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Faruk Arslan


265 Lawrence Avenue, Suite L3 Kitchener, ON N2M 5R1

Tel: 226-978-2627       E-mail: [email protected]




As a MSW, MA, Honor in Sociology and RSW, I’ve learned and practiced Over Mind Mood (CBT), a brief therapy in hospital setting, strength-based solution focused in CAS and mindfulness therapy in private counselling. I am a collaborative team member and proven ability to effectively problem solver with a strong desire to help individuals, groups, families, especially seniors, children and vulnerable population.

My qualifications, degrees and work experience include:

Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, 2014.

Currently registered with the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASS) and the Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers (OCSSW), have worked in many social service agencies in various capacities.

Mind Over Therapy as branch of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), trained by 27 years experienced therapist, and trained at the Stratford General Hospital in Stratford, 2013.

Solution Focused Therapy and Signs of Safety, 2013, trained as Children Protection\ Intake Worker at Children and Family Services of Brant in Brantford, Ontario.

Children Play Therapy, Couple and Marital Therapy, Grief Counselling.

Sufi Therapy, Jungian Dream Interpretation with Sandtray and Expressive Art Therapy.

Cultural Sensitivity Training at Six Nations Reserve, March 2013, Ohsweken, Ontario.

CBR at Social Planning Toronto, Newcomer Women Centre, Toronto, 2012.

Mock Disaster Course Certificate, Network Ideas, 2007, Centennial College, Toronto

Honours Bachelors in Sociology, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, 2011.

Social Service Worker Diploma, Centennial College, 2008.

Director of Interfaith Affairs, Intercultural Dialog Institute, 2005-2011.

Community Organizer, Sunrise Education Trust, 2000-2003.


Relevant Experience

Sufi Therapy Counselling                                                                     May 2014 to present

Wilfrid Laurier University- Teaching Assistant…………………….Sep 2014 to May 2015

Stratford General Hospital at Stratford, Ontario                                                     Fall 2013

MSW Student Intern, Discharge Planning

Brantford Children’s Aid Society Brantford, Ontario                      Winter and Spring 2013

Student Intake/ Child Protection Worker

  • Investigate allegations of child abuse in a timely and comprehensive manner
  • Identify appropriate community supports to assist parents and make referrals
  • Develop and implement long term plans for children and their families to ensure safety and stability
  • Work both individually, as well as in a team setting, with excellent organizational and communication
  • Complete written reports, assessments and social histories
  • Interviewing experience in journalism and social work
  • Worked with diverse populations and attained positive results
  • Assessed clients with mental health issues as well as family crisis cases and provided support to families, individuals, seniors, youth and adolescents
  • Connected families and individuals to community resources
  • Coordinated and organized community-based programs, events and festivals


May 2014 to present Psychotherapist           Sufi Therapy Counselling Corporation

Sep 2014 to May 2015- Teaching Assistant…Wilfrid Laurier University, Religion &Culture

Sep- Dec 2013 Hospital Social Worker      Stratford General Hospital- Intern

Jan-May 2013 Child Protection Intake        Children’s Aid Society of Brant-Intern

2012- 2013      Social Researcher                Social Planning Toronto, Newcomer Women C.

2011-2013      Turkish Teacher                  Toronto District School Board, W. Lyon M. C.I.

2010-2011 Interfaith-Intercultural Activities Coordinator Intercultural Dialog Institute (IDI), Toronto Branch
2006-2010 Activities Director, Public Relations Unit Director Canadian Intercultural DialogueCenter (CIDC), Canadian Turkish Friendship Community (CTFC)
2003-2006 Manager of Department Astra Canada Pulses Inc, Regina, Saskatchewan
2000-2003 Event Coordinator Sunrise Education Trust, Toronto



2012-2015       Volunteer Organizer, KW Area Intercultural Dialog Institute (IDI)

2008-2011       President, Turkish Students Association at York University

  • Organizing Assistant for Toronto Turkish Festival, Canadian Turkish Friendship Community (CTFC)
  • Youth Program Facilitator Atak Soccer Club at Nile Academy
  • Chess Club Teacher/Educator and organized chess competition at NileAcademy

2007-2008       Festival Organizer, Carassauga Festival, Azerbaijan Pavilion, ATRA

  • Representative of IDI, Toronto Area Interfaith Council, Planning Committee
  • Public/Media Relation, Interfaith Affairs, Intercultural Dialog Institute in Toronto



2014-2015   Master of Art in Religion and Culture, Wilfrid Laurier University

2012-2014   Master of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University

2008-2011   Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Honours in Sociology, York

University, Toronto
2007-2008   Social Service Worker Diploma, Centennial College, Toronto

2010            French Language Explore Program Certificate, York University, Toronto



Wilfrid Laurier University in 2014 and 2015

Student Opportunity Trust Fund

FGPS Graduate Travel Award

Seminary, Beatty Ryckman Trust

General Graduate Tuition Bursary

Seminary Bursary

Wilfrid Laurier University in 2014 and 2015

Laurier Graduate Scholarship

General Graduate Tuition Bursary

General Tuition Bursary – Spring

Graduate Teaching Assistantship (with Graduate Fellowship)

Zafrin Khandani Memorial Graduate Award in Religion & Culture

Wilfrid Laurier University in 2013 and 2014

Paul Dodd Memorial Bursary

The Walter Metzger Memorial Bursary Fund for Ontario Residents – Graduate

General Graduate Tuition Bursary

Student Access Guarantee – Graduate Students

Wilfrid Laurier University in 2012 and 2013

General Graduate Tuition Bursary

Graduate Students’ Association Professional Development Award

Ontario Graduate Bursary

Student Access Guarantee – Graduate Students

York University ın 2008 and 2011

Provost’s Scholarship

York Business &Prof Alliance Bursary OSOTFI

George Tatham Memorial Bursary


References: Available Upon Request


Stratford General Hospital

Social Worker

Supervisor is Joseph Verberne at 519-272-8210 Ext 2584

[email protected]

2. Reference

Brantford Children’s Aid Society Brantford, Ontario

Supervisor is Juliana Harvey at 226-208-7990 Ext 370

Intake Worker

[email protected]

3. Reference


Supervisor is M. Fatih Yegul

Executive Vice-President

Tel: (416) 822-6299

[email protected]


Sufi Therapy Counselling

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 226-978-2627

English Web Sites   and

Turkish Web Site


I am using a holistic Sufi Mindfulness approach, including mind, body and spirit in healing approaches. Topics normally addressed in therapy include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflict, self-esteem and confidence, grief, anger, lack of focus, communication, motivation, trauma and abuse, childhood dysfunction, stress, inner conflict, managing behaviour, insomnia, eating disorders, psychosomatic issues, and parenting challenges.

My qualifications, degrees and work experience include:

Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, 2014 , currently registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers (RSW) and and Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) , have worked in many social service agencies in various capacities.

Mind Over Therapy as branch of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), 2013, trained by 27 years experienced therapist, and trained at the Stratford General Hospital in Stratford, Ontario.

Solution Focused Therapy and Signs of Safety, 2013, trained as Children Protection\ Intake Worker at Children and Family Services of Brant in Brantford, Ontario.

Cultural Sensitivity Training at Six Nations Reserve, March 2013, Ohsweken, Ontario.

CBR at Social Planning Toronto, Newcomer Women Centre, Toronto, 2012.

Mock Disaster Course Certificate, Network Ideas, 2007, Centennial College, Toronto, Ontario.

Honours Bachelors in Sociology, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, 2011, Toronto, Ontario.

Social Service Worker Diploma, 2008, Centennial College, Toronto, Ontario.

Director of Interfaith Affairs, 2006-2011, Intercultural Dialog Institute, Toronto, Ontario.

Export Manager, 2003-2006, Astra Canada Pulses Inc., Regina, Saskatchewan.

Community Organizer, 2000-2003, Sunrise education Trust, Toronto, Ontario.


“Psychotherapy is about comforting the disturbed, and disturbing the comfortable”

Fees for Services

Cost of individual treatment is $100 per hour, no GST. Payment is due at the time of service, payable by cheque or cash, unless otherwise arranged.  Sessions must be face to face, I respond prompt questions through emails.

Many private health plans cover individual and family counselling with a registered social worker (RSW) and Psychotherapist with Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW),  Ontario, Canada.  I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW)  and having Master of Social Work (MSW). Counselling services by a registered social worker can now be claimed as a medical expense tax deduction with your income tax return.

Individual treatment sessions cost $100 per hour. Payment is due at time of service, payable by cheque or cash.

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Fr’day       9 am to 5. pm

Saturday      12 – 6 pm

Sunday           12 – 6 pm

24 hours is required for cancellation of appointments, otherwise full fee will be charged.



Sufi Therapy Counselling

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 226-978-2627

English Web Sites   and

Turkish Web Site


Kanada’nın Ontario Eyalet’inde Psikoterapist ve Sosyal Çalışmacı olarak çalışan Masterlı terapistlerin denetim için üye olmak zorunda olduğu the Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers (RSW) ve Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) kurumlarının üyesiyim.

İnternet üzerinden görüntülü seanslarla ve sorulara email üzerinden verdiğim anlık cevaplarla  Türklere yönelik yaptığım terapide Ücretim bir defalık 100 Kanada doları, 200 TL dir. Bireysel rapor ve kişisel analiz çıkarılması için  Özel Sufi Assessment soruları yolluyorum. Daha sonra Psikososyolojik Analiz için tercihe göre yazılı veya görüntülü görüşmede epey sorular soruyorum. Bunları aldıktan sonra  görüntülü olarak 50 dakikalık başka bir seans görüşme yapmamız gerekebilir. Burada neden terapi almak istediğinizi net konuşuyoruz.
Sufi terapi facebook hesabına üye olursanız, oradan kameralı görüşebiliriz. Bu sadece bireysel terapi almak isteyenler içindir.
Bunların hepsini yaptıktan sonra size bir rapor çıkartıp, galip esmanızı belirleyip, kişisel zikir verme aşamasına geçebiliriz. Ödeme rapor ve galibi esma verilme sırasındadır, yani en sondadır. Sadece PayPal üzerinden ödeme kabul edilmektedir, kredi kartı kullandırmıyorum. PayPal hesabı olmayanlar kolayca yeni açıyorlar, bu İnternet’de en güvenli ödeme biçimidir.
Eğer terapi üç seanstan fazla sürecek yoğunlukta ise yeniden konuşmamız  gerekiyor. Zira daha derin sorunlarınıza ineceğiz.

Aşağıdaki genel bilgi, newsletter ve 1. seansla ilgili dosyalar bulunuyor, bunu isteyen herkese gönderdim, gönderiyorum, sitelerimdende ulaşılabiliyor.  Böylelikle kamu eğitimi, ‘public education’  yapıyorum, genel terapi almak tamamen ücretsizdir. 10 hafta boyunca her Cuma seanslar, newsletter sürecektir ve bundan yararlanan kimseden ücret talep edilmeyecektir. Sufi terapi email listemde binlerce insan bulunuyor, sorulara anlık cevap versemde yakından ilgilenmem kişisel dosya açmama bağlıdır. Haftalık kapasitem azami 20 müşteridir.



Faruk Arslan is a Turkish-Canadian columnist, sociologist, journalist-writer, and the author of 21 books. Currently, he is  working as a social researcher at Social Planning Toronto, (The City Hall), who has initiative with Newcomer Women Centre for EARN Project, and he has been general secretary at the Media Assembly of North America which is an independent non-profit international organization with neither party-political relations nor union ties. He completed  his MSW at Wilfred Laurier University in April 2014 and became a Psychotherapist and Registered Social Worker in Ontario, Canada.

He has studied Sociology and International Relations, specializes in International Law, and has received his university degrees from York University in Toronto, Canada, and from Azerbaijan University in Baku, Azerbaijan, having majors in English, Russian and Azerbaijani Linguistics. He wrote a thesis on “The Status of the Caspian” and won the title of “International Legist” in 1997.He also graduated from Centennial College with a Social Service Worker Diploma in 2008, becoming a social worker to help Canadian communities. Arslan also completed York University in Toronto in 2011 with Honours in Sociology and became a Sociologist. He completed the non-commissioned Officer Medical Preparation School of GATA in Ankara, Turkey in 1987. [1]

He worked for Azerbaijan Zaman (Time) Newspaper as a reporter, news manager and columnist, in 1992-1998. He was a representative of the Cihan (World) News Agency in Azerbaijan for three years between the years of 1995-1998. He wrote for a column called “Letter from Baku” for two years in 1997-1998. He closely followed the Karabag, Chechenistan and Abkhazia wars during the 1990s. Writing more than three thousand pieces of news and articles on energy resources of the Caspian Sea, his articles were published in both Turkish and foreign press. He was one of the first publishers of Tomurcuk (Bud), which is the first magazine for children published in Azerbaijan in 1996.  Until the end of 2000, he was a reporter writing on issues concerning diplomacy, foreign policy and energy politics for Turkish Zaman newspaper in Ankara. By preparing special investigation documents on Zaman newspaper, which were published in 14 countries, he worked as a traveling reporter for the Turkish World. He wrote for Muhalif (“Opposing”), Gelecek (“The Future”) and Hür Gelecek (“The Independent Future”) newspapers as a columnist with his real name and under the name Ali Alperen, in 1998-2006; and he wrote for Milli Ocak in between 2008-2011, having carried on his internet journalism at between the years of 2000-2006. By carrying on the agency for Zaman newspaper in Canada, he worked as a Toronto reporter in 2000-2003. He published Sunrise Newsletter, which is the only free journal delivered by post to Turks living in Canada, and Arslan undertook its editorship. He was editor of the monthly publication of Sunrise Newsletter (2002-2004) and column writer at Canadaturk (1994-present).  Canadaturk is the Canadian Turkish communities’ voice in media and it is a monthly publication that has been circulating about 5000 copies per month since 2004. He is still a column writer at Marmara Times and Corum Manset newspaper in Turkiye. Arslan has recently been teaching practical Turkish to adult and young Canadians at the Toronto District School, York University and the Turkish Cultural Center in Toronto, Canada[2]

Personal life

From 2006 to 2011, Arslan was a representative of the Muslim faith community of Toronto, Canada at the Toronto Area Interfaith Council. He worked together with other religions’ representatives in organizing the annual Toronto Mayor’s Breakfast, which drew in 150 Ministerial representatives from faith groups in the GTA, with a strong motivation, desire, and ability to engage in social work. Arslan has been a driving force in the Turkish community of Toronto, assisting in the organization of many of its activities via the Intercultural Dialog Institute as a Board member and Director of Interfaith Affairs, and has coordinated and built up Turkish community relationships with Canadian shelters, hospitals, jails, non-profit organizations, other religious communities and government agencies to offer community-based social programs as an outreach worker. He has resigned from his IDI Toronto-Board of Director-Secretary and Interfaith Director positions in November 2011. Currently, He has been president at the Media Assembly of North America which is an independent non-profit international organization with neither party-political relations nor union ties. It was established in December 2011 in Toronto to improve and strengthen the relationship between Turkish, Canadian and American journalists. It supports, fosters and directs elevation of the standards of the media for a more democratic society. It advocates freedom of expression, ethical values, diversity and honesty in the media. It believes in democracy as well as universal human rights and the rule of law. Arslan knows the English, German and Azerijani languages fluently. He is married and has two children.[3]


His journalistic work has been published in 21 books in Turkish and four in English. His English book, “Sociological Writings in the Canadian Perspective”, is a collection of some of his academic articles at York University in 2011; it is a ‘A Handbook for Sociology Students’ that includes: essays, articles, research proposals, social projects and programs, journals, reflections, reference and cover letter writings, all from his university years of study. His first English book, September 11 Fiction of Matrix, was published in June 2005 and its second edition was made in August 2011, an edition that is available worldwide. His other book, “Narratives on Canadian Muslims, Reverts, Turks” is the first book ever written about the history of Canadian Muslims and Turks.  He wrote over 6 thousand published articles, 2000 columns, and featured in many broadcasted TV and radio news coverages. Among his books are “Mason Bektashism” and “Wolves Valley of Caspian”, which have gotten the strongest attention from academia. His article, “New Paradigms in the Turkish Foreign Policy”, has been published at the Turkish Review on March 1, 2011.[4]


  • Faruk Arslan is an investigative journalist who has followed the Ergenekon case closely, having written on it a book titled “The Black Box: Ergenekon’s Unknown Name, Tuncay Güney” in Turkish, published in November 2008. Within this book that made the author famous amongst Turkish politicians and intellectuals, Toronto-based journalist Faruk Arslan argued against false ideas regarding Güney’s image in public, calling Güney a media dog as a man with a thousand faces. Only God knows which face the real one is. Güney’s prime aim stirred up a debate within Turkey as to strengthen his chances of getting asylum.[5]
  • The book “Black Box: Ergenekon’s Unknown Name, Tuncay Güney”, contains shocking statements from the mysterious witness. Nuh Gönültaş at Bugün wrote about some interesting information from supreme Ergenekon weirdo, Tuncay Güney, in a piece titled “Where are JITEM’s acid death wells?” that uses Faruk Arslan’s book, “The Black Box, Tuncay Güney”, as a resource. Güney, who first disclosed Ergenekon and has become a legend, has an important nine-year relationship with Veli Küçük, who was the deep paşa of the 1990s.Güney claims that thousands of Kurdish citizens, who were killed by JITEM as extrajudicial victims for harboring PKK’s secrets, were thrown into acid-filled wells, in which their corpses dissolved. Thus their bodies were never found. This was quite original and new information. Güney advises looking at the BOTAŞ complex which JITEM had used in the Southeast in the 1990s, to find acid-filled death wells. For years, no one knew where the graves of more than 18,000 citizens were, and most of the victims were of Kurdish origin and were killed by “unknown perpetrators”; no one had questioned or dared to question the case before. Güney claims that there are very few people who know where these acid-filled wells are located in the Southeast, and although Veli Küçük is one of them, he does not reveal this information. However, Güney gives a specific address in the book: “The places where JITEM and Küçük’s group used were these places. For a clear address, when you go towards the Habur border, close by Mardin’s old town Cizre, on the left there is a complex that is guarded by soldiers. If you dig there, there will be a lot of bodies. BOTAŞ has enterprises in Diyarbakır, Batman, Adıyaman and these places should also be checked.” As a response to the question as to where they would find the acid, Güney replied in a classic way: “There are several factories in İzmit. Even Küçük’s greeting is an order for them. Besides, for drug-trafficking they needed acid. They had become experts in bringing acid.”[6]
  • For more on this issue, see 32. Gün from November 2008, in which Güney reiterates the claim about the acid-filled wells. Note that I’ve provided the link for the first in a series of fourteen videos of that particular edition of 32. Gün. Now it looks like the Şırnak state prosecutor is going to investigate the claims of the acid-filled wells.[7]
  • The complaint was initially made by the head of the Şırnak Bar Association, based on the book by Faruk Arslan, mentioned in the Nuh Gönultaş piece. Before the state prosecutor’s decision to go ahead with the investigation of the acid-filled wells, the Şırnak Bar Association vowed to move to open the wells at first opportunity as soon as their exact locations were identified. The bar association will now be able to do just that, using Arslan’s book. In an article from Zaman, Şırnak Bar Association chief Nuşirevan Elçi says: “This situation gave us hope. Turkey must face its past in order to have a bright future. If there are illegal implementations, these must come before the judiciary. The relatives of those murdered by unknown perpetrators don’t know whether or not they are dead these last 15-20 years. This situation puts those people in pain. If this event is disclosed, these people will cease hoping. For Turkey’s bright future, these kinds of works must be done. Especially within this context I see the Ergenekon investigation as a new era.” In the past, the DTP (a Kurdish party in Turkey) had said that unless Ergenekon was investigated east of the Euphrates, there would be little hope for a solution to the Kurdish question in Turkey. Now let’s wait and see how much of this is truly investigated and what the results will reveal. Then we’ll find out, too, whether Ergenekon’s mysterious “black box” has any credibility.[8]


  1. 1.         [v] Arslan, Faruk .CV/Resume. Retrieved 2011-10-30.
  1.  [v]   Arslan, Faruk. Linkedin. 2011-05-08. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
  2.  [v]   Arslan, Faruk. Linkedin. 2011-07-12. Retrieved 2011-10-26.
  3.  [v]   Arslan, Faruk. Toronto, Canada. “New Paradigms in the Turkish Foreign Policy.” The Turkish Review. 2011-03-01. Retrieved 2011-09-23.
  4.  [v]   Birch, Nicholas. Turkey: The Mystery Man Behind Turkey’s Biggest-Ever Political Trial. (2009-11-27).  Retrieved 2011-09-20.
  5.  [v] Gönültaş, Nuh.“Where are JITEM’s acid death wells?”.  Bugün gazetesi. Retrieved 2011-10-30.
  6.  [v] Birand, Mehmet Ali. 32. Gün from November 2008.  Retrieved 2011-10-30.
  7.  [v] Rasti. Jitem’s Acid Wells in Cizre. Retrieved 2011-08-28.


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