Monica Dosanjh

 

 

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MONICA DOSANJH, MSW, RSW 

Registered Social Worker

  • Member of the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (#805834)
  • Member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers
  • Masters of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Training in Gottman Method Therapy (Level 1, 2 and 3), Emotion Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy,  Mindfulness and Strength Based Therapy

Monica’s Schedule

Tuesdays 10am-3pm

Wednesday 10am-3pm

Thursdays 10am-4pm

Fridays 10am-2pm

 

(virtual only)

According to Dr. John Gottman, an Amercian Psychologist and world renowned for his work on marital stability and divorce prediction, couples wait an average of six years before making the decision to seek out couples therapy. Many couples believe that relationship issues “should” be managed within the relationship and couples “should” be able to “do it on our own”. Not only do these beliefs create a sense of pressure with self imposed expectations, these ideas can often lead as  barriers toward receiving support. 

What we know is relationships can feel messy at times and we can have the urge to resist, however,  healthy, loving and nurturing relationships all inevitably involve some friction.  We will not always see eye to eye. We will experience annoyances.  We will experience disappointments. 

Rest assured, these are not signs of a “failed” relationship, rather it is bound to happen from time to time as we show up as our authentic selves . At times, differences around communication, conflict and attachment styles can often lead to anxiety, stress and emotional disconnection. As a result, emotional habits and patterns are established that may leave some couples feeling stuck, confused and resentful. 

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Monica’s Expertise

Couple’s Therapy

Infidelities and Affairs

Life Transitions

Racial Identity /Cultural Issues

General Mental Health

Therapy can be a scary process, however, it is one of the most courageous steps that you can take not only for yourself but for the relationship itself. Over the course of 20 years, I have had the absolute privilege in supporting couples on their journey towards deeper emotional connection and intimacy, greater understanding and a stronger foundation based in friendship.  In my work with couples, I am casual, laid back and informal.  I  believe in a collaborative approach to therapy (you are the expert of your relationship) and encourage you to be the guide and I act as the supporting role.  I am extremely invested in doing my part in terms of providing a safe space to share your vulnerabilities and will treat these vulnerabilities with the utmost respect and gentleness.  Therapy isn’t always intended to feel “heavy” and although I bring compassion, respect and sensitivity to our work, I do believe in the power of humor (when appropriate). 

My therapeutic approach to therapy includes the Gottman Method Approach, Emotion Focused Therapy, Narrative, Mindfulness  and Strength Based Therapy.. I would consider myself to be an eclectic therapist and will tailor the approach that will best suit your needs.

As a woman of colour, it remains very important to me to recognize and respect our full range of differences.  As a result, I remain committed to a  practice that promotes equity, inclusion and diversity.  Sometimes achieving our goals and dreams are impacted and affected by systemic oppression such as racism, homophobia, transphobia and colonialism. I am committed to unpacking, affirming and validating these lived experiences.

 Outside of the clinic,  you can find me at the gym working on a new personal record either deadlifting, squatting or bench press.  I love to lift heavy and the gym is truly my home away from home!

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In order to stay connected with the leading research and cutting-edge treatment in sex and couples therapy, we maintain memberships with professional organizations, including:

The Society of Sex Research and Therapy (SSTAR),
The Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO)
Canadian Sex Research Forum (CSRF)
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
The Canadian Pain Society
College of Nurses of Ontario
College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
College of Psychologists of Ontario
The Ontario Psychological Association
The BC Psychological Association
The Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA)
International Society for the Student of Women's Sexual Health
The Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA)
Canadian Psychological Association
The International Academy of Sex Research (IASR)
Member of the Canadian Association of Social Workers
International Society for Sexual Medicine

TRI HEALTH CLINIC

Contact us today to book a complimentary consultation with our Intake Coordinator to match you to the best therapist for your needs.

We provide sex therapy and couple’s therapy to all of Ontario, including Windsor, London, Guelph, Waterloo, Kitchener, Hamilton, St. Catherines, Niagara, Milton, Brantford, Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, Brampton, Toronto, Vaughan, Barrie, Richmond Hill, Peterborough, Markham, Oshawa, Brockville, Belleville, Kingston, Ottawa, Cornwall, Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Sarnia, etc.

Email

admin@trihealthclinic.com

Location

Suite 414, 797 Princess Street, Kingston ON

Phone Number

613-929-6518

Intake Coordinator Hours

Monday – Friday 9am-5pm

We take pride in responding within 2 business days or less

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