Fataneh Farnia

Ph.D, RP

Psychotherapist, BLCC Child and Youth Mental Health Program Coordinator
Child and Youth Therapy
Family Therapy 
DBT, Play Therapy, Expressive Arts 
Anxiety, Depression, Phobias, Adjustment issues related to family, school or peer relationships, Parenting

Education and Approaches

Fataneh Farnia is the Child and Youth Mental Health Program Coordinator at BLCC. She received her Ph.D from the University of Toronto.  Fataneh uses evidence-based relational psychodynamic practices with her child and youth clients to help them better understand and manage their feelings and unique challenges. She uses the Watch, Wait and Wonder approach for infants, and art and play therapy with children and youth. Fataneh also provides parents/caregivers supportive therapy, developmental, and relational guidance. 

Specialized

Fataneh has experience working with clients with various presenting concerns, including:

 

  • Parenting
  • Behavioural Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Borderline Personality
  • Depression
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Disruptive Behaviour Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Self-Harming

Memberships

  • College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
  • The Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP)

Languages

  • English
  • Farsi

Approaches

  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Multicultural
  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based

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