Dr. Tasleem Damji

Registered Clinical Psychologist

613-263-9877 (P) 613-722-4652 (F)


Therapy is about making thoughtful changes in the way you think about and live your life, as well as relate to those around you.  The challenges of therapy are often balanced with joy and laughter, and the rewards can be profound.



Inspirational Quotes

Words and stories are powerful.  Sometimes it is better to cause waves than to drown in silence.  I have included some quotes that I find intriguing.  

I would love to hear the quotes that you have found inspirational.  You can email me at tasleem@drtdamji.com if you would like to share.  If you give me your permission, I will add it to my site.  

You can injure me but you can't hurt me.

Amber Budhwani, my 14 year old daughter when standing up against bullies

If you don't share, that means you don't care about anyone.

4 year old boy at the airport

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.

Maya Angelou (American Poet)

It is not our abilities that show who we are but our choices.

Albus Dumbledore, Great Wizard from Harry Potter

You can only lead the way.  You cannot walk in their footsteps.

Safeena Damji (Wise Sister)

Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed.  It means the damage no longer controls your life.

Akshay Dubey

Throw me to the wolves, and I will return leading the pack.


Never argue with stupid people.  They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

Mark Twain, American Author

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

Helen Keller, American Author, Political Activist and Lecturer  

Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are not great because of their techniques, they are great because of their passion.

 Martha Graham, American Choreographer

In a good marriage, your partner allows you to be more yourself than anybody else, for better or for worse.

John Lithgow (American Actor)

Part of doing your best is recognizing that some days you suck.

Sarah McLachlin (Canadian Singer/Songwriter)

Nobody ever said that it would be easy to just be okay.


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Maya Angelou (American Poet)

Trouble is a part of life, and if you don't share it, you don't give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough.

Dinah Shore (American Singer & Activist)

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.

Helen Keller (American Author, Lecturer and Activist)

It's the friends you can call up at 4:00 a.m. that matter.

Marlene Dietrich (German Actress)

You must learn to be still in the midst of activity, and to be vibrantly alive in repose.

Indira Gandhi (Former Prime Minister of India)

Anger repressed can poison a relationship as surely as the cruelest words.

Joyce Brothers (American Psychologist)

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.

Golda Meir (Former Prime Minister of Israel)

Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.  The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.

Kahlil Gibran (Lebanese Poet)

As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.

Mariam Anderson (First Black woman to sing solo at the Metropolitan Opera)

When you're in a Slump, you're not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.

Dr. Seuss