About Me

… Art Therapists are trained in the psychology of mark making and symbolism, in non-verbal communication, psychotherapeutic understanding of child development and family dynamics, and the importance of boundaries. They recognise that image making is an extremely potent activity and aim to use their visual and psychotherapeutic literacy to enable change with those with whom they work. The ways in which they do this vary according to the client/patient group or individual, the context, and the therapist. There is, however, always an emphasis on creativity and the therapeutic relationship.

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Born and raised in Iran, Mehdi is sensitive to cross-cultural and minority issues, as well as alternative lifestyle choices. Mehdi emphasizes the function of art as meditation, as a way to knowledge. In therapy, Mehdi always encourages the person’s sense connection with the Self and personal intuition. When we draw we come to know what we draw in ways that cannot be described with words. Through art-making we draw out what we know deeply about ourselves and about the subject, but of which we were not aware before. This is the strength of art therapy.

He lives and works on Vancouver Island. Mehdi remains strongly dedicated to the process of creativity and its benefits to all people.

  • Registered clinical counsellor and a registered art therapist
  • Master’s degree in counselling psychology from Yorkville University
  • Registered Clinical Counsellor from the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors
  • graduate diploma in Art Therapy from the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute
  • Received training in Play Therapy, SandPlay Therapy and a variety of talk therapies.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the Université du Québèc à Montréal in 1990.
  • Adult and child survivors of trauma and abuse
  • Adults and couples with personal, emotional, and relationship problems
  • Children with emotional and/or behavioural problems
  • Children and adults with developmental disorders