Dr. Taslim Alani-Verjee
Dr. Taslim Alani-Verjee is a registered clinical and counseling psychologist in Ontario, Canada who specializes in helping people through situations and events which cause significant distress — including a diagnosis of mental illness.
She also works with corporations, organizations, and universities across Canada to understand the social impacts of mental illness, decrease the stigma of mental health, and provide resources to give people better and faster access to treatment.
Dr. Taslim earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario, an M.A. in International Development Studies from Dalhousie University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Lakehead University.
Dedicated to addressing the intersection between cultural issues and mental health, she founded Silm Centre for Mental Health, which seeks to serve racialized and marginalized peoples in the Toronto, Ontario area.
The centre specializes in the following issues:
- The subtle and ongoing effects of racism and discrimination on mental health
- The role of popular media on body image and self-worth
- Perpetual cycles of violence and their short- and long-term mental health impacts
- Culturally-conscious treatment options for a variety of mental health issues
Dr. Taslim’s compassion and diverse expertise helps people feel heard, discover the root causes of their current challenges, and implement effective solutions to achieve a better quality of life.
Meet Dr. Taslim
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“Dr. Taslim not only provides great information, but she conveys this information in such a thoughtful and calming manner. When discussing these often triggering topics, it’s nice to hear from someone who uses compassion to communicate.”
– MedCircle Member
Contact Dr. Taslim
Dr. Taslim is a clinical psychologist, and the Director and Founder of Silm Centre for Mental Health in Ontario, Canada. To learn more about Dr. Taslim and her team, visit her website.