Hatice Hashemi, MSW, RSW, Psychotherapist

Hatice (Hatije) is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW).  She works from an empathic, collaborative approach to psychotherapy and has experience providing individual, adolescent and family therapy using evidence-based approaches. She offers services in English and Turkish.

Education & Training

Hatice completed her Master of Social Work degree at York University. She has a wide range of direct counselling experience in health care settings, where she provided counselling and crises intervention supports to individuals diagnosed with mental health issues requiring treatment. Hatice has training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), and ASIST training. Engaging in lifelong learning in clinical social work education allows Hatice to remain up-to-date in evidence-based psychological approaches.

Theoretical Approach

Hatice has a far-reaching theoretical knowledge, practical skillset and close to seven years of experience working in the field of mental health. She believes that every person is unique and has different needs, challenges and circumstances; therefore, there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to psychotherapy. Hatice works from an integrative approach combining the client-centered, strength-based practice with one of the following therapy models:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical-Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Psychodynamic
  • Mindfulness

Working with clients from diverse backgrounds, Hatice often works with issues including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Self-Confidence
  • Chronic Stress/Burnout
  • Parenting/Family Issues
  • Life Transitions

Personal Background

Hatice is a first-generation Turkish-Canadian. She deeply believes that her achievements are a direct result of people who believed in her – including family, friends and community. With that same understanding, Hatice believes in her clients, their strengths and resilience. She firmly believes that strength lies in connection and collaboration. Hatice prioritizes working collaboratively with clients, while being transparent and respectful, and building a relationship of trust and mutual understanding.


English and Turkish


Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW)