Sharareh H.Ghorbankhani is a psychotherapist, who maintains a private practice. She has Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from Vancouver BC Canada. She has been providing counselling services to individual clients, couples and groups, mostly to Immigrants. She is a member of both, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and also BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. She speaks fluent English, Arabic and Farsi.

Approach

Sharareh, as her colleague and friends call her Sherry, works collaboratively with her clients based on respect and confidentiality in non-judgmental manner to help her clients overcome difficult life situations that they are going through.
She also runs therapeutic groups and workshops. One popular workshop that she offers in Arabic and Farsi Language is Dr. Randy Patterson’s Changeways Program. She collaborated with a colleague of hers, Ms. Hevin Kurdi and translated Dr. Randy Patterson’s Manual, from English to Arabic Language, www.changeways.com.
Her therapeutic approaches are based on each client’s individual needs; she is trained in EMDR as well. When necessary, she combines EMDR with her therapy.

What is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful therapeutic tool that a therapist by the name of Dr. Francine Shapiro developed it in early 1990s as a treatment for PTSD and since then it has been used successfully over the years.
EMDR is best known for its effectiveness in helping people who have suffered for years from anxiety or distressing memories, nightmares, insomnia, abuse or other traumatic events. Whether those traumas were large or small, EMDR quickly helps clients come to peace with what happened. Research shows that eye movement somehow liberates the natural healing process to reverse such effects. It seems that eye movement stimulates the neurochemical communication between the two hemispheres of the brain, which results in the trauma no longer containing the negative emotional charge that was originally associated with it.Research on EMDR has been extensive and well conducted, for Further Information about EMDR please visit, http://emdrtraining.com/AboutEMDR.htm.

Education

Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology, City University Of Seattle.
EMDR Certificate, The British Columbia School of Professional Psychology (BCSPP).
Bachelor Degree majoring in Psychology, Kuwait University.