Dr. Sharareh (Sherry) H. Ghorbankhani is a psychotherapist who maintains her private practice in Vancouver BC Canada. She earned her doctoral degree (PsyD) in Psychology from California Southern University.
Since her graduation with a master’s Degree, she has been providing counseling services to Individuals, Couples, and Groups. She is a member of both the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.
Her therapeutic services are offered in three languages, English, Arabic, and Farsi, which she speaks fluently.
Sherry works collaboratively with her clients based on respect and confidentiality in a non-judgmental manner to help her clients overcome challenging life situations they are going through.
She also runs therapeutic groups and workshops. One popular workshop that she also offers in Arabic and Farsi Languages is Dr. Randy Patterson’s Changeways Program. She 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. When necessary, she combines EMDR with her therapeutic work.
What is EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful therapeutic tool that a therapist named Dr. Francine Shapiro developed in the early 1990s to treat PTSD. 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 initially associated with it. Research on EMDR has been extensive and well-conducted; for Further Information about EMDR, please visit https://www.emdr.com
Doctoral Degree in Psychology (PsyD) 2022, California Southern University
Doctoral Degree in Psychology (PsyD) 2017- In Process, California Southern University
Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology, City University of Seattle.
EMDR Certificate, The British Columbia School of Professional Psychology (BCSPP).
Bachelor’s Degree majoring in Psychology, Kuwait University.