Sogand Kashefi

Registered Social Worker – Psychotherapist, MSW, RSW

Sogand Kashefi

Contact Info

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

In person in the London area – Virtually across Ontario

Phone: 519-913-3201
Email: sogand@gibsoncounselling.ca
Website: Gibsoncounselling.ca

Everyone is prone to experiencing challenges and impactful events in their lives and deserves adequate support, compassion, and resources to navigate them. As a practicing Psychotherapist and Registered Social Worker (OCSWSSW), I am here to listen, learn, and validate the experiences that have brought you to this point. I am excited to meet you and create a warm, non-judgmental, and compassionate environment where we can celebrate the small wins, acknowledge barriers, and work together towards reaching your goals for mental and emotional wellbeing. As a racialized clinician, I work from an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, and anti-racist lens to ensure a safe, validating, and inclusive space for all clients.

I am dedicated to supporting individuals navigating the difficult terrain of grief, loss and transitions, as well as other challenges related to mental health and trauma. Guided by your lived experience and level of comfort, I will accompany you on your journey of reflection, discovery, and healing. We will look at your experiences to understand the meaning they have for you; we will uncover and build on your strengths and skills so you can move forward and still remain anchored amidst life’s storms; and we will explore what is most important to you, so your sense of purpose lights your path and sustains your wellbeing.

I am most experienced in using narrative, CBT, attachment theory, DBT techniques, strengths-based, and somatic approaches. By building secure and genuine therapeutic relationships, I walk alongside my clients to identify any problem narratives, along with goals, strengths, and resources they possess to support their growth and healing. Additionally, I bring an anti-racist and intersectional lens to offer validation, and honour how the intersectionality of identities impacts one’s experience. With years of experience working with parents, youth, and young adults (12-30); I enjoy implementing creative and fun ways to build strong therapeutic relationships, establish safe spaces to talk about anything on your minds and try new things. I love working with clients to address their past experiences and current challenges which include, but are not limited to anxiety, depression, parenting and attachment, non-death loss, school or work challenges, transitional periods, and significant events. I also have additional interest, skills, and training in navigating neurodiversity with clients, such as ADHD or mild-moderate traumatic brain injuries. I am also passionate about exploring issues regarding the complexities of identity and navigating any feelings of confusion and acknowledging the experiences and impact of systematic oppression.

In my spare time, you can find me exploring local cafes and restaurants with my loved ones, experimenting with different forms of photography, cozying up with a good book, and engaging with my local community by advocating as a board member of various organizations and groups. If you’re wondering if I can support you, please contact me and we can determine together if I am the right fit for you.

Therapists by province / territory

Certifications

A short description of the various therapist certifications in Ontario.

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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.