Poonam Dhir has completed her master’s degree in “Pastoral Studies with Certificate in Psychotherapy & Spiritual Care” from the University of Toronto. She is also pursuing a Diploma in Mental Health & Buddhism (U of T) and a Certificate in Mental Health & Addictions (Ryerson University). She completed her graduate-level training in institutional forensics (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and Toronto East Detention Centre), where she learned how people become vulnerable to mental health issues, addictions, and criminal behaviour. She employs various modalities such as spiritually-integrated psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, mindfulness practices, and positive psychology. Her goal is to help clients develop a healthy self-image, become more resilient and grow.