" During the past five years, I worked with several populations such as children, adults, and seniors, suffering from diverse physical or mental health problems. Currently, I am a counsellor at Anorexia Bulimia Quebec and provide support to those suffering from different types of eating disorders. My passion for community has led to the establishment of the Persian Art Hive. This is a place for the community to gather, create, and reach a better state of well-being.
Yet, I do love working with individuals in my private practice. I am especially passionate about working with indigenous people, immigrants, and the BIPOC diaspora. I mainly focus on the impact of culture, language and traditional knowledge to guide my clients in rewriting their narratives and find new meanings in their lives through art-making. I believe in art as an important means of communication and empower my clients to use it with a non-judgmental view, focus on their process, and find a healing path coming from within. My graduate-level training at Concordia University has prepared me to use the psychodynamic approach in my practice. I have been privileged to also learn about Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative therapy, attachment-based, mindfulness-based, compassion-focused, and trauma-informed practices. I integrate core components of these approaches and practices to empower my clients through exploring their values, strengths, and goals in life. My goal as a mental health helper is for my clients to find their own ways of achieving a state of inner peace."
Identifies as LGBTQ2S+:
Prefer not to say
Identifies as trans:
Provides services for:
Children (ages 0-5), Children (ages 6-12), Youth (ages 12-24), Adult (ages 25-64), Older adult (65 and up), Family
ADHD, Alzheimer's, Anxiety, Chronic Illness and/or Pain, Developmental Disorders, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Emotional Issues and Disorders, Family Conflict, Grief, Learning Disabilities, Personality Disorders, Racial Identity, Self-Harming, Sexuality and Gender Issues, Suicidal Ideation, Self Esteem, Stress, Trauma and PTSD, Cancer
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-based, Culturally Sensitive, Emotionally Focused, Expressive Arts, Feminist, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Narrative, Person-Centered, Play Therapy, Psychodynamic, Strength-Based, Trauma Focused