I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Masters in Counselling and Psychology from the University of British Columbia. I am a wholehearted, centred and compassionate counsellor with over ten years of experience helping people explore how their negative thoughts and experiences may be getting in the way of them moving forward, and help them get unstuck so they can live their lives in a meaningful way.
My areas of expertise include: anxiety, depression, parenting, self-harm, trauma, intimate relationships, eating disorders, sleep disruption, anger management, and illness and injury recovery.
Current research shows there is an important neurological connection between our thoughts and behaviours, and how it is possible to rewire the brain to make significant lasting change. Depending on what is most appropriate for each client, I use a combination of empirically proven strategies, including CBT, Mindfulness, Narrative therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).
Growing up in Iran and living in many parts of the world including the Middle East and South Asia, I learned that finding inner peace is possible in any situation. I have been married for 27 years and have two grown daughters. I offer counselling in English, Farsi and Turkish.
Through our work together, you can expect to:
- Overcome debilitating depression
- Practice skills to calm an anxious mind
- Find ways to better cope with intense emotions
- Recover from a traumatic past
- Learn to have a healthier relationship with food
- Help your child experience less anxiety and fear and build a better relationship with your child