My name is Yasaman Madanikia. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), Play Therapist and Art Therapist.
As someone who has been through the counselling process as a client, I know how exhausting it is to deal with mental health issues. However, I also know that there is hope for people to feel better once they are given the support, the unconditional positive regard and the psychological tools that they need.
I have eight years of experience working with children, youth, adults and families. In the past, I have worked 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. I have taken various roles such as behaviour interventionist, special educational assistant, youth worker, art therapist, play therapist, school counsellor and clinical counsellor.
I enjoy applying my education and experience in my private practice, assisting my clients to achieve their mental health goals. I use an integrative therapeutic approach in my practice, using a mix of Mindfulness Approaches, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Attachment-Based Therapies, Expressive Therapies and Trauma-Informed Practice. I adjust my approach based on the needs of my clients and their goals.
Counselling is not only a career for me; It is also my passion. I feel really grateful to be making a difference in the lives of people who seek my help. If you have any questions, feel free to email me or call me. I look forward to hearing from you.
Yasaman Madanikia, RCC., MCP:AT.