The Purpose of Psychotherapy is

To Find Your Balance


About Me

Pavna K. Sodhi, Ed.D. is a registered psychotherapist, author, researcher, and educator with over 20 years of psychotherapy and research experience.


Pavna's research merges mental health issues with research topics such as identity formation, biculturalism, and mental health.

Her unique perspective and research on immigrant issues, ethnic identity formation, sexual minorities, and multicultural mental health concerns has been featured in both national and international scholarly journals and books.


Pavna's work continues to be published in scholarly journals, anthologies, and books.

Professional Certifications and Memberships

  • Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC)

  • Registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)

  • Member of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)



  • Ed.D., Adult Education, Counselling Psychology, and Community Development (OISE, University of Toronto)

  • M.Ed., Educational Counselling (University of Ottawa)

  • B.Ed., Primary/Junior Division (University of Ottawa)

  • B.A., Psychology and French (Dalhousie University)


Helping You Find Your Balance through Therapy


Suffering from anxiety disrupts your daily life.


Anxiety disorders make it hard to find your balance personally and professionally.


Depression comes in different forms. It’s more than feeling a bit blue or down.


It’s a serious mood disorder that can interrupt your thoughts, sleep, feelings, personal, family, or working life.  


Often events that are considered as being part of life or everyday events are traumatic.


When trauma is left untreated it can interfere with a person’s health and well-being, and in some cases it may become a disorder.

Workplace Conflict

Conflicts and disagreements in the workplace happen. A certain level of disagreement is part of a healthy creative environment or exchange of ideas.


However, workplace conflict is when there is a conflict or tension that goes beyond what is healthy and becomes counter-productive and impacts your mental health.



Relationships need nurturing. Every day stresses, work, interpersonal, family and cultural stressors can create tension and strain your relationship.


When relationship stresses are not addressed, they can impact your well-being and in some cases, contribute to depression, anxiety, self-esteem, addiction, or lead to feelings of anger, shame or deteriorating physical health.

Multicultural & Immigrant Concerns

Over the years, I recognized addressing multicultural and immigrant issues requires a different approach.


To help clients, I created the Diversity and Identity Formation Therapy (DIFT).



Request An Appointment


Would you like to find your optimal balance?

Do you have questions or wish to request an appointment?

I may be contacted by filling out the form below.

Pavna K. Sodhi, Ed.D.

Registered Psychotherapist

504-2039 Robertson Road

Ottawa, Ontario  K2H 8R2


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