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Behi Ahani, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

My goal as your therapist is to help you regain balance, feel connected and restore optimal functioning.

I will help you to develop self-awareness, recognize your problems, make life style changes, and build meaningful relationships.

During our lifetime, we all experience feelings of isolation, loneliness or disconnection. I believe that you are the expert in your life and I would just be there for you to help you explore and discover your strengths and resilience to live your life to the full and to improve your support in terms of conflict, stress, or difficult life events.

I focus on increasing personal knowledge, developing healthy coping skills, forming healthy relationships, and adjusting to your environment to ameliorate the stress.

I have been always fascinated and inspired by people’s stories. My passion and interest in people inspired me to come to the counseling field. I started my career as a teacher; however, teaching was not satisfying my interests, so I decided to become a clinical social worker who can also incorporate teaching in the counselling approach.

I have always believed that we all have strengths and resilience that can help us when we are faced with life challenges and struggles. Sometimes, we just need someone who can empower us to explore our strengths and build on them.

Professional Biography

Master of Social Work, University of the Fraser Valley

Bachelor of Social Work, University of the Fraser valley

Bachelor Degree in Teaching, Teaching Training Centre

I am registered with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.

My Areas of Practice

I have been a mental health therapist since 2005 and I have worked with adult clients with mental health issues, trauma, and addictions. I have provided therapeutic counselling services to a variety of clients including individuals, groups, and families.

I provide counseling for:

– Depression
– Anxiety
– Trauma
– Grief
– Addiction
– Work related stress and burnt out
– Relationship abuse and trauma
– Self-esteem
– Anger management
– Adjustment issues
– Marital/couple issues

My Counselling Approaches

I believe in the integration of counselling modalities or approaches to provide appropriate treatment to my clients based on their individual needs. I integrate:

– CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
– DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)
– Family System Therapy
– Solution Focused Therapy
– Client Centered Therapy
– MCBT (Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
– Psycho-social Approach