The world can be either a meaningful or miserable place, depending on how we perceive ourselves. This perception is usually formed by our mental environment and is responsible for our emotional suffering. Therapy offers a safe place to explore and even remodel our perspective, which brings long-lasting changes to our lives.
I am currently accepting new clients and offering online sessions.
I hold a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management and graduated from the Center for Training in Psychotherapy, where I completed six years of comprehensive study and training in psychodynamic psychotherapy. I am a full member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, and the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT).
For years, I strived to create change outside of myself, but altering my surroundings did not result in any substantial change. Eventually, my interest in understanding myself and searching for the truth led me to participate in psychoanalysis, which brought a real change to my life and opened up a world of potential. I believe that actual change starts internally and not from a focus on the outside.
Since adolescence, I have found myself interested in psychology and understanding the human mind; however, the unconscious striving to manage my life directed me to another academic field. My intellectual interest in psychology continued in the form of self-study, personal therapy, and readings until I pursued formal education in psychotherapy.
The unique experience of my own personal therapy, along with my academic knowledge and training in psychotherapy, have developed my capacity for being a good listener, to engage attentively to my clients, and to understand and help them through reflective conversation.
I am best working with trauma, anxiety, grief, attachment issues, and self-esteem issues.
I offer psychotherapy services in English and Farsi (Persian).
The human mind is formed by past experiences in life, especially those that occurred during significant developmental stages. As a result, you may find yourself struggling with low self-esteem, feelings of sadness, anxiety, or depression; you may feel stuck in your life and despite your best efforts, it may seem that you keep falling back into the same patterns over and over again.
In the process of psychotherapy, we try to explore and understand the complexity of emotions that are responsible for the way we perceive ourself and interact with world. This exploration can simplify the complexities and ease our difficulties by helping to illuminate alternatives to low feelings and repetitive patterns.
By shedding light onto the past and giving insight to the present, psychotherapy facilitates change, contributes to your well-being, and enables you to live a fuller life. Psychotherapy helps you to develop knowledge of yourself and other people around you, enabling you to seek and establish fulfilling relationships. The inner peace and tranquility takes place once you develop the capacity to understand your emotions.
In therapy, you are invited to a safe space where you can freely express yourself and engage in a creative process as we work together. We will discuss what you bring to the session, and the sessions follow and respect your pace. I will come up with reflective comments and questions that help both of us to gain insight into the problem and have a better understanding of it. The therapy process can bring forward difficult feelings, but in working them through, gains in growth and insight frequently follow.
I offer mid to long-term therapy for individual adults; the frequency of sessions is at least once a week, and each session is 50 minutes in length.
37 Spadina Rd., Toronto, Ontario