Like all Shift Psychologists, Wahab is trained in the Shift Protocol, which is the highly effective blending of two well-researched approaches: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Bi-Lateral Stimulation (BLS). He also has an M.A. Psychology, University of Arizona and a Post-graduate Certificate in Neuroengineering and Cognitive Science, University of Houston


What is your name/nicknames?

No nicknames but you can call me Joe. It’s an inside joke…

What do you do at Shift?

I am a registered Provisional Psychologist and very excited to be working at Shift! I am particularly fascinated by the hidden resiliencies and strengths that people have even in the toughest of circumstances. No matter what the challenge or mental health issue, I believe a person can not only overcome it; they can find a deeper sense of well-being and happiness in their lives that they can’t yet imagine.

What are your academic credentials?

  • M.A. Psychology, University of Arizona
  • B.Sc. Psychology, University of Houston
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychological Assessment, Concordia University of Edmonton
  • Post-graduate Certificate in Neuroengineering and Cognitive Science, University of Houston

Do you have any pets?

Does admiring other people’s pets from afar count?

Specialty Populations/Issues:

My speciality areas are helping individuals overcome depression, anxiety, life transitions, addiction, and stress, as well as shame.

Wahab also speaks Urdu.


What is your favourite food?


What is a skill you are working on currently?

Creating online educational/fun material for my university students such as podcasts.

What do you do in your spare time?

Ride my motorcycle, play tennis, watch movies and documentaries, and read.

What is your dream car?

DeLorean time-machine/car from the movie Back to the Future.

What is your favourite book?

There are so many! So, I will mention two from very different genres: The Dark Tower by Stephen King and Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse.

What is your go-to for a good laugh?

For a good laugh and for good times, talking to my sisters (who are twins and live so far away). They are two of the greatest people one could ever hope to meet 🙂