Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addictions - Including Substances
- Anger Management Issues
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Divorce and/or Separation
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
Counselling practice website:www.azicounselling.com
I’m a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and hold a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UBC and a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler University. I have been in the mental health field for 10 years and have previously worked as a Crisis Counsellor, Mental Health support worker, and Special Needs Teacher. I enjoy working with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds and value multicultural counselling. I work with a wide range of clients including individuals, couples, teenagers and families.
I work with wide range of conditions including Depression and Suicidality, Anxiety and OCD, Bipolar disorder, Anger management, Stress management, Historical and current Abuse/Trauma, Grief and loss, Break up/divorce recovery, Healthy separation/divorce, Infidelity, Trust issues, Self-esteem and self-confidence, Social skills including Healthy Boundaries and Assertiveness, Life transitions, Chronic Pain Management, Communication issues in relationships, Conflict resolution, Infertility, Addictive behaviours (drugs, food, sex, gambling, alcohol,work), Gender identity, Identity Issues, sexuality and sexual health, and intimacy issues. If your problem is not in the above list, it doesn't mean I can't help you. Contact me and I can answer any questions you might have.
Some of the models that impact my practice include Client/ Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness-based approaches, Narrative therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Gottman Couple’s Therapy.
I practice from an integrated perspective and I don't only use one approach to help you. I use an approach that works best for your specific needs and circumstances. I believe that every human has the capacity to reach their potential through self-exploration and reflection. I come from a place of empathy and my main goal is to create a safe environment for my clients so they feel comfortable to share their worries and concerns. I’m not the expert of your life, you are. You can think of me as a fellow traveler walking beside you as you go through your journey. Regardless of where you are in your journey, you can be assured that I am on your side, every step of the way. When working with you I’m not only relying on my training or clinical experience, but also on the wisdom of my own personal experience.You can think of me as fellow traveler, as I have sat in the client’s chair way before I considered becoming a therapist. My goal is to help you cope better with your pain, manage your feelings more effectively, and live a more fulfilling life.
I offer a complimentary 15-20 minutes phone/Skype consultation, to answer questions and and assist potential clients in deciding whether they wish to schedule a counselling appointment with me. I speak English and Farsi and I have experience working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
- I have training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and in Emotionally Focused therapy (EFT),
- Im currently working on becoming a level 2 Trauma Therapist.
Client fee individuals:$140
Client fee couples/families:$150