Meet Siavash

Hi, my name is Siavash.

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with over 25 years of experience in mental health and therapy. I offer counseling services to Farsi-speaking communities in the Coquitlam area through both in-person and virtual sessions.

My main areas of expertise include trauma, anxiety disorders (such as panic, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, perfectionism), self-esteem/self-image issues, sleep difficulties, stress management, life transitions/adjustment (such as acculturation and transitioning into school or work), burnout, and relationship issues. I have extensive experience working with individuals and families dealing with severe mental health issues, including bipolar, psychosis, severe depression, and anxiety, gained from years of working in both in-patient and outpatient mental health settings.

I have several certifications and training in various therapeutic techniques Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Stress management, Emotion Focused Family Therapy, and Short-Term Solution Focused Therapy. I take an attachment and emotion-focused approach when working with families and youth. I believe in looking at the system as a whole and in solving issues together.


As an immigrant to Canada myself, I know firsthand the hardships that acculturation and culture shock can play on individuals and families. Therefore, I provide empathic, non-judgmental, culturally sensitive support as a therapist. I foster an environment that is welcoming and accepting of all, regardless of faith, culture, ethnicity, gender/identity, and sexuality, where one feels safe to explore all aspects of self without fear of any judgment or repercussion. This is where growth and healing can begin!

If you would like to learn more about my services or schedule a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact me.