Yasaman Haghighat is a student therapist currently pursuing a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. Yasaman earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from York University in Psychology and Gender and Women’s Studies. Her personal journey of self-awareness led her to pursue counselling as a career. She recognized that her empathic nature and passion for mental health would be an asset to helping clients create a self-fulfilling life.
Yasaman has experience working with diverse populations, including, children, youth, families, couples, and individuals from various cultural backgrounds. More specifically, Yasaman has worked with newcomers in Canada who struggle with their settlement experiences, including their challenges with mental health. In her work with clients, she will be using a trauma-informed perspective with an eclectic approach to counselling utilizing principles of cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, mindfulness strategies, emotional focused therapy, and is open to incorporating spirituality practices. Throughout her professional career, Yasaman has always been mindful of supporting clients using a holistic approach by ensuring that her client’s emotional, social, spiritual, and physiological needs are met.