Wellness Empowered was founded in October 2019 as a counselling private practice by Shayla S. Dube and incorporated as Langa Wellness Empowered Community Services Inc in October 2020. Shayla currently holds a Bachelors and Masters in Social Work from York University and she is currently licensed to practise in the provinces of Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. The long term vision is to offer Canada wide and international service provider. Langa is a Ndebele/ Zulu word that means Sun and we believe everyone needs sunlight and our mission is to inspire you find your light within. Our community wellness services are hope, heart and healing centred.
Underpinning our core values is the commitment to social justice that examines and challenges the status quo using anti oppressive practise and person - centred and decolonizing lens. We believe it takes a village to build thriving communities, as such we welcome partnerships with like minded businesses and community stakeholders that share the same vision as us. We believe there is ample sun for everyone and; “as long as the sun rises, there is HOPE”
Working together to facilitate healing, improve the optimum wellness, well-being and prosperity of children, youth and families of the communities we compassionately serve.
Our vision is to contribute towards building Wellness Empowered, Culturally Safe, Identity Affirming & Psychologically Safe Communities for all people.
Our purpose is to provide a culturally responsive, holistic and wellness focussed services that promote collective healing, multiculturalism , diversity and inclusion for all.
✅ De-colonize mental health services using culturally responsive healing practices.
✅Normalize and de-stigmatize accessing mental health supports.
✅ Prevent burnout, promote self-care and resilience.
✅ Promote work-life balance.
✅Promote healing and healthy love.
✅ Promote school- home- social life balance for children and youth.
✅ Enhance the psychological health and promote emotional well-being
✅ Building healthy communities where everyone is included and valued.
We are a people first and community centred organization that strongly believes it takes a village to build healthy communities, hence we work in collaboration with our clients and partner with other professionals in order to promote collective healing and intergenerational healing.
We believe celebrating all intersectional identities promotes diversity, inclusion and equity that promotes equal access to quality mental health and wellness services for all, which fosters solidarity & unity.
We embody kindness at all levels of our work, from the first phone call or email all the way to the termination and/ continuation of services.
We are grounded in love and anchored in spirituality, which allows us to non- judgementally bear witness to sacred stories and create psychological safety with utmost respect, cultural humility, understanding and unconditional acceptance .
We believe all voices deserve to be empathetically heard and all stories are sacred; hence we pledge to respect and honour all lived experiences with compassion.
We conduct all aspects of our work with transparency, honesty and truthfulness; always acting in the best interest of the clients and abiding by all the ethical standards and Code of Conduct put forth by ACSW, OCSWSSW and ASWNC.
We believe the solution to isolation and individual suffering is community healing. As such, we hope our practice provides you with a safe community, where you will not just belong; but feel seen, heard, included, and accepted.
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