Dr. Monica Vermani C. Psych,
Clinical Psychologist, Author, Founder, Start Living Corporate Wellness
Dr. Vermani is a clinical psychologist, author and founder of Dr. Vermani Balanced Wellbeing (Psychological Private Practice Treatment Services) and Start Living Corporate Wellness.
She is committed to helping individuals, families and organizations create health, wellness and harmony, to maximize their potential and live a richer, fuller life — to stop existing and start living. Dr. Vermani holds a Doctorate in Clinical and Counselling Psychology and is a registered member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario.
As a clinical psychologist, for 25 years Dr. Vermani has been providing therapy and psychological treatment services through a multifaceted dynamic suite of evidence-based treatment modalities, including Supportive Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Executive Coaching, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Executive Coaching, and Mindfulness Meditation — Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Breath-Mind-Body Practices. Dr. Vermani specializes in facilitating treatments to adolescents and adults suffering from trauma/abuse, mood, anxiety, substance addictions and other related conditions and disorders. Furthermore, Dr. Vermani offers crisis management, marriage/couples/family counseling, chronic pain management, self-esteem/assertiveness enhancement, vocational counseling, skill development and professional coaching. She also conducts outpatient/inpatient psychological, vocational and forensic assessments. Dr. Vermani has worked with Canadian Armed Forces and US Military personnel, war veterans and 9/11 first responders in New York City, and brings this depth of experience and understanding of the unique needs and challenges of individuals suffering from PTSD.
Founder, Start Living Corporate Wellness
Recognizing the need for organizations to stem the rising costs of employee absenteeism, Dr. Vermani founded Start Living Corporate Wellness. Start Living Corporate Wellness offers companies of all sizes customizable programs that address issues like employee burnout, communication breakdown, anxiety, conflict resolution, and provide counselling, professional coaching skills and knowledge on a wide range of topics designed to erase the stigma around mental health, including managing stress, mood and anxiety, understanding mental health, health and self-care, anger management and avoiding burnout.
Author, A Deeper Wellness
Dr. Vermani is a published author, with numerous professional journal articles, clinical research studies and media publications on trauma and abuse, mood and anxiety disorders, forensic psychology and attention deficit disorder. She is the author of The PCMAD (Primary Care Mood and Anxiety Diagnoser): The Development of a Diagnostic Tool to Detect Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Bipolar Disorder and Depression, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, (2011).
In her latest book, A Deeper Wellness, How to Heal Your Past, Deal with your Present and Take Control of Your Future – Self Help Life Lessons, Dr. Vermani provides individuals with the tools to create a deep, authentic sense of wellbeing. Drawing on 25 years of clinical practice, Dr. Vermani takes readers through her tried and true steps of creating incremental, meaningful change. In 18 succinct ‘sessions,’ she guides readers through healing their pain and trauma, recognizing and confronting the thoughts and behaviors that stand in the way of their happiness and connecting to their authentic self. Inspiring and guiding readers to create deep, transformational change in their life, A Deeper Wellness provides a focused, and practical path to healing the past, dealing with the present and building an authentic, connected future — and creating for a lasting, deeper wellness. A Deeper Wellness will be published in 2021.
“Since the painful, negative stories of that we hold onto are of our own making,
we can reframe and rewrite them. In doing so, we heal ourselves.”
Dr. Monica Vermani