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The Purpose of Psychotherapy is

To Find Your Balance


About Me

Pavna K. Sodhi is a culturally responsive registered psychotherapist, author, and adjunct professor with over 20 years of psychotherapy and research experience.


Pavna's research regarding decolonized trauma-informed practices, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour), 2SLGBTQQIA+ communities, identity formation, and immigrant/multicultural mental health concerns has been published in both national and international scholarly journals and books. Her work continues to be featured in peer reviewed journals, anthologies, books, and podcasts.

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)

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

  • Member of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)



  • Ed.D., Adult Education, Community Development, and Counselling Psychology (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).


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