Therapist Profile

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Mahshad Aryafar

Registered Psychotherapist, OPC graduate, clinical member of CAPT

14 Prince Arthur Ave, suite 105
Toronto, Ontario
M5R 1A9

I work primarily with adults who are trying to improve their mental health, overcome destructive behavioural patterns, make career transitions, overcome creative block, recover from anxiety, burnout or stressful life situations, and enhance relationships, in order to develop a more secure sense of self and a meaningful life. As a therapist who has gone through immigration experience, I also help my clients build bridges between the different cultures they navigate in, and to create a unique and cohesive cultural identity. I conduct therapy sessions in both English and Farsi. I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, drawing on a variety of therapeutic techniques such as CBT, Trauma work, Mindfulness, and creative arts therapy. Within a compassionate therapeutic space, clients can explore and make sense of distressing thoughts and emotions and life difficulties. Together we make short term goals and achieve lasting outcomes that work for you.

  • Certification

    College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
  • Fees

  • Training

    Ontario Psychotherapy and Counseling Program
  • Theoretical Background

    Trauma Informed Psychodynamic psychotherapy. Art.
  • Approaches and Techniques

    Art Therapy, Attachment Theory, CBT-Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Client-Centered Psychotherapy, Counselling, Dream Analysis, Dream Work, EFT-Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gestalt, Intersubjectivity Therapy, Mindfulness, Neurobiological Approach, Object Relations Therapy, Psychodrama, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Self Psychology, and Solution Focused Therapy
  • Focus

    Abuse in Childhood, Addiction Recovery, Adoption, Anger Issues, Antisocial Behaviour, Anxiety, Artistic Creative Expression, Body Awareness, Body-Based Practice, Body Image, Career and Work, Cognitive Behavioural, Coping Skills, Core Belief Transformation, Creative Expression, Depression, Dissociative Disorder, Emotional Abuse, Emotional Healing, Feminist, Fertility, General, Grief, Identity, Infertility, Intergenerational Trauma, Intimacy Issues, Life Dissatisfaction, Life Transitions, Living with Being Single, Loss and Grief, OCD-Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Peer Relationships, Procrastination, Relationships, Self Esteem, Stress, Trauma, Uncertainty, Women's Issues, Worry, and Other
  • Age Specialty

    Youth (20 - 25) and Adults
  • Religious Specialty

  • Spoken Language

    English and Farsi (Persian)
  • Session Format

    Private Sessions and Skype Sessions