Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
Hina Wain (she/her/hers) is a therapist-in-training with a background in personality research and clinical experience in forensic settings. Hina enjoys supporting individuals navigating experiences related to identity development and life changes. Her approach centers on respect for multiculturalism and the expertise clients hold about their lived experiences. Hina’s therapeutic stance seeks to honor client strengths, individual agency, and advocacy for community healing. Hina’s primary areas of practice include anxiety/mood-related concerns, trauma recovery, and relational concerns.
Education and Credentials
- Honours Bachelors of Science (H.BSc.) from the University of Toronto
- Master of Psychology (M.Psy) from Adler Graduate Professional School
- Master of Arts (M.A.) from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
What specific modalities do you practice and are you certified?
I practice using a cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing approach. I am certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for depression and anxiety through the Beck Institute.
What do you like to do when you are not working? What do you do for fun?
I love to be outdoors and stay connected with art. I create digital art, curate music, and take photographs. Taking photographs while on a hike with my dog is one of my favorite activities.
What are you excited about? What is your passion? What do you want to learn more about?
I am passionate about creating respectful, collaborative, and meaningful spaces for clients to share their lived experiences with me. I am excited to learn more about how I can best support clients in their journeys with consideration for their individual needs and goals.
What do you like about being a therapist?
I like being connected to others and feel moved when I am in community with others, particularly with regard to healing. Being a therapist constantly provides me with opportunities to be mindful of my shared humanity and reminds me that none of us are alone in our experiences.
I work with
- Young adults
- Multicultural and identity concerns
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Areas of Interest
- Complex Trauma
- Interpersonal Conflict
What do you do for self-care?
- Listening to music
- Walking my dog
Favorite podcasts, books or blogs
- A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Individuals / Authors / Theorists who have influenced my work
- Gabor Maté
- Marsha M. Linehan
- Irvin D. Yalom