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Venus Olla is a Registered Psychotherapist Qualifying (RPQ) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She provides therapy for: Children and adolescents, Adults, Parents Her areas of expertise include trauma, racial trauma, anxiety, depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, ADHD, family counselling. She is passionate about delivering a high standard of care to her clients. She infuses different therapeutic modalities such as CBT and mindfulness to assist her clients with their healing. Her strengths are built on her ability to establish trust and a good therapeutic alliance with her clients. She obtained her master’s level postgraduate diploma from the Canadian Institute for Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (CICAPP).

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Venus Olla provides therapy to



Her areas of expertise include

Racial trauma


Borderline Personality Disorder







Family counselling


Venus Olla’s uniqueness and strengths are derived from her multidisciplinary academic background and professional experience. She has a doctorate in education, a master’s in molecular biology, bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and education, and most recently she obtained a master’s level postgraduate diploma in Child and Adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Her professional experiences are in manufacturing, criminal justice, and education. She is the co-founder of the Black Staff Equity alliance (BSEA), and she currently sits on the Board of Children’s First. Venus Olla has a Doctorate in Education, master’s in molecular biology, a Chemical Engineering degree and a Bachelor of Education. She has worked as an educator for 18 years at the secondary and postsecondary levels. Her academic and professional experience within education, healthcare, manufacturing, and law enforcement, provide her with unique insights and perspectives that are invaluable in her therapeutic work.



Venus Olla is a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator. She offers a wide range of workshops for women, youth, parenting, and personal growth.

Previous engagements include but not limited to:

  • Stay Well Work Well Gender Based Violence 16-week Program WEST

  • Supporting Women in Trades Conference (SWIT) NewFoundland 2022

  • Ujima On Track to Success Youth Program United Way Jan – June 2022

  • Conscious Parenting Workshop October 2021 Family Fuse Organization

  • Inner Work and the Soul’s Journey Weekend Retreat

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Venus Olla is a trained Yoga nidra meditation teacher. She offers 4-week and 8-week yoga nidra sessions for groups and individuals. Yoga nidra meditation is a form of guided meditation used to help with relaxation, rest, and sleep.

Try out a 4 Stage Yoga Nidra meditation for free! Download here.

To prepare to enjoy the experience you’ll need a quiet, comfortable environment. The best position is in shavasana (lying on your back) and don’t forget a blanket, you’ll be still for 15 mins and your body temp will drop!

Let me know what you think.



Alafia Retreats was founded by Venus allow in 2016.


Alafia retreat aims to provide affordable, comfortable, and relaxing retreats for the everyday person.


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