Thank you for stopping by Heart Work Therapy.

In the spirit of owning our stories and the desire to live life wholeheartedly, I help clients with creating a plan towards living a life of meaning and hope. I believe that meaningful change is rooted at the intersection of some hard work and a lot of heart work - that is the Heart Work way.

Maleeha Hamid BSW, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

About Me

My name is Maleeha and I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW). As a clinical RSW, I am dedicated to cultivating a brave space with you as we work on a plan towards growth and healing. My goal is to try to provide a comfortable therapeutic environment where you can process experiences of heartbreak, breakdowns, and breakthroughs. I believe that you are the author of your own story and parts of it may have difficult and painful points. By sitting with your story and unpacking it with an experienced professional, it is my hope that you will work through your feelings, thoughts, and experiences while reflecting on your narrative in a safe, compassionate, and non-judgemental way.

This work is close to my heart as it provides me the honour to work with people from diverse cultures, belief systems, and lifestyles. Over the past fifteen years, I have worked with CAS, the school board, mental health agencies, hospitals, non- profit agencies, and now, a family health team in the GTA. You are welcome to view my Psychology Today profile.

I am trained in the following therapeutic modalities:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Trauma Informed Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Family Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy


Heart Work Therapy provides in-person, virtual and phone sessions. If you are interested in services, I would be glad to have a phone chat with you so we can learn a few key things about each other. There is no fee for the consultation.

I use a strength-based approach to address anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, anger management, difficulties in relationships – including parent / child relationships, struggles with self-esteem, improving coping strategies, and more. My clinical work includes (but is not limited to) working extensively with youth and their families in regard to understanding family culture / dynamics, effective communication, practicing validation, relationship mindfulness skills, and emotion management.

My services include: individual therapy, group therapy and family therapy.


The fee for each 50 minute individual session is $165. For couples / family / group therapy, please connect with Heart Work Therapy. Electronic receipts are provided upon completion of each session.

There are many extended benefit packages which cover social work practice. If you have benefits, please inquire with your company to find out if this is an option for you. You can do this by simply checking if you are covered for services delivered by a Registered Social Worker.


Identifying factors of clients have been removed for privacy and confidentiality.

Maleeha has definitely chosen the correct profession! She is a kind, nurturing, caring therapist. She is an amazing listener, and picks up on things that I'm usually not aware of. She is solution driven, and I love that about her. I feel like I can sit down with her and sort through my problems and find a solution that I'm comfortable with.

Therapy has helped me with my relationship with my parents, my family (both immediate and extended). My anxiety. My self-worth. Most importantly my relationship with God - He loves me through it all!

I started therapy with Maleeha a couple years ago to deal with childhood trauma. I was very hesitant but my friends and family really encouraged me to try therapy. Her gentle, knowledgeable, compassionate approach has allowed me to make sense out of things I didn’t want to touch. After decades of struggling, I can now see that my trauma is not my fault. For the very first time and thanks to Maleeha I learned how to trust not only others, but myself as well and that has been the biggest gift therapy has given me.

Working with Maleeha on my self worth has been crucial in how I see myself and the impacts it has on my life. 2023 was a game changer for me because of therapy with Maleeha and I look forward to 2024. I would recommend Heart Work Therapy to strangers and loved ones alike.

I highly recommend Maleeha as a therapist. I have had many therapists over the past several years and I finally found someone who fits what I have been looking for. Maleeha has a soft, non-judgemental approach (she’s also quite funny!) and she has been able to work with me at a pace that is comfortable for me. She is goal oriented and has provided me with tools and resources which have been incredibly helpful.

A friend of ours recommended Maleeha as a therapist and we now understand why. We started therapy in an attempt to salvage whatever parts of our marriage could be saved. Therapy can be hard and it was for us at times. Maleeha normalized that for us and didn't rush through anything. Maleeha's empathetic and kind personality and her professional know-how is why we continued session after session with her. Our marriage is repaired and we are the happiest we've been as a couple. Even more, we are happier as individuals and that is the best outcome of therapy. We are so grateful to Maleeha!!

When I came to Heart Work Therapy, I was broken. Our focus in therapy has been to work on self compassion. This has changed the trajectory of my life and for the first time in a long time, I have hope. I continue to see Maleeha because she provides a comfortable and non-judgemental space for me.

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Milton, Ontario