My name is Elnaz Bondar, and I have a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology from Trinity Western University. I have worked as a therapist for several years. As part of my training, I have worked with individuals who were in crisis or were suicidal. I also worked with individuals suffering from a variety of issues, such as anxiety, addiction, depression, mental disorder (borderline personality disorder, dissociative disorder, etc.), ADHD, and autism.
I would say that a lot of the clients that I see are coming from ADHD backgrounds or have difficulty living with an ADHD personality, and I believe it is through self-awareness, increasing insights, and our understanding of our behaviour and others, and in general, a better understanding of the world that we would come into peaceful mutual living with one another. In addition, I have dedicated a huge part of my training to working with children going through different problems (such as behavioural problems, autism, temper tantrum, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, etc.) at both individual and group levels.
I also strive to work with challenges that couples bring into the therapy room with them and help them with conflict resolution or better understanding of each other. Having said this, dealing with issues related to the family and couples is one of the highlights of my training. These therapeutic processes include helping individuals with better problem-solving skills, conflict resolution, better communication skills, parenting, or co-parenting skills.
I am a Gestalt-oriented therapist, which means I focus on the individual as a whole and help them achieve their wholeness while I am considering all the aspects of their lives. However, I believe each one of us is unique in our own way, and a single approach could not be used on everyone. Therefore, depending on my clients' needs, I occasionally draw from other counselling modalities such as CBT, DBT, psychodynamic therapy, humanistic therapy, emotion-focused therapy, narrative therapy, and mindfulness-based therapies.
I help individuals find answers to their problems by considering all aspects of their lives, finding the roots of their problems, working toward their whole self, and embracing change where it's needed. It is my promise that you will experience a safe and confidential journey with me while I provide you with empathy and understanding.
I look forward to joining you in your journey of life and to helping you achieve your goal while you may bring a long-lasting change into your life.