I am a Registered Psychotherapist, who holds a doctorate degree (Ph.D) in psychology. I have been trained in EMDR therapy to work with complex trauma, PTSD, and dissociative disorders.

I have completed additional, specialized training in family therapy. I have extensive clinical work facilitating life coaching and stress management workshops.

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Clinical Expertise

I have been trained in therapy to work with complex trauma, PTSD, and dissociative disorders. I have completed additional, specialized training in family therapy. I have extensive clinical work facilitating life coaching and stress management workshops in clinical or non-clinical settings.

Avideh Najibzadeh
Psychotherapist, Ph.D. RP
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I will Help you With

I have worked with clients in various settings such as hospitals, community centers, crisis centers and private practices delivering psychotherapy and counseling for individuals and groups.

Specialties

Anxiety
Anxiety

Is your body's natural response to stress. It's a feeling of fear or apprehension about what's to come.

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GAD
GAD

Generalized anxiety disorder is defined as excessive anxiety and worry about several events or activities for most days during at least a 6-month period.

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Depression
Depression

Is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest and can interfere with your daily functioning.

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Mental Health

PTSD and Trauma
PTSD and Trauma

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is marked by increased stress and anxiety following exposure to a traumatic or stressful event.

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Dissociative Disorders
Dissociative Disorders

Dissociative disorders involve problems with memory, identity, emotion, perception, behavior and sense of self. Dissociative symptoms can potentially disrupt every area of mental functioning.

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Panic Disorder
Panic Disorder

An acute intense attack of anxiety accompanied by feelings of impending doom is known as panic disorder.

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Counselling Services

Let my variety of training and experience work for you. For additional information please Email or call me.

I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I hold a doctorate degree (PhD.) in General psychology. I have worked with clients in various settings such as hospitals, community centers, crisis centers and private practices delivering psychotherapy and counselling for individuals and groups. Working with various clients in the community has provided me with a profound opportunity to develop advanced clinical skills which I managed to leverage through participation in different trauma-informed training and brain-body based therapy modalities such as Brainspotting. 

I started my practice with Cognitive Behavioural approaches that focus on the bidirectional interrelationships of situations, thoughts or beliefs, emotions, physical sensations, and behaviours. After some years of practising Cognitive Behavioural approaches, I became interested in more innovative approaches to human’s psyche. I delved into trauma and its impacts on humans and started to investigate therapy modalities such as EMDR, Ego-State Theory, Structural Dissociation Theory, Polyvagal Theory, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Brainspotting. These newer modalities provide us with deeper knowledge of human brain and behaviour and cast a more non-pathologizing eye to our nature. 

As a dedicated psychotherapist, I conduct thorough psychosocial assessments, conceptualize cognitive, behavioral, contextual, and relational formulations of the presenting problems and implement effective treatment plans within different psychotherapeutic frameworks. I am compassionate, trustworthy and a very good listener. My practice is culturally sensitive, and client centered. The focus of my practice is on adults aged 19 and above and my clinical expertise is anxiety (including GAD, OCD, PTSD, panic attacks and phobias), depression, self-esteem and issues around identity and personality. I believe that clients are experts of their lives, and they just need support to enhance this expertise to develop their potential and thrive. 

Need Help With Something

Email or call me for free 15 minutes initial assessment. I will ask you some questions to identify if I am the best therapist for you.