Shahrzad Hazrati

MA, MSW, RSW, RP

Clinical Director, Registered Social Worker and Registered Psychotherapist

Individual Psychotherapy
Couple Psychotherapy
Family Therapy

Education and Approaches

Shahrzad is the Clinical Director and Supervisor at BLCC. She is a Registered Social Worker and Registered Psychotherapist with an MA in Psychology and a Masters of Social Work. Shahrzad mainly uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in her approach to individual therapy. When working with couples, she applies interventions and techniques from Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) to support clients in shaping relationships that heal. Shahrzad is also highly trained and skilled in a wide range of approaches including Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma Informed and Attachment therapy as well as Triple P Parenting. Shahrzad provides clinical supervision for Registered Psychotherapists and Social Workers.

Specialized

Shahrzad has experience working with clients with various concerns, including but not limited to:

 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Childhood trauma
  • Grief
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress-Management
  • Newcomer and Refugee related challenges
  • Relational Issues
  • Forensic Counselling

Memberships

  • College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)

  • Canadian Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CACBT)

  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)

  • Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW)

Languages

  • English
  • Farsi

Approaches

Shahrzad implements an integrative approach to therapy utilizing several well-researched and highly recommended approaches including: 

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) 
  • Emotional-Focused Therapy (EFT) 
  • Mindfulness-based techniques

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