Prapti Giri, MSW, RSW
I am here to help you actualize your full potential. I will help you build an internal scaffold of resources to support renegotiation and integration of overwhelming life experiences. Health is achieved through the integration of mind, body, and spirit. It is not an individual state, but a collective and social dynamic. As we learn how to regulate our own nervous systems, we become more able to participate in the joys and challenges that life brings. Healing our own wounds helps us develop the capacity to be present for both ourselves and others.
From 2001 to 2013, I worked as a registered nurse in mental health care, acute care, palliative care and community nursing with homeless and under-housed people. Witnessing and helping people to find peace and comfort as they experience life-altering trauma has had a profound impact on me. I find myself asking: What does it mean to live well?
While completing my Masters of Social Work (2015-2017), I studied how systemic oppressions such as racism, sexism, ableism and classism affect individual and collective well-being. Through my studies and experiences I have come to understand the importance of examining how both my own ancestors (from Nepal and India) and my social location in Canada influence my well-being and my work. I am especially interested in the ways in which colonialism and its economy shape our identities and our interactions with one another. I am a LGBTQ-positive, poly-positive, sex-positive practitioner. The lenses through which I work promote restorative justice and liberation. I am open to critique, feedback and am committed to learning and growing.
I have completed the three year Somatic Experiencing program and am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. I have also completed Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) Basic and Advanced Trainings. CRM is the model that primarily informs my work and includes processing of intergenerational trauma and embodying the lost and forgotten gifts from our own ancestral linneages. My training includes an understanding of narrative, psychodynamic and attachment theories. I have completed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program, and have a daily meditation and yoga practice that supports me in the work that I do. I am committed to building a relationship that supports your unique needs, develops your strengths, fosters your innate ability to heal, and helps you understand and achieve your highest purpose.
As a Registered Social Worker, I am a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (www.ocswssw.org).
My practice is currently full.
**I only offer sessions by video or phone.**
$140 for 60 minute counselling session
I offer a free 30 minute initial consultation
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