My name is Fataneh Naghavi, Ph.D. I am a Clinical Counsellor and former coordinator of a psychology program at university. I am internationally published author: Emotional Intelligence, What Families Can Influence? and have had numerous research articles published e.g. Family Functioning and Early Adolescents’ Psychopathology in the areas of psychology. To be more specific; family ecological factors, parent-child relationships, Mindfulness for Children and families, emotional intelligence, and alexithymia. In addition to keeping up with theoretical teaching, my clinical work and experiences are working with children and adolescents (early-middle-late) faced with Stress and Anxiety disorders, Emotional Intelligence, Alexithymia, Mindfulness and Drama Therapy, Trauma Counseling, Sensory-Processing Sensitivity, Parenting Styles, Parent-Child conflict, Family and Society relationships at Hincks Dellcrest Centre and University.
I earned my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree of Art, my Doctor’s Degree is in Psychology of child development. I am member of Ontario Association of Consultants, Counselors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP) and College of Psychologist of Ontario, (in process).
As an Associate of Dalton Associates, I practice under the supervision of a Registered Psychologist or Registered Psychological Associate who are members of the College of Psychologists of Ontario.
My areas of expertise include counseling children, early adolescents, and young adults. In addition to providing therapy for anxiety, stress disorders, and emotional issues I also create counselling plans using different approach combinations; such as Rational Emotive Therapy (RET), Transactional Analysis (TA), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Meditative Dialogue: Cultivating Mindfulness, Compassion and Empty, Mindfulness in therapy with children, Debriefing Map, Psychological scales and others, managing individuals in emotional crisis, assessing behavior and emotional risk conditions, working with families when applied to cope with the results of past and present traumatic events.
Do you want to speak with me in another language? I can speak Farsi and Dari.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is being fully present in the moment; having a non-judgmental awareness of our moment-to-moment experiences as they are occurring rather than being lost in thought about the past or planning for the future. Through mindfulness practice we can learn to be less reactive and more intentional in our words and actions. We can become more intimately aware of our emotions and respond to them, rather than being swept away by them when they become very intense. Mindfulness practice has become increasingly popular as people experience the myriad benefits it can bring to our health and well-being. Mindfulness practice can also be very rewarding and beneficial to children.
As a Clinical Counsellor, I have been trained in the art of listening. With objectivity and guidance, I can help you identify patterns of thinking, feeling and interacting that may be contributing to your struggles.
In time, you will become more aware of your thoughts and feelings and learn how to cope with things more effectively. Therapy can help you discover better ways of dealing with your problems and acquire a deeper insight into yourself that will improve your sense of peace, well-being and self-esteem.
“One who looks outside dreams. One who looks inside awakens.”
– Carl Jung