Dr. Saadia Akram Pall, C.Psych. Registered Psychologist

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Dr. Saadia Akram-Pall is a registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and has a doctorate and two master’s degrees. She has more than 25 years of experience to deliver psychological services to adults, couples and families using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Guided Imagery, Emotion Focused Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and Multicultural Counselling. She offers clients helpful tools and resources to achieve their personal, professional and relationship goals; as well as to assist them in strengthening their coping skills to deal with their issues effectively. She has a deep understanding of multicultural dynamics for working with diverse, newcomer and immigrant populations.

Dr. Saadia Akram-Pall has written a book on “Abnormal Psychology” which has been published and recommended for master’s studies. In addition, she has also participated in various research projects, presentations and professional development trainings. Her articles have been published in professional journals. For a complete list of her books, articles and community contribution, please see the “publications” section.

Dr. Saadia Akram-Pall can speak English, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu languages.

She offers clinical supervision to graduate students affiliated with various academic institutions.

Dr. Pall has expertise in the following areas:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Cultural Sensitivity/Multicultural Counselling
  • Emotion Focused Therapy/
  • Family/Marital Counselling
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Client Centered Therapy
  • Positive Psychology/Motivational Approach
  • Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT)


  • Doctorate degree from University of Toronto
  • Master’s degree from University of Toronto
  • Post Masters Specialization in Clinical Psychology, Punjab University
  • Sc. Applied Psychology, Punjab University
  • A Psychology, Punjab University


  • Speaker’s Bureau: United Way of the Greater Toronto
  • Co-Chair and Executive Committee Member of the Coalitions, Prevention of Elder Abuse in City of York and Etobicoke (PEACE)
  • Advisory Committee Member, Journey to Mental Health Project: A Training Series for Community Workers Serving Immigrants and Refugees
  • Advisory Committee Member, Success by Six-Evaluation Process, United Way of the Greater Toronto
  • Advisory Committee Member, Organizational Standards Project for Organizational Development
  • Advisory Committee Member, Bridge training for internationally trained psychologists and mental health professionals
  • Member of Community Participation Committee & Program Planning Committee at Rexdale Community Health Centre


  • Chuang, S., Moodley, R., Gielen, U., & Akram, S. (Eds.). (2020). Asian Families in Canada and the United States: Implications for Mental Health and Well-Being (1st ed.). Springer.
  • Moodley, R., & Akram, S. (2016). “Loss and Fear”: Acculturation Stresses Leading to Depression in South Asian Muslim Immigrants in Toronto. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 50(3-S), S137-S155.
  • Moodley, R., Lubin, D., & Akram, S. (2008). Counseling for transition trauma and health concerns. In N. Arthur & P. Pedersen (Eds.). Case Incidents in Counseling for International Transitions (pp.151-154).  USA:  American Counseling Association.
  • Akram, S. (2002). Abnormal Psychology. Lahore: A-One Publishers, Pakistan.
  • Akram, S. (2002). OSP Psychotherapy Clinics. OSP Connections-The Ontario Society of Psychotherapists, 9, (2), 2002.
  • Akram, S. (1996). Women’s Place Storefront. Women at the Centre, 3(1), 2.
  • Sheikh, M. H. & and Akram, S. (1992). Indigenization of “IPAT _ Anxiety Scale and Development of Local Norms for Pakistani Population. Pakistani Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1(2), 29-38.