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Leila Sarhadi

OTSTCFQ

About Leila

Leila is a highly skilled and compassionate therapist dedicated to providing tailored therapy services for individuals, couples, and families. Specializing in relationship distress, trauma, grief, and anxiety, Leila's inclusive practice offers support to diverse cultural and immigrant communities in English, French, and Farsi. Her empathetic approach and multicultural sensitivity make her a trusted partner in the healing journey.

Approach

Leila’s approach is holistic and integrative, combining cognitive-behavioral, emotion-focused, mindfulness, psychodynamic, and humanistic therapies. She creates a safe and compassionate environment for clients to explore their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. Leila's expertise in couple therapy is enhanced by her use of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), the Gottman Method, and mindfulness techniques, helping couples communicate effectively, rebuild trust, and restore intimacy. Her multifaceted approach ensures that each client receives personalized care tailored to their unique needs.

Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Couple and Individual Therapy, School of Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Spirituality, Saint Paul University
Bachelor of Applied Science in Social Sciences (Intervention), Université de Montréal
Certificate in ILF Neurofeedback
Certificate in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Certificate in Emotionally Focused Therapy, International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
Certificate in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Complex Relational Trauma, Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre

Professional Associations and Training

  • Licensed Couple and Family Therapist with the Quebec Order of Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists (OTSTCFQ)

  • Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (CCPA)

  • Member, Inner Health Coalition HCP by Dr. Joe Dispenza

Population 

Leila serves a diverse clientele, including individuals, couples, and families, with a particular focus on those from diverse cultural and immigrant backgrounds. Her ability to understand and respect cultural nuances enables her to provide culturally sensitive and effective therapy.

Languages

English, French, and Farsi.

Currently Accepting New Clients

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