Yasaman Madanikia is the leading Clinical Director and Counsellor at Expressions Counselling. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and she specializes in working with clients who have experienced traumatic events or adverse childhood experiences.
Having experienced the counselling process herself, she knows how exhausting it is to deal with mental health issues. However, she also knows that there is hope for people to feel better once they are provided with the support, the unconditional positive regard, and the appropriate psychological treatments.
Yasaman enjoys applying her education and experience in her private practice, assisting her clients to achieve their mental health goals. She uses an integrative therapeutic approach in her practice, using a mix of Mindfulness Approaches, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Expressive Therapies, Trauma-Informed Practices, and EMDR. She adjusts her approach based on the needs of her clients and their goals. Yasaman enjoys working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and head injuries.
She has extensive experience in working with individuals who have been in motor-vehicle accidents or work accidents. Yasaman also specializes in working with women who have experienced various adverse experiences including physical violence, emotional abuse or sexual assault.
She brings over ten years of experience working with children, youth, adults, and families. She has had the opportunity to work with various organizations such as Children’s Foundation, Burnaby School District, North Shore Multicultural Center, Maxxine Wright Women’s Shelter, Children Who Witness Abuse Program, and Southridge School. Yasaman is currently pursuing her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology to expand further on her treatment and assessment skills, enabling her to help her clients better.
Counselling is not only a career for her; it is also her passion. She feels really grateful to be making a difference in the lives of people who seek her help and for teaching and supporting her associates and practicum students.
Yasaman offers services in Farsi as well as English in the following offices: