Afreen Chowdhury completed her Bachelor of Science and Master of Social Work at the University of Toronto. Afreen has offered psychotherapy in various settings as in-patient/outpatient hospital units, community organizations, as well helped develop and facilitate mental health groups for diverse populations.
Afreen works from an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, and intersectional approach. She is trained in various evidence-based interventions including cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, motivational interviewing, crisis interventions, and narrative therapy. Sessions with Afreen offer an integrated approach drawing from the above therapies.
In her practice, Afreen supports clients gain insights into the self including thoughts, emotions, behaviours, mind-body connections, relationships, and life, build resiliency, and find validation and empowerment within themselves. She is passionate about sharing knowledge and will eagerly provide psychoeducation based on the client’s experiences.
Afreen offers individual therapy to adults and adolescents experiencing but not limited to depression, anxiety, PTSD, relational and attachment issues, cultural and intergenerational trauma, suicidal ideation, and self-harm.
Currently, Afreen sits on a Community Advisory Board for Trillium Health Partners and is an occasional guest speaker at the University of Toronto – Master of Social Work program.