Areas of practice
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Child Stress and Trauma
- Cross Cultural Issues
- Family Issues
- Life Transitions
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- School/Work Adjustment
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Sleep Difficulties-Adults
- Stress Management
- Trauma Counselling
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Communication Skills Training
- Cross Cultural Therapy
- Emotion Focused Therapy
- Family Systems
- Life Stress Reduction (LSR)
- Mindfulness approaches
- Narrative Therapy
- ONLINE / VIRTUAL / TELEHEALTH COUNSELLING
- Self Regulation Therapy (SRT)
- Solution Focused Therapy
Other languages spoken
Counselling practice website:https://www.ellahaekeshmiricounselling.com
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with over 14 years of experience in the field of mental health and therapy. I currently offer in person and virtual sessions in Vancouver (Broadway and Cambie area). I provide services to youth, adults and families. Services are offered in both Farsi and English.
My main areas of expertise are trauma, anxiety disorders (such as panic, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, perfectionism), self-esteem/self-image issues, sleep difficulties, stress management, life transitions/adjustment (such acculturation, transitioning into school or work) and relationship issues. I have many years of experience working in both in-patient and outpatient mental health settings that has given me invaluable knowledge and experience in supporting individuals and families dealing with severe mental health issues (including but not limited to bipolar, psychosis, severe depression and anxiety).
Some of my trainings include suicide/crisis/self-harm behaviour assessment, intervention and treatment, EMDR/Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (trauma therapy), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), CBT for Insomnia, Mindfulness Based Stress management, Emotion Focused Family Therapy, and Short Term Solution Focused Therapy. When working with families and youth I take an attachment and emotion focused approach. I believe in looking at the system as a whole and in solving the issues together.
Having immigrated to Canada as a youth, I know first hand the hardships that acculturation and culture shock can play on individuals and families. Thus, providing empathic, non-judgemental, culturally sensitive support is one of my roles as a therapist. I aim to foster an environment that is welcoming and accepting of ALL regardless of faith, culture, ethnicity, gender/identity and sexuality; where one feels safe to explore all aspects of self, without fear of any judgement or repercussion. This is where growth and healing can begin!
I offer a complimentary 15 minute phone consultation, sessions and calls are confidential, so please don’t hesitate to contact me.
- - EMDR/Eye movement desensitization reprocessing - Intensive Trauma Focused Therapy - Integrative Attachment Trauma Protocol
- Emotion Focused Family Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia
- - Early Psychosis Intervention Training - Suicide and Crisis Assessment and Intervention
Client fee individuals:150
Client fee couples/families:170