Davina Tiwari, MSW, RSW, CSFT

Davina Tiwari, MSW, RSW, CSFT


Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

Registered Member with the Ontario Association of Social Workers

Certified Solution Focused Therapist (CSFT) with the Canadian Council of Professional Certification (CCPC) Global Inc.

Area of Focus:

  • Cognitive behaviour therapy for anxiety and depression 
  • Mindfulness techniques, self-care strategies, and resiliency and coping skills training for stress and burnout
  • Self-compassion teaching, strengths-based counseling, and cognitive behaviour therapy for low self-esteem
  • Supportive counseling, adjustment counseling, and motivational interviewing for major life transitions 
  • Supportive counseling regarding relationship issues and cultural dynamics in family of origin for second-generation adults 
  • Solution-focused counseling, health care navigation, resource counseling, and supportive counseling regarding disability and chronic illness


B.A. (Hons) in Psychology at McMaster University

Master of Social Work (MSW) at University of Toronto

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Professional Background

Davina Tiwari is a Registered Social Worker in Ontario, Canada. She has extensive experience in healthcare, physical rehabilitation, social and community services. She has worked with pediatric, young adult, and adult populations and has a very strong clinical background in the field of disability and chronic illness.

Davina is the owner of Meaningful Independence, a virtual counseling practice that offers support to individuals, couples, and families by phone and online video across Ontario. Meaningful Independence virtual counseling services are focused on supporting adults with disabilities and chronic illness in terms of emotional adjustment, healthcare navigation, and transition planning. 

Davina also offers virtual counseling services to adults learning to cope with anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, grief and loss, low self-esteem, relationship issues, and major life transitions. She offers individual, couple, and family support.

Davina’s approach is strengths-based, solution-focused, non-judgmental, and supportive. She uses a broad therapeutic style that focuses on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Resiliency Skills, and Mindfulness. Davina tailors her approach to the client’s needs.

In addition to providing services to her clients, Davina also enjoys writing for health and mental health publications on her topics of professional interest and expertise.

Learn more about Davina on her website: https://www.imeaningful.com/

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