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Aziza Giga-Hirji MSW, RSW

Aziza brings a special warmth and gentle spirit to the Living Well Team. Her genuine care and non-judgemental approach will help you feel comfortable and supported as you begin your journey to transformation. Aziza has a wealth of experience helping clients with their most important and difficult issues. She has received training under world renowned therapist Dr. David D. Burns and brings experience of counselling diverse populations from Community Links, Alberta Health Services and the Brenda Strafford Foundation.

Some areas of strength for Aziza include

  • Abuse (emotional, verbal, physical, sexual, financial)
  • Addiction Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Assertiveness Skills
  • Boundaries
  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples Counselling
  • Depression (mild to moderate)
  • Divorce/Separation
  • Family Conflict
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief/Loss
  • Life Transition/Career Change
  • Relationship Concerns
  • Parenting/Co-Parenting
  • Past Trauma/Abuse
  • Perfectionism
  • Rescuing
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame/Guilt
  • Stress Management

Languages: English and Gujarati

Because one size does not fit all, Aziza collaborates with clients to understand their goals and to create treatment plans tailored to their specific needs. She draws upon a variety of research proven and strength based therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Mindfulness Based Practice. With couples, Aziza works with Gottman-Based methods and Emotion Focused Therapy.

Aziza has daytime and weekend appointments available. If you are interested in working with Aziza, you can schedule a free 20-minute consultation to help you decide if she would be a good fit for you or you can book your first appointment by called (403) 695-7911 or emailing intake@livingwellcounselling.ca

 

Aziza is part of our Therapy Thursdays writer’s group to provide our community on tips for better mental health.  Aziza’s articles can be found here, with her top articles being:

Anger Awareness

Importance of Self-Compassion

Empathy – Building Connections

Coping with Stress