Zahra Nafar, M.A. Counselling Psychology

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  • Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
  • 1712-130 Albert St. , Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5G4
  • Phone: 613.410-9393
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  • Session Fees: 130
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  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Phone, Webcam



Life doesn't come with a manual and many of us can get stuck in thoughts, habits, and patterns that are difficult to see when we are going through them. Things can become more complicated when we suffer from difficult memories of the past such as childhood trauma, PTSD, the anxiety of what will happen or when we experience depressive symptoms.
 
My goal in providing you with therapy is about helping you overcome obstacles, increasing your positive feelings and learning to connect to others in healthier ways. As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), I am highly trained to see emotional struggles and help with issues clients are stuck in, help them resolve behavioural issues and provide solutions, leading to lives that are more content.  

I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and a Certified Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional (CAIMHP). My academic training includes undergraduate degrees at Carleton University in Computer Science and Mathematics (2004) and Integrated Science (2006). A passion for the human brain led her to her Master's and Ph.D. studies in Neuroscience at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine in 2007. My fascination with human behaviour and psychology culminated in my completion of a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. My experience includes years of advanced training in psychology, neuroscience and genetics, providing trauma-informed interventions for clients with anxiety, depression, and trauma.
 
I work collaboratively with clients to identify the thoughts and behavioural patterns that prevent them from living content and successful lives and aim to help them make sustainable and effective lifelong changes. The modalities used in the treatment of my clients are as unique as each individual. Some of the different methods I use are psychoanalysis, behavioural therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS), each and all delivered in a compassionate and transparent approach.

My therapy methodology focuses on understanding my clients’ history by gathering information about their family of origin, cultural background, physiological and psychological health to create enhanced counselling plans that promote change and the use of practical strategies and tools. A strong alliance with the right therapist can change a person's life.
My fee is $130 an hour per session. For students, and those with lower income, lower fees are possible on a case by case basis.

The location of my clinic is easily accessible by public transportation, as well as by car with many parking options available. The office is located at suite 1712 at 130 Albert St. in Ottawa, ON. Phone number is 613.410-9393


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Ottawa ON