Today's deal is a FREE Self Discovery session with Psychotherapist, Jawad Bhatti. The goal of this type of session is not just a therapy session but rather a focus on self discovery and understanding (or at least starting the process) to understand what your life goals truly are and why?.

Jawad Bhatti, the owner and chief therapist at Positive Outcome Counselling and Therapy,centres on providing psychoeducation and psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families. As a registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and a member of the Canadian Association of Social Workers, he has been providing psychoeducation and psychotherapy to children and adolescents, adults, couples, and professionals for over a decade. Using his Bachelor’s and Master of Social Work from York University, a B.A. (Hons) from the University of Toronto and a certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Jawad has further chosen to be trained in several treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Brief Solution Focused Therapy. This has accredited him the role of education coordinator for the mental health department at a major hospital in Toronto and is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto to assist in properly serving his community and beyond to meet the needs of today's various crises. Jawad is also a faculty advisor in the department of Social Work at York University.

Jawad’s strength lies in the ability to connect with people and help them truly understand themselves and how they work. He states, “watching someone find their truth is one of the most satisfying and rewarding experiences one can have”. In fact, Jawad believes that the key component of the therapeutic relationships is rapport and trust. He views skill, education and the clients commitment to therapy as secondary to the relationship that can be built with one another. “If there is trust and a strong rapport, therapy is more likely to be useful and successful to the client” he goes on to furthermore say. This technique resonates through the work he performs with clients from various backgrounds such as newcomers to Canada, youth, individuals and those involved in the criminal justice system. His calming personality and nonjudgmental process allows clients to feel comfortable while providing a space that is inclusive and conducive to honest and open discussions.