Get to Know Me
Kalila Badali (She/Her)
I identify as a queer-bisexual, neuordivergent therapist, and musician. I use these experiences to inform my practice. I am LGBTQ2SAI+ affirming with specific focus on supporting non-binary, and queer/bisexual/pansexual/questioning clients. I also work with neurodivergent (Autism, ADHD, Learning Disability, and more) teenagers and young adults. As a musician, I have a strong value for supporting musicians, artists, actors, comedians and others in the arts community.
All are welcome to my practice even if you don't identify with the above categories. Let's have a conversation to see what you would like from therapy.
I provide counselling and psychotherapy to individuals and families. My training and my experience has covered a range of clinical issues and life problems such as depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, suicidal thoughts/ intent, self-harm, and relationship challenges.
My perspective is strengths-based and anti-oppressive with a particular focus on respecting neurodiversity. This means I am not interested in pathologizing your experience. I don't judge or analyze, instead I strive to connect with you, understand you and support you in developing the skills you want.
I have an eclectic approach to psychotherapy, which means I strive to tailor my approach to your needs by combining elements of psychotherapeutic modalities such as Music-Integrated Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
The most important thing to know about my approach is that I believe in meeting you where you are at and collaborating with you on your goals, even if you don't really know what your goals are yet!
I have completed a Master of Education in Counselling Psychology from The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at The University of Toronto where I did my training to become a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I am also a member of the Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists.