I hold a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler University and am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Canadian Certified Counsellor.
I offer counselling to both youth and adults, working with individuals, parents, and couples, with focused experience working with communication and boundaries, parents and adult children relationships, relationship and marriage issues, grief and loss, depression and anxiety, parenting through/after divorce, and challenging life transitions where there is difficulty adjusting to significant life changes.
I am dedicated to helping and supporting clients with the highest degree of care and respect, believing that increasing self-compassion, acceptance, and personal growth empowers my clients to lead more meaningful and fulfilling lives. I truly believe we all have the capacity for “change” in all aspects of life and that, as human beings, we have the power to change our world and our future.
My perspective is always to look at people through a positive lens, seeing your personal strength and potential to change and grow in all aspects of life and every moment, trusting in your ability to grow and make resourceful, healthy choices when given the opportunity. My collaborative and egalitarian approach creates a safe and accepting atmosphere, allowing my clients to recognize and make sense of their experiences.
I incorporate evidence-based techniques from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Person-centered Therapy, and Narrative Therapy.
I offer counselling in English and Farsi.
My Therapeutic Approach
As a counselor, I believe in my client’s ability to grow and make resourceful, healthy choices when given the right opportunity. My collaborative and egalitarian approach to counselling creates a safe and accepting atmosphere that allows my clients to recognize and make sense of their experiences.
The therapeutic approaches I may draw from when working with you are:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Narrative Therapy
- Person-centered Therapy
- Emotion-Focused Therapy
- Solution-Focused Therapy
In our work together:
- I take an integrative approach to therapy
- I engage with my clients in a client-centered way
- We start with self-compassion
- We work to improve your cognitive and behavioural health
- I will support your empowerment
- I will offer support if you are going through a life transition
Education and Credentials:
I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor and a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.
I hold a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Adler University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Simon Fraser University.