Zuraida Dada, M.A, C.Psych., CHRP., Registered Psychologist
Adult (18+) Individual & Couples Counselling
Currently Not Accepting New Clients
Direct Billing available
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I am committed to helping you identify your strengths, strengthen your resiliency and your coping strategies so that you can successfully manage and overcome the situation you are facing and live a life that is meaningful and fulfilling for you. I am action-oriented and solutions-focused. I create a warm, safe environment for you and I am empathetic, caring, and a good listener.
I have personal experience in overcoming anxiety, stress, and trauma. I am empathetic and also share my own strategies in successfully dealing with these symptoms and situations.
Couples/Marriage Counselling Statement:
My focus in couple’s and marriage counselling is to assist you to strengthen your relationship. I will assist you with identifying the healthy and unhealthy relationship dynamics. I will help you with problem solving and finding solutions to create a healthier relationship dynamic.
Family Counselling Statement:
My focus on family counselling is to assist you to strengthen your familial relationships. I will assist you with identifying the healthy and unhealthy familial relationship dynamics and will help you with problem solving and finding solutions to create a healthier familial relationship dynamic.
Primary Areas of Practices
Stress (including personal and work-related)
Trauma (including domestic violence and racism-related)
Life transition and life coaching (including personal and work-related)
Return to work
Immigration & Integration
Primary Therapies Used
Systems and Rogerian approaches
Types of services provided
Awards and Recognitions
Recipient of the Canadian Psychological Association's John C Service Award (2021)
Recognized as a key contributor by the Psychological Association of Alberta (2020)
Education/Special Training & Registrations
Registered Psychologist in Alberta in good standing for over 13 years
Chartered Psychologist in Ontario
Registered Psychologist in South Africa specialising in Industrial/Organisational psychology for 18 ½ years
Hold my CHRP designation and have a post graduate diploma in Human Resources Management.
I am a seasoned psychologist and counselor specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. My specializations include anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, life coaching, career coaching and return to work. I am committed to helping you identify your strengths, strengthen your resiliency and your coping strategies so that you can successfully manage and overcome the situation you are facing and live a life that is meaningful and fulfilling for you. I am action-oriented and solutions-focused. I create a warm, safe environment for you and am empathetic, caring and a good listener.
I have personal experience in overcoming anxiety, stress and trauma and am able to empathize with you and also share my own strategies in successfully dealing with these symptoms and situations.
I have been a practicing psychologist for almost 19 years (in South Africa) and for over 13 years (in Alberta). I am also licensed as a psychologist in Ontario. My areas of specialization include counselling psychology and organizational/industrial psychology.
I am also a seasoned speaker and have been the key-note speaker at a number of events. I am also a seasoned facilitator. I am currently completing my PhD in psychology with the focus on post-traumatic growth, resiliency and thriving.
I am a seasoned HR practitioner (with over 25 years of experience) and have my CHPRA designation. I have also worked in the field of Human Factors management. I have lived in two countries and worked in four. I share the same Alma Maters as Nelson Mandela, Bishop Desmond Tutu and Winnie Mandela (with whom I shared classes). I am fluent in two languages and have a working knowledge of five other languages and am currently learning a new language.
Travelling is a personal obsession and I have visited many, many countries and all the habitable continents. Being active and being the outdoors is a passion - I am an avid runner and have completed a full (42 km) marathon and several half (21 km) marathons. I enjoy hiking, snow shoeing, Latin dancing, cooking, gardening, and watching movies.