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Zahida Gangat

Zahida has a Masters in Pastoral Studies from the University of Toronto and is trained in spiritually integrated psychotherapy. She is a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).

Along with her graduate studies, Zahida has completed the six year Islamic studies curriculum from a traditional seminary in India receiving her Shahadah al-Alimiyah. She then specialized in Quranic recitation and received multiple Ijazah in the Qira’at al-‘Ashr al-Sughra – ten smaller variant readings of the Quran. Zahida is the co-founder and instructor at Al-Fatihah Learning Academy where women of all ages connect to the Quran.

What makes Zahida unique is that she provides care through a multi-cultural and multi-faith practice. Zahida is passionate about healing, empowerment and growth through self-reflection, cognitive processing and character development. As meaning making and existential processing are her essential practice, Zahida is compassionate, empathetic, nonjudgmental, & spiritually informed. She provides a safe space to share, grieve, heal & grow.

Top specialties:
  1. Low Self-Esteem
  2. Anxiety Management
  3. Coping Mechanisms
  • Relationship Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Stress Management
  • Youth Issues
  • Character Development
  • Grief/Loss
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