• Emotion Regulation

  • Relationship and Interpersonal Difficulties

  • Anxiety and Related Concerns

  • Couples

  • Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Attachment and Complex Trauma/PTSD

  • Meaning Making and Values

Sonya Varma, M.A.


Sometimes, and often perhaps without realizing, we can find ourselves stuck. We may wonder where we are, or how we found ourselves here. We may not have a clear sense of where we’d like to go or how to get there, but rather a deep sense that something needs to shift. It is my hope to join you exactly where you are, as you are, and to support you alongside your unique journey of self-discovery, healing, and growth.

I practice from an empathic and genuine space of warmth, non-judgment, and curiosity. My approach to therapy is compassionate and integrative, where I draw on evidence-based approaches that are experiential, relational, cognitive-behavioural, and acceptance-based, such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy. I work with individuals and couples, and have a special interest in helping people explore, understand, and manage painful emotions, as well as facilitate deeper connections within their relationships. Our work together will help you find greater understanding and peace about how past emotional, relational, and traumatic histories may be impacting your experiences currently. It will also help you to create meaningful, lasting change, where you can cultivate and live life as it is most authentic to you, rich with emotion, connection, and action.

I am also passionate about conducting research, where I have a specific focus on improving individual and couple-based treatments for Borderline Personality Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and allow my research to inform my clinical practice and vice versa.

I look forward to being able to know you, meeting you exactly where you are, as you are, and joining in and supporting your journey.


B.Sc. Psychology and Neuroscience (Honours) – University of Toronto

M.A. Clinical Psychology

Ph.D. Clinical Psychology (In Progress)