About Alison

Meet Nilam Chhetri-McDermott

Nilam will be offering pay-what-you-can therapy (0-$25) from January 4 - August 15, 2021

Get to know Nilam!

"Motherhood can be beautiful and burdensome; sometimes, at the same time, and often at the end of each extreme. It can be challenging to juggle our own hopes and expectations, while also navigating uncertainty, isolation, judgment, and old wounds. As a mother myself, I have a keen understanding of how these stresses can overwhelm us to our core, especially now more than ever as we are dealing with the challenges of the pandemic. I am honoured to be able to provide support to mothers during this difficult time. 

My goal in therapy is to provide a warm, supportive, and nonjudgmental space for you to share your experiences. I work with a holistic approach to understand your concerns and to find solutions that are unique to you. I believe that change happens when we can share our innermost struggles and begin to accept ourselves. I will hold space for you and provide evidence-based tools to support your growth. 

I work with a variety of modalities, including but not limited to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Gestalt Therapy and Narrative Therapy. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Waterloo and I am currently completing my Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University."