Niloy Reza

ShiftGrit Therapist

Niloy Reza - Edmonton Practicum Student

Niloy has a bachelor's Degree in Psychology and is pursuing a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology. He is an Intern Therapist and is working under the direct supervision and tutelage of our Founder, Andrea McTague.

What is your name/nicknames?

Hi and welcome! My name is Niloy Reza

What do you do at Shift?

As a Intern Therapist at Shift, I am dedicated to creating a warm and supportive space where my clients can embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth. I hope to work in collaboration to boost their mood, manage anxiety, resolve conflicts, altering perspectives, and regulating emotions. I specialize in helping my clients identify and break free from negative patterns while providing gentle guidance to navigate challenging memories and beliefs. My therapy sessions for adults and adolescents are offered at a student rate, ensuring that quality mental health care is accessible to all. My goal is to gain experience and refine my skills while providing impactful support to my clients.

What are your academic credentials?

I graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2019 with a BA in Psychology. Currently, I am furthering my education by pursuing a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. This program has equipped me with a comprehensive understanding of various counselling theories and approaches, laying a solid foundation for my practice.

Why did you decide to become a therapist?

My journey towards becoming a therapist was inspired by my natural inclination to support those around me during times of stress or when they needed someone to confide in. But I wanted to offer more than a sympathetic ear or a helping hand —I wanted to help them in a meaningful way. Motivated by a desire to do so, I chose to pursue a career in therapy. Through my training, I've come to understand the profound impact of empathetic listening, validation, and reflective guidance in helping individuals optimize their lives. I am dedicated to honing these essential skills to empower others on their path to healing and personal growth.

What do you bring to your therapy sessions, and what are some goals?

I aim to foster a welcoming environment where open communication and collaboration thrive. My primary goal is to create a safe space where clients can freely express themselves and delve into their strengths and resources to set realistic goals for personal growth. Drawing from my background in psychology, I bring a wealth of knowledge to the table, coupled with a genuine desire to connect with my clients and to learn about their individual experiences. Together, we work towards optimizing their lives and achieving lasting positive change.

Who do you work with?

I'm excited to focus primarily on working with adults and adolescents, aiming to gain a diverse and enriching experience within the counselling environment.

Why are you passionate about what you do?

I am deeply passionate about guiding my clients on their journey toward an improved quality of life. Building effective therapeutic relationships excites me, as I eagerly delve into their lives alongside them, navigating challenges and maximizing outcomes together. It is a true honour to earn the trust of my clients, and I am committed to optimizing our time together and accompanying them on their path to self-improvement. In essence, my passion for what I do stems from a genuine desire to help others live happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives.

What do you do in your spare time?

As much as I enjoy studying and keeping up with the latest methodologies in psychology, I equally value my downtime. Spending quality time with my family, partner, and our two beloved dogs brings me immense joy. We often seek out new experiences together, whether it's exploring new hiking trails, discovering scenic camping spots, or simply taking spontaneous detours during our regular walks. I have an insatiable bug for movies and TV shows and am always eager to hear recommendations. I also indulge in casual gaming whenever I can carve out some time.

What is a skill that you are currently working on?

My current focus revolves around mastering and integrating the ShiftGrit protocol, aiming to deliver exceptional service to my clients. I aspire to expand the reach and accessibility of our philosophy and approach, ensuring that it resonates deeply with everyone we serve. I look forward to personal growth alongside the individuals I encounter, with the opportunity to offer guidance, support, and mutual learning experiences along the way.

What motivates or inspires you?

I find inspiration in the unique stories and diverse journeys of the people I encounter. I am inspired by the myriad ways that individuals choose to express their talents and navigate life’s experiences. Motivated by a genuine curiosity, I seek to learn from their perspectives and understand their unique outlooks on life. I am also motivated to be a part of their journey as they take on the challenge of self-improvement, to meet their own expectations and aspirations, and to be their best selves.

Available for:

Anxiety | Trauma and PTSD | Relationship Issues | Coping Skills | Depression | Exposure Therapy | Anger Management | Codependency | Coping Skills | Divorce | Family Conflict | Gambling | Infidelity | Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) | Peer / Family Relationships | Sleep or Insomnia | Self Esteem | Stress | and much more...


Insurance Coverage
Not covered by most benefits
Individual Sessions $110


Contact Information

10445 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 1R7, Canada
Zip/Post Code
T5N 1R7

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