Shira Yufe, M.A., Ph.D. (Candidate)
Shira Yufe is a Ph.D. Candidate in Clinical Psychology at York University. She works with adolescents, adults, and couples who are seeking supports for mental health challenges such as anxiety, social anxiety, depression, and relationship difficulties. She also specializes in working with individuals who have chronic medical conditions, targeting pain management and adaptation to illness.
Shira is interested in helping clients reach their goals and meet their therapeutic needs, and she tailors her approach to each individual. She works within the approaches of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical-Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT). She emphasizes flexibility, collaboration, and working towards personal growth and well-being.
Shira currently works as a sexual health counsellor at the Prostate Cancer Rehabilitation Clinic. She sees couples and individuals to address their sexual and relationship concerns following prostate cancer treatment. She also completed a clinical placement at the Princess Margaret Hospital where she developed skills in short and long-term therapy with childhood survivors of cancer, individuals recently diagnosed, and coping with survivorship difficulties. Shira has completed training at the York University Psychology Clinic where she worked with students and staff, focusing on generalized anxiety and mood lability. Additionally, Shira has worked with individuals with severe psychiatric presentations.
Shira loves to teach. She currently teaches a continuing education course in sexual health counselling to health care providers, and has been part-time faculty at Seneca College.
Outside of work, Shira can either be found on a spin bike or a yoga mat. She loves to travel, hike, and explore new places.