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Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Sara Katanforoush-Registered Psychotherapist

Sara Katanforoush, MACP, RPQ

Sara is a Registered Psychotherapist Qualifying (#13362) from the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, a Certified Canadian Counsellor, and holds a Professional Membership with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Sara is a dedicated psychotherapist whose commitment to her work is inspired by personal experiences navigating through various difficulties and seeking timely support. Drawing from a person-centered and collaborative approach, Sara emphasizes the importance of a strong therapeutic alliance where both therapist and client work together.

Sara’s modalities encompass a rich tapestry of evidence-based therapies, allowing for a tailored and comprehensive approach to addressing various mental health concerns. Specializing in trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, relationship challenges, and life transitions, Sara empowers her clients within a supportive environment, firmly believing in their potential for healing and growth.

She seamlessly integrates techniques from evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, EMDR for individuals, and the Gottman Method and Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples.

Sara holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP) from Yorkville University and has earned certificates in Gottman Level 1 and 2. She has also completed Basic Training in EMDR. These credentials, combined with her hands-on experience, form the foundation of Sara’s commitment to assisting clients in leading fulfilling lives and fostering positive change and well-being.

The population she treats:
Adults, young adults, older adults, couples

Areas of practice:
Anxiety, depression, life transitions, self esteem, relationship issues, trauma, divorce, grief

Theoretical orientation:
Person-centered and integrative approach using techniques from CBT, ACT, DBT, Somatic Experiencing, EMDR for individuals, Gottman Method and Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

Languages:
English, Farsi

Location:
In-person therapy in Ottawa and online therapy across Ontario

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