the right fit for you.
When not working, I enjoy watching horror movies, listening to audiobooks and music, and playing boardgames. I also love to travel, and have lived in five different countries.

Therapists by province / territory


A short description of the various therapist certifications in Ontario.

Clinical Psychologists

Clinical Psychologists are required to complete a related Masters and Ph.D. program to practice in the province of Ontario that must be research-based and subsequently have a thesis component. They are governed by the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO).

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Registered Psychotherapists

Registered Psychotherapists (RPs) are registered by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and, like Registered Social Workers and Clinical Psychologists, are permitted to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy.

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Registered Social Workers

Registered Social Workers (RSW) are helping individuals to enhance their well-being. They are governed by the Ontario College of Social Workers.