About the Director of Concentric Care, Asma Maryam Ali, Registered Psychotherapist
Asma Maryam Ali, Registered Psychotherapist | OCT - 509919, OACCPP - 4871-G, RP - 003862**
B.A., B.Ed., M.A. (Education), M.A. (Counselling Psychology)
Asma is a Canadian-educated therapist and educator. Asma is a Registered Psychotherapist, registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Asma is also a member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP) and she is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers.
Asma has been counselling individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, personality disorders, relationship and family disputes, grief and loss, physical impairments and further issues since 2012. Prior to starting Concentric Care, Asma worked as a counsellor with the Hamilton Family Health Team and Stonehenge Therapeutic Community. She was a group counsellor at the Hamilton Family Health Team until February 2017.
In addition to her Masters of Counselling Psychology and experience counselling, Asma is an Ontario Certified Teacher and understands various learning disabilities, learning styles and challenges in the classroom. Asma taught elementary grades for two years before leaving to complete a Masters in Education where she specialized in Adult Education.
Asma utilizes Interpersonal Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in her counselling work.
Asma has been trained in:
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Interpersonal Therapy
- Family Therapy, Child Psychology
- Suicide Intervention
- Counselling Aboriginal Women & Youth
- Group Counselling
- Addiction Counselling
- Narrative Therapy
In addition, Asma holds the following qualifications:
- Emergency First Aid CPR/AED - HCP
- 2nd Dan Black Belt, ITF Tae kwon do
Where she cannot meet your needs, she is happy to refer you to other professionals for help.
As is required by law, Asma is supervised in private practice by another highly-qualified and certified mental health practitioner. Contact Concentric Care for more information on supervision.
** Asma's services are covered by several insurance companies. Contact your personal company to find out if they offer coverage for "Registered Psychotherapists"