Dr. Taslim Alani-Verjee

Dr. Taslim Alani-Verjee

Toronto, Ontario
Passionate Psychologist, Anti-Opression and Mental Health & Wellness Expert
Dr. Taslim Alani-Verjee is a psychologist, and mental health & wellness expert passionate about creating stronger, healthier & more inclusive communities. Dr. Taslim Alani Verjee is the Director and Founder of an organization where she practices from a Cognitive-Behavioural orientation (e.g., CBT, DBT, and ACT). Dr. Taslim has developed a model for Anti-Oppressive Leadership that she has been offering to C-level executives, managers and leaders, and this integrates her knowledge of mental health, social justice, equity and inclusion. She works with adolescents and adults who are having difficulties with adjustment and/or with their mental health.
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Health & Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health
  • Personal Growth
  • Awareness Days
  • Campus & University Speakers
  • Community Engagement Events
  • Consultant & Coach
  • Corporate Audience
  • Corporations & Businesses
  • Education & Teachers
  • Government Departments & Agencies


Dr. Taslim Alani-Verjee is a Clinical Psychologist living and working in Toronto, Canada. She is the Founder and Director of an organization, a community-based and social justice-oriented practice that seeks to make mental health awareness and services more accessible to the communities with whom she and her team work.

Her practice has over 20 clinicians, supports pro bono and sliding scale work, and has developed community partnerships to promote the well-being of organizations and those who work within them. Dr. Taslim Alani-Verjee has also co-founded another company, a psychoeducational mental health subscription service that seeks to help users understand and experience their emotions. She is a MedCircle Certified Educator.

Dr. Taslim Alani-Verjee has offered many talks, trainings, and workshops related to well-being, including self-care and burnout, noticing the signs and symptoms of mental illness, and diversity, inclusion and anti-oppression. She ensures that each of her talks and workshops are tailored to the specific community for whom she is working.

Dr. Taslim Alani-Verjee has been invited as a guest/keynote speaker regarding mental health, resilience, burnout, oppression and racism. She has been interviewed by many media outlets (e.g., Global, CBC, CTV, Huffington Post) regarding the same.

Dr. Taslim Alani-Verjee teaches regularly at Lakehead University where she is an Adjunct Faculty member. She is a Faculty Member at Adler Graduate Professional School where she teaches courses on Ethics in Psychology, Psychopathology, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Cultural Humility.

She teaches Counselling Skills and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy within the Global Mental Health program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Taslim Alani-Verjee has her Ph.D. and Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Lakehead University, where her research focused on body image, eating disorders, intimate partner violence, and engaging with marginalized populations using community-based participatory research.

Dr. Taslim Alani-Verjee obtained her Masters degree in International Development Studies from Dalhousie University where her research focused on intimate partner violence within First Nations communities in Northwestern Ontario. She completed her Honours Bachelor of Arts at Brescia University College at Western University.








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Dr. Taslim Alani-Verjee Topic Presentations

mental health and wellness

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  • Dr. Taslim Alani-Verjee speaks on a variety of topics related to mental health and wellness, ranging from anxiety and stress management to self-care and burnout to promoting wellness. With her background as a psychologist, she took tools from her practice and bring this to her audience in an engaging, lighthearted, and applicable way.

    Dr. Taslim Alani-Verjee has often approached this from a compassionate, light-hearted place that seeks to decrease stigma as it relates to mental health. She generally seek to offer her audience an opportunity to think about mental health differently, and some practical tools they can start using immediately.

    Key takeaways:

    • We all struggle with our mental health at time, and some of us struggle differently.
    • We can improve our mental health through some simple strategies.
    • Even those with mental illness can have good mental health.
    • We all have a role to play in creating a culture that fosters good mental health.

social justice and anti-oppression

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  • Conversations about social justice can be hard, alienating, and sensitive. Using her therapeutic skills, Dr. Taslim Alani-Verjee broaches topics related to social justice and anti-oppression in ways that are relatable. She discusses privilege and power as things that we all have access to, and discuss social responsibility using a lens of humility and inclusivity.

    Oppression is explored as sometimes intentional and sometimes passive/unintentional. We explore some easy ways to start making changes in our lives to reduce oppression, and to better and more meaningfully include people. All of this is explored in a light-hearted, compassionate and humorous way.

    Depending on the audience, Dr. Taslim Alani-Verjee can also talk about how investing in diversity, equity and inclusion can improve a business’ bottom line.

    Key takeaways:

    • Our identities are intersectional and this means that we all experience some privilege in our identities.
    • Power and privilege are not inherently bad; we do not need to feel guilty about this.
    • There are easy steps we can all take to create more inclusive and anti=oppressive communities.

anti-oppressive leadership

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  • This is based on a training that Dr. Taslim Alani-Verjee developed that speaks to leaders specifically. It explores how we can have power and privilege in our roles, and be anti-oppressive while still leading and delegating. It broaches on areas of diversity, equity and inclusion, and looks at how leaders can seek to understand their own identities in order to empower their teams to excel.

    This talk offers practical steps that we can take, and explores how anti-oppressive, compassionate and trauma-informed leadership are better for the bottom line. It pulls from work on organizational leadership and mental health research to provide a new perspective on leadership within communities.

    Key takeaways:

    • One can be a leader in a position of power and still be anti-oppressive.
    • Anti-oppression takes commitment.
    • There are strategies that we can implement to foster anti-oppressive communities—some are easier to start with.


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  • Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present and aware of where we are and what we’re doing and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us While mindfulness is something we all naturally possess it’s more readily available to us when we practice on a daily basis.

de-escalating mental health emergencies

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racism allyship and mental health

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