"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies with in us."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson -

Shelley Rush – Clinic Director and Owner

Registered Psychotherapist

Welcome! I am Shelley Rush a Registered Psychotherapist and Director of Rush & Associates Psychotherapy and Wellness. Rush & Associates Psychotherapy and Wellness is comprised of a team of Counsellors, Psychotherapists, and Psychologists. Our team is committed to assessing your current situation and helping you to develop a plan that suits your needs. Our goal is to help individuals, couples and groups work towards empowering themselves in the process of change and understanding. We provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental therapeutic environment for you to explore life's many challenges.

We like to begin with a free 30-minute intake session with one of our intake therapists to determine the best course of action and the best therapist for you. Our intake therapist will help devise your goals and expectations for therapy, into a treatment plan tailored to you.

Our practice has the honour of spending our time with couples and families, victims of trauma and individual dealing with trauma, as well as individuals dealing with depression and anxiety-based issues. We offer individual and group Anger Management sessions for court mandated or Non-court mandated clients. We look forward to hearing from you.

Ahmad Shihab

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Hello, my name is Ahmad, I am a registered psychotherapist (Qualifying). I have spent several years playing elite-level sports, as well as experience in coaching, and working with, athletes of different ages. My previous professional experience also entails operations management of world-class operations. My experiences combined with my extensive training in the field allow me to view mental health challenges with the utmost humility and empathy, with the client’s safety and wellbeing at the heart of the process. My philosophic approach is client-centered. However, to best address mental health challenges it is beneficial to draw strengths from various therapeutic approaches in a fashion tailored specifically to each individual. I do provide psychotherapy in both English and Arabic (all dialects). My areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, life transitional challenges, couples & family, trauma, substance abuse, grief, and attachment.

Ambita Sen

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Welcome and thank you for reading my profile. My name is Ambita Sen. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of the Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.

I work with you, the client, as individuals, couples and families to address and help deal with different pressures and stresses in your lives. My focus puts you first and builds a strong therapeutic relationship between us through respect, empathy, authenticity, and unconditional positive regard. This provides a solid ground for the therapeutic work and helps build on your strengths. We will work together, in a warm and safe environment, to reach your acceptable level of satisfaction and comfort, at a pace of your convenience.

Canada’s cultural diversity and the process of acculturation by adapting to the host culture are real. My cultural sensitivity and openness has been honed by living and experiencing the socio-cultural characteristics in several countries. My life experiences helped me to be culturally humble and understand and appreciate the stresses caused by socio-cultural differences.

My extensive experience as an Organisational Psychologist in a multi-cultural environment helped me observe human behaviour and many of the struggles that individuals experience in dealing with life’s challenges. I helped individuals cope with anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief that impacted their ability to work, and in some cases affected their personal lives. I also assisted individuals in improving their work performance, enhancing job satisfaction, supporting career-related decisions, and dealing with workplace harassment issues. Having lead grief and bereavement support groups, I understand how different individuals deal with different stages of grief and the skills that can be helpful to manage grief.

I use interventions such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-based approaches. My interest and experience in expressive arts allows me to combine techniques from that area into my therapeutic approach. Other modalities that I use are Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Emotion Based Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy, Gestalt, and Existentialism.

I am educated in Canada and the United Kingdom. I have a Master’s degree in Organisational Psychology and Business from Aston University, United Kingdom. I am currently working towards completing my Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University, Canada. My Bachelor’s degree in Psychology was completed from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

I offer therapy in English, Hindi, and Bengali. I also understand spoken Urdu.


Keisha Adamson

Intake / Administration Coordinator

I have a Community College Diploma in social service. As a Social Worker, I graduated in 2018 from Trios College. I am currently employed as an Intake/Administration coordinator with Rush & Associates Psychotherapy and Wellness and as a Social worker with Community Living North Halton. These positions provide me with the knowledge and experiences I need in supporting families /individuals with Dual Diagnosis, Abuse, and mental health disorders. My 14 years worked experience that I have developed in other positions has provided me with the passion to go above and beyond to help others. I demonstrated my commitment to helping clients daily in the work that I do. With my equivalent combination of education and my work experiences I know that I am in the right field because my passion is making everyone feel valued.


Tamara Shihab


Hi, my name is Tamara Shihab, and I am an administrative assistant at Rush & Associates Psychotherapy and Wellness. I’m a student hoping to complete my undergraduate studies in the social science program at the University of Toronto. My favourite past-times include baking, reading and painting. I am excited to be a part of the R&A team!