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2100 Ellesmere Avenue, Toronto.

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Monday – Friday 9.00AM – 7:00 pm
Saturday 9.00AM – 8.00 PM
Sunday 10.00AM – 9.00 PM
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Call : +14162439212
Mail : admin@farahfamilysolutions.com
Address : 2011 Lawrence Ave W Unit 4, York, ON M9N 1H4

Therapist

Meet Donna Jones Robinson, RSW, MCC, BA (Hons), Social Worker & Therapist Donna brings extensive expertise and compassionate care to her role as a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). With a Master’s Degree in Counselling and specialized certifications in Trauma Counselling, Donna is dedicated to supporting individuals and families through various challenges.

Through empathy, expertise, and unwavering dedication, I am here to guide individuals and families towards healing, resilience, and hope.

Specialties:

  • Individual Therapy

  • Couples Counselling

  • Group Counselling

  • Anger Management

Skillset
Officeal Skill 90%
Mediation 80%
Advocacy 87%
Cultural Awareness 95%
Counselling 90%
Experience
  • Unlock the power of transformative healing with Donna Jones Robinson, RSW, MCC, BA (Hons), an experienced Social Worker & Therapist dedicated to empowering individuals and families. With over two decades of practice and specialized training in Trauma Counselling, Donna navigates complex challenges with empathy and precision. Her mastery in individual, couples, and group therapy, coupled with an in-depth understanding of the Child Welfare System, ensures tailored support for issues ranging from depression and anxiety to addiction and family dynamics. Trust Donna's expertise to guide you towards lasting solutions and a brighter tomorrow.
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Shiffo Farah

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Opening Time

Monday – Friday 9.00AM – 7:00 pm
Saturday 9.00AM – 8.00 PM
Sunday 10.00AM – 9.00 PM
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Call : +14162439212
Mail : admin@farahfamilysolutions.com
Address : 2011 Lawrence Ave W Unit 4, York, ON M9N 1H4

Therapist

Shiffo is a Registered Social Worker and ADR professional based in Toronto. She is passionate about helping individuals navigate life-changing circumstances due to familial challenges, separation, and conflict. Shiffo uses a blend of clinical, mediation, and advocacy skills to help clients work through their challenges and improve their quality of life.

NOTHING CHANGES IF NOTHING CHANGES.

Specialties:

  • Child Welfare Involvement

  • Separation and Divorce

  • Relationship Issues

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Anger Management

  • Stress Managemen

Skillset
Officeal Skill 90%
Mediation 80%
Advocacy 87%
Cultural Awareness 95%
Counselling 90%
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Therapist of Medicine, University of texas, USA (1990)
  • Medical Orientation Program, St. Louis University (St. Louis, Missouri 1996)
Experience
  • Shiffo founded Farah Family Solutions to provide culturally relevant services to the Black, African, and Muslim communities in Toronto. The practice offers Afro-centric therapeutic support for families dealing with issues like intimate partner violence and race-based trauma. Shiffo and her team are committed to creating a safe, welcoming space for clients to express themselves without judgment or bias. They strive to remove barriers to therapy and promote mental health for all.

Having obtained a Master’s Degree in Social Work from York University, CBT Training Certification from the University of Toronto, and a Family Mediation Certificate from York University, Shiffo is well-equipped with a wide range of knowledge to empower clients to take charge of their emotional well-being.

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Opening Time

Monday – Friday 6.00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday 9.00 – 8.00 pm
Sunday 10.00 – 9.00 pm
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FFA's Services

Call : +14162439212
Mail : support@farahFamilySolutions.com
Address : 2011 Lawrence Ave W Unit 4, York, ON M9N 1H4

Therapist

Dedicated and empathetic Registered Social Worker with diverse expertise in navigating individuals and families through various challenges. Verified by Psychology Today and holding memberships with professional bodies, I bring compassionate care and a tailored approach to each therapeutic journey.

Empathy and understanding pave the path to positive change. Together, let's navigate life's complexities and foster growth

Specialties:

  • Relationship Issues: Carl has a deep understanding of the complexities of human relationships and provides guidance to individuals struggling with relationship issues.

  • Family Conflict: He has expertise in resolving family conflicts and improving family dynamics.

  • Life Transitions: Carl assists individuals navigating significant life changes, providing support and strategies to manage these transitions effectively.

  • Addiction: He has a strong background in helping individuals overcome addiction issues.

  • Anger Management: He offers guidance to individuals struggling with anger, helping them develop healthier ways to express and manage their anger.

  • Anxiety: Carl has expertise in helping individuals manage and reduce anxiety.

  • Behavioural Issues: He provides support for individuals dealing with behavioural issues, helping them develop healthier behaviours.

Education
  • Registered Social Worker (RSW)
  • Master of Counselling (MCC)
  • Attended York University
Experience
  • Carl has been practicing Social Work since 2001. He has worked with many families who have been impacted by issues around Mental Health, including Depression, Anxiety, Self-harming Behaviors, Suicidal Ideations, Addictions, Transiency, Poverty, and Violence
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Maria Carinelli

Social Worker

Opening Time

Monday – Friday 6.00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday 9.00 – 8.00 pm
Sunday 10.00 – 9.00 pm
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Call : +14162439212
Mail : support@farahFamilySolutions.com
Address : 2011 Lawrence Ave W Unit 4, York, ON M9N 1H4

Social Worker & Therapist

Maria Carinelli RSW

Maria is a registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). She has been practicing Social Work since 2001 and has extensive knowledge of the Child Welfare System. Maria has worked with many families impacted by issues around Mental Health, including Depression, Anxiety, Self-harming Behaviors, Suicidal Ideations, Addictions, Transiency, Poverty, and Violence.

Her Philosophy

“The reasons for pursuing counselling are as unique as the individual seeking it out. Whatever the presenting issue is for clients, it is most often accompanied by overwhelming feelings of worry, sadness, and confusion.”

Specialties:

  • Helping individuals cope with emotional distress due to various issues such as an emerging identity, a difficult relationship or social issue, a separation/divorce, or a child’s school difficulties

  • Psychodynamic/Trauma-Informed Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills

  • Parenting Support

Expertise
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 91%
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills 94%
Psychodynamic/Trauma-Informed Therapy 82%
Couple/Family Therapy 90%
Group Work: 93%
Education
  • Registered Social Worker (RSW)
  • Master of Counselling (MCC)
Experience
  • Maria has over 30 years of experience helping children, youth, couples, and families through her work at CAMH. She has trained in various areas of practice including CBT, DBT skills, Psychodynamic/Trauma informed, Parenting, Couple/Family therapy, and Group Work.

Maria’s journey includes significant contributions at CAMH, Canada’s largest psychiatric hospital. Trained in CBT, DBT skills, Psychodynamic/Trauma-informed approaches, Maria’s clients value her soothing therapeutic style—caring, empathetic, and highly effective. She views each client’s sharing as a privilege, focusing on building inner strengths and empowering authentic self-discovery.

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Opening Time

Monday – Friday 6.00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday 9.00 – 8.00 pm
Sunday 10.00 – 9.00 pm
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FFA's Services

Call : +14162439212
Mail : support@farahFamilySolutions.com
Address : 2011 Lawrence Ave W Unit 4, York, ON M9N 1H4

Social Worker

Shaneika Bailey-Bryan, RSW, MSW

Shaneika Bailey-Bryan, a bilingual Social Worker (English & French) with Jamaican heritage, brings over 15 years of experience to her practice. Holding a Master of Social Work (MSW), she is dedicated to centering the voices of children and youth experiencing separation, adoption, abuse, neglect, and various other concerns in various roles, from frontline to administrative, and at both local and international levels.

Dedicated to centering the voices of children and youth, my practice spans over 15 years in addressing separation, adoption, abuse, neglect, and various concerns

Specialties:

  • Working with children and youth experiencing separation, adoption, abuse, neglect

  • Institutional caregiving

  • Adoption

  • International Social Work

Skillset
Child & Youth Advocacy: 89%
Bilingual Communication (English & French) 80%
Administrative Efficiency 77%
Education
  • Master of Social Work (MSW), Sir Wilfrid Laurier University, 2011
  • Registered Social Worker (RSW)
Experience
  • Shaneika has worked with the Guyana Red Cross as an administrator to the Children & Convalescent Home and lectured at the University of Guyana in their Social Work Department. She pioneered the use of adoption liaisons in Guyana and partnered with international adoption agencies to find over 25 children their forever families.

Shaneika Bailey-Bryan, a bilingual Social Worker with Jamaican heritage, holds a Master of Social Work from Sir Wilfrid Laurier University (2011). She has dedicated over 15 years to centering the voices of children and youth, addressing concerns such as separation, adoption, abuse, neglect, and more. Shaneika’s diverse experience spans from frontline roles to administrative positions, both locally and internationally.

Her early work with the Guyana Red Cross and the University of Guyana’s Social Work Department showcases her commitment to making a positive impact. Shaneika pioneered the use of adoption liaisons in Guyana, partnering with international adoption agencies to connect over 25 children with their forever families. Her passion and bilingual communication skills make her an advocate for the well-being of children and youth in various challenging situation

With a certification in alternative dispute resolution, Jinow has also dedicated her expertise to working with newcomers experiencing instability in their countries of origin, youth, and individuals facing housing insecurity. Recognizing that individuals are experts in their own lives, Jinow’s lifelong learning approach ensures she listens attentively and creates a welcoming and inclusive space for her clients.

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Jinow Dualeh

Psychotherapist,Social Worker

Opening Time

Monday – Friday 6.00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday 9.00 – 8.00 pm
Sunday 10.00 – 9.00 pm
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Call : +14162439212
Mail : support@farahFamilySolutions.com
Address : 2011 Lawrence Ave W Unit 4, York, ON M9N 1H4

Social Worker

Jinow Dualeh,

Jinow Dualeh is a registered social worker with the OCSWSSW and the CRPO. She has completed her MA in Counselling Psychology and practices through a holistic, trauma-informed, and client-centered approach. Jinow works to support individuals in their efforts to establish goals and create stability, including connecting them with the appropriate resources

My passion is to assist clients into individualized psychotherapy that will be tailored to their specific needs.

Specialties:

  • Working with individuals experiencing mental health issues

  • Working with individuals living with mental illnesses such as Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Anxiety

  • Working with individuals living with a dual diagnosis

  • Working with newcomers who have experienced instability in their countries of origin

  • Working with youth

  • Working with individuals who have, or are currently experiencing housing insecurity

Skillset
Trauma-Informed Practice: 91%
Holistic Approach 80%
Client-Centered Approach 75%
Education
  • Master's in Counselling Psychology
Experience
  • Since 2016, Jinow has worked with newcomers who have experienced instability in their countries of origin, youth, and those who have, or are currently experiencing housing insecurity. She has extensive experience working with individuals experiencing mental health issues and those living with mental illnesses.

Jinow Dualeh is a registered Social Worker with a strong commitment to providing individualized psychotherapy. Holding a Master’s in Counselling Psychology, she practices through a holistic, trauma-informed, and client-centered approach. Since 2016, Jinow has been actively involved in supporting individuals with mental health issues, including Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, and those living with a dual diagnosis.

With a certification in alternative dispute resolution, Jinow has also dedicated her expertise to working with newcomers experiencing instability in their countries of origin, youth, and individuals facing housing insecurity. Recognizing that individuals are experts in their own lives, Jinow’s lifelong learning approach ensures she listens attentively and creates a welcoming and inclusive space for her clients.

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Ifrah ibrahim

Administration

Opening Time

Monday – Friday 6.00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday 9.00 – 8.00 pm
Sunday 10.00 – 9.00 pm
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FFA's Services

Call : +14162439212
Mail : support@farahFamilySolutions.com
Address : 2011 Lawrence Ave W Unit 4, York, ON M9N 1H4

Ifrah Ibrahim, Administration

Ifrah Ibrahim joined Farah Family Solutions in January 2022, bringing with her 7 years of experience in an administrative role. Graduating from George Brown College in the Hearing Instrument Specialist Program in 2014, Ifrah takes pride in her ability to multitask and her unwavering readiness to assist. Her passion lies in working within environments that facilitate individuals in overcoming obstacles. As the Administration professional, Ifrah ensures the smooth day-to-day operations and extends a warm welcome to clients entering the practice. Her key strengths include integrity and robust organizational skills.

I pride myself on being able to multi-task and I am always ready and willing to help

Specialties:

  • Administrative tasks and operations

  • Multitasking in a fast-paced environment

  • Working in environments that help individuals overcome obstacles

  • Ensuring the smooth running of day-to-day operations

  • Welcoming clients into the practice

  • Strong organizational skills

Skillset
Multitasking 91%
Administrative Skills 80%
Organizational Skills 92%
Client Assistance 70%
Education
  • Graduated from George Brown College in Hearing Instrument Specialist Program, 2014
Experience
  • Ifrah has 7 years of experience in an administrative role. She joined Farah Family Solutions in January 2022 and has since been ensuring the smooth running of day-to-day operations and welcoming clients into the practice.

Ifrah plays a pivotal role in fostering a welcoming and efficient atmosphere at Farah Family Solutions, contributing to the overall positive experience for clients.

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JOSEPH AMARAEGBENI,

Social Worker,Therapist

Opening Time

Monday – Friday 6.00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday 9.00 – 8.00 pm
Sunday 10.00 – 9.00 pm
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Mail : support@farahFamilySolutions.com
Address : 2011 Lawrence Ave W Unit 4, York, ON M9N 1H4

Joseph Amaraegbeni, BA, MSW, RSW Joseph Amaraegbeni, BA, MSW, RSW - Social Worker & Therapist

Joseph Amaraegbeni is a dedicated and compassionate Social Worker and Therapist, currently holding memberships with the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW), Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW), and the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). With a commitment to promoting family values, anti-racism, combating discrimination, oppressive practices, and upholding human rights values, Joseph is a highly skilled professional with a wealth of experience

collaborative member of inter-disciplinary teams and an engaged Strengths-based practitioner, I am a strong advocate for Family Values, Anti-Racism, Discrimination, Oppressive Practices and Human Right Values

Specialties:

  • Marginalized and Racialized Populations

  • Bio-psychosocial-spiritual Issues

  • Psycho-educational Group Development

  • Therapeutic Workshops

  • Professional Development Programs

  • Life Skills Groups/Workshops for Widows/Children, Immigrants, Refugees

  • Areas of expertise: Depression, Anxiety, Grief & Loss, High Stress Integration, Acculturation

Skillset
Officeal Skill 90%
Group Facilitation 89%
Advocacy 74%
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
Experience
  • Joseph has over 10 years of professional practice experience. He has worked with diverse marginalized and racialized populations experiencing a range of bio-psychosocial-spiritual issues

Joseph Amaraegbeni is a highly skilled and compassionate Social Worker with over a decade of professional practice experience. As a current member in good standing with various professional associations, he holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and a Master of Social Work (MSW).

Joseph’s extensive experience spans various settings, primarily working with diverse marginalized and racialized populations facing a spectrum of bio-psychosocial-spiritual challenges. His proficiency extends to being an engaging facilitator, having developed and led psycho-educational, therapeutic, professional development, and life skill groups/workshops tailored for Widows/Children, Immigrants, and Refugees experiencing depression, anxiety, grief & loss, high stress integration, and acculturation.

A collaborative member of inter-disciplinary teams, Joseph stands out as an engaged Strengths-based practitioner. His advocacy focuses on promoting family values, combating racism, discrimination, oppressive practices, and upholding human rights values. Joseph’s approach revolves around empowering individuals through collaboration, compassion, and a strengths-based perspective.

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Patience Odiaka, RSW

Social Worker,Therapist

Opening Time

Monday – Friday 6.00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday 9.00 – 8.00 pm
Sunday 10.00 – 9.00 pm
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Mail : support@farahFamilySolutions.com
Address : 2011 Lawrence Ave W Unit 4, York, ON M9N 1H4

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Patience Odiaka is a dynamic, compassionate, and goal-oriented professional. She aspires to empower her clients and help them achieve their goals, with sensitivity to diversity and inclusion. She has extensive experience working with children, youth, and families, supporting them in identifying and engaging with best parenting pra

My greatest aspiration is always to empower the clients that I work with, and to help them to achieve their goals, with sensitivity to diversity and inclusion

Specialties:

  • - Working with children

  • - Working with youth

  • - Working with families

  • - Supporting parents and families in the process of identifying and engaging with best parenting practices

Skillset
Empathy 75%
Goal-oriented Counseling 93%
Diversity and Inclusion Sensitivity 87%
Education
  • Masters of Social Work, Factor Inwentash School of Social Work, University of Toronto, 2017
Experience
  • Patience has been a registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers since 2018. She has many years of experience working with children, youth, and families.

Patience Odiaka has been a registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers since 2018. She studied at the Factor Inwentash School of Social Work at the University of Toronto, obtaining a Masters of Social Work degree in 2017. Throughout her career, Patience has dedicated herself to working with children, youth, and families, gaining extensive experience and proven success in supporting parents and families in the process of identifying and engaging with best parenting practices.

Patience’s approach is characterized by dynamism, compassion, and a goal-oriented mindset, always striving to empower her clients. Her commitment to diversity and inclusion ensures that her clients receive support tailored to their unique needs.

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Fardowsa Abdi, RSW, MSW

Social Worker,Therapist

Opening Time

Monday – Friday 6.00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday 9.00 – 8.00 pm
Sunday 10.00 – 9.00 pm
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FFA's Services

Call : +14162439212
Mail : support@farahFamilySolutions.com
Address : 2011 Lawrence Ave W Unit 4, York, ON M9N 1H4

Social Worker

Fardowsa Abdi, RSW, MSW Therapist

Fardowsa is a passionate social worker and clinician with over a decade of experience working with Black and racialized communities. She helps individuals overcome obstacles to personal development, housing, and access to adequate healthcare. Her practice is strength-based and client-centered, working from an anti-oppressive and anti-discriminatory framework.

I believe my role as a social worker and clinician is to meet my clients where they’re at on their healing journey. I aim to create a safe space for my clients and highly value my therapeutic relationships as they are vital to my practice

Specialties:

  • Overcoming obstacles to personal development

  • Housing and access to adequate healthcare

  • Working with Black and racialized communities

  • Working from an anti-oppressive and anti-discriminatory framework

  • Mitigating the effects of depression and anxiety through therapeutic tools such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Skillset
Client-Centered Therapy 90%
Anti-Oppressive Practice 90%
Anti-Oppressive and Anti-Discriminatory Practice 86%
Education
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Registered Social Worker (RSW)
Experience
  • Fardowsa has over a decade of experience working with Black and racialized communities. She helps individuals overcome obstacles to personal development, housing, and access to adequate healthcare.

Fardowsa Abdi is a dedicated Social Worker and Therapist with a passion for working with Black and racialized communities. With over a decade of experience, she has been instrumental in helping individuals overcome obstacles in personal development, housing, and access to healthcare.

Fardowsa’s practice is deeply rooted in an anti-oppressive and anti-discriminatory framework, emphasizing a strength-based and client-centered approach. Her belief in meeting clients where they are on their healing journey is reflected in her supportive and collaborative style. Fardowsa utilizes therapeutic tools such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to mitigate the effects of depression and anxiety, fostering holistic well-being for her clients.

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