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About Journeys of Life

Hey there! I’m Dayirai Kapfunde [pronounced Dye-Rye] (she/her)

I am passionate about mental health care and envision a world where families practise skills and regulate their emotions together. I have provided mental wellness, coaching and consulting services to individuals, families, couples, and communities for over 12 years, and I’m living my purpose.

Journeys of Life Counselling Services Inc. was birthed out of my own individual journey through many of life’s ups and downs. Not only losing my mom but witnessing her death at the tender age of 16 changed my life forever in ways that are indescribable.

As I have journeyed through this gift called life, I figured that there are lessons to be realized, and I vowed to take what I am learning along the way and help others transform their lives on their own terms. We each have a story worth telling, and as a result, I seek to honour your story as we journey together toward insight, transformational healing, and change.

My Approach (Our 5 Rs)


You will be provided unconditional positive regard, compassion, a non-judgmental attitude, empathy, and trust.


 As you work through what brought you to therapy, you will rediscover your strengths, passion, resilience, and hope. I am here to help.


We use evidence-based practices and techniques to facilitate and/or enhance your recovery journey. I am willing to bear witness to it.


Renewal is the transformation of you that enhances greater well-being, self-acceptance, and a push towards your aspirations.


Remember, it is about the process, and progress, not perfection! So be patient with yourself! Heal and Restore Yourself!

Registration and Credentials

Dayirai is a Registered Social Worker (Registration Number: 11212), a Registered Clinical Social Worker (Registration Number: 20900), and a Registered Clinical Social Work Supervisor with the Alberta College of Social Workers. 


The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, the British Columbia College of Social Workers, the Government of the Northwest Territories, and the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers has also approved Dayirai to provide electronic tele-practise social work services to the people in their jurisdictions. 

Dayirai practices per the Canadian Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics (2005) and Guidelines for Ethical Practice (2005), and the Alberta College of Social Workers Standards of Practice (May 2019). Per the Government Organization Act (RSA 2000), Schedule 7.1, Dayirai is authorized to perform the restricted activity of psychosocial intervention.


Doctoral Student, University of Alberta, School of Public Health, Health Promotion and Socio-Behavioural Science, 2028
Addictions Diploma, McMaster University in Ontario, 2017
Master of Social Work, Ryerson University in Ontario, 2009
Bachelor of Social Work, McMaster University in Ontario, 2008
Bachelor of Arts, McMaster University in Ontario, 2008
Social Service Worker Diploma, Sheridan College in Ontario, 2005


19+ years of experience


English & Shona

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Therapeutic Models

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress resulting from disturbing life experiences.

Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) teaches people how to live in the moment, develop healthy ways to cope with distress, regulate emotions, and improve relationships.

ToL uses metaphors and questions to encourage individuals to tell stories that empower them, hear stories of hope, strength and shared values, and encourage community connectedness.

The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is an evidence-based social skills treatment for adolescents and young adults with socio-emotional problems.

The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure attachment parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened in families.

Make a decision to show up for yourself today!