Let’s Get To Know Each Other

I want to help you live your best life

Hello! I’m Anya

RSW, MSW, PMH-C. Private Practice Counsellor in Burlington, Ontario.

I provide mental health support, including maternal mental health services, to women who might be struggling with life’s challenges. 

I focus on women, and their partners. If you have suffered the loss of a baby (perinatal loss) whether through miscarriage, stillbirth, or termination or are struggling with pregnancy or postpartum issues, I would love to provide you with the tools and strategies to help you.

On a personal note, I love being active. Most days you’ll find me in the gym lifting weights, recently I was introduced to crossfit and it’s safe to say I’m hooked! I’ve experienced the positive impact that physical activity has had, not only on my physical health, but on my overall mental wellbeing. It’s generally my go-to stress reliever.

My second passion in life is travelling and learning about diverse cultures. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to volunteer abroad, helping those less fortunate build sustainable living quarters in several developing countries around the world. When I’m not travelling, you’ll find me daydreaming about it!

Hello! I’m Mona

Mona Ammad is a student working under the direct supervision of Anya Malda, RSW.

I am thrilled to be a part of Soulful Balance Counselling and Therapy.  I am an internationally trained mental health professional with experience in providing individual counseling and group psychotherapy to adults youth and families who might be dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, phobias and interpersonal relation challenges. I believe having worked in the mental health field internationally has not only enhanced my learning and understanding, but also added richness and diversity to my experience. I am an active member in good standing, of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP), and am currently working towards registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists (CRPO). 

I use an integrated, holistic and client centered approach tailoring my therapeutic work to meet my client’s unique goals and needs to help improve their mental health and general well-being.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, exercising, trying new recipes, and baking specialty cakes!

Please feel free to reach out!

My Approach & Values

I am trained in and comfortable working from a variety of clinical models. I take a person-centred approach, and believe that the therapeutic relationship is built on trust, respect, compassion, acceptance, validation and understanding.

Clinical Models

Solution-Focused Therapy

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Therapy

Emotionally-Focused Therapy

Narrative Therapy


My Experience

Infertility Therapy & Support

Perinatal Mental Health Expert

Pregnancy Loss


Stress & Overwhelm


My Education

Registered Social Worker 

Master’s of Social Work (University of Toronto)

Bachelors of Social Work (McMaster University)

Bachelors of Arts in Sociology (McMaster University)

Getting Started Is Easy


Free 30 Min Chat

Reach out to me via email or telephone and we will book a 30 minute phone consult

Book Appointment

If we’re a good fit, we’ll book a session for you to come in and meet. We will start tackling whatever issues you are facing together.

1st Session!

We will identify goals for therapy that we can accomplish together.

I Work With You, Wherever You Are On This Journey

Individual Counselling

We can meet in person at my office or go for a walk. When clients are willing and able, I like to take our therapy sessions outside to walk and talk.  This makes things less clinical and is an opportunity to work towards trying to reduce some of the signs and symptoms of anxiety and/or depression.

Infertility Therapy & Postpartum Support

Becoming a mom and being a mom can be challenging. Finding an hour in your week to share with a supportive, well-trained infertility therapist & support can be a gift you give yourself and your partner.

Online Counselling

Our online sessions are just as effective online – done from the comfort and convenience of your own home.  We provide Hamilton therapy, Oakville counselling all alone, or in our quiet and private office in Waterdown. It means not having to worry about childcare or having to leave the house. You can even meet with me in pj’s!