My Approach to Helping
My name is Hammam Farah, and I’m a psychotherapist, writer, activist and life coach.
I’m here to help you overcome anxiety, to feel empowered about yourself, to flourish in your relationships and to facilitate the healing and change you desire in a safe, confidential, creative and compassionate setting.
I am a trauma-informed clinician who specializes in self-esteem, anxiety, relationships, loneliness, anger, depression, grief, loss and life transitions.
I believe change happens when we expand our self-awareness by understanding ourselves. But to understand ourselves, we first need to be understood. That’s why the therapeutic relationship—built on trust, honesty, empathy and vulnerability—lies at the heart of personal change.
Education and Theoretical Approach
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). I received my B.A. (Hons) Double Major in Psychology and Political Science from York University. I then went on to graduate from the Toronto Centre for Training in Psychotherapy, which provides one of the most intensive and long-term psychotherapy programs in Canada. I am also a certified Life Coach, having obtained my certification from JRNI Coaching.
My clinical approach is psychodynamic, more commonly known as psychoanalytic psychotherapy. It is a deep form of therapy that tackles the root causes of psychological suffering by uncovering what lies outside (or beneath) the client’s awareness. This entails an exploration of thoughts, feelings, memories, dreams, fantasies and behaviour patterns. In addition, the relationship between the client and the therapist provides insight into the client’s relationship patterns. This gives the client a chance to break unhealthy cycles and to work through repetitive unwanted behaviours.
A confidential therapeutic relationship can facilitate the emotional insight and growth you need to move beyond limiting behaviours and reach a level of self-understanding, self-awareness, healing, relating, living and loving you would’ve never thought possible before.