About Sogol Kafi



Approach 


As each individual is unique, Sogol's approach is always tailored to the needs of each person by providing a non-judgmental space for clients to reflect on their vulnerabilities in a professional environment. In addition, she provides theoretically informed and culturally responsive counselling interventions. Moreover, Sogol has a solid background in Psychodynamic, Object-Relations, Self-In Relationship Psychotherapy, Attachment theory, CBT, DBT and Solution Focused Therapy.



 



Experience 

Sogol has been working in the mental health field for over a decade, in the a​reas of counselling, treatment, research and education. Prior to beginning her private practice she was seeing clients at Saint Paul University and at the Center for Couples, Individuals and Families for various mental health challenges as an intern. In addition, Sogol is a frequent lecturer at Algonquin College and has been the Coordinator of the Crisis Management, Human Psychology program since 2012. She is a published author in academic journals with a focus on Attachment theory as well an occasional producer of a Mental Health Radio show in Ottawa for the Iranian Community. 

As well, Sogol has held many seminars and workshops on various mental health topics in Ottawa.  Sogol has extensive clinical experience working with the following issues in mental health;

-Anxiety, depression, Panic Attack

- Stress 

-Relational difficulties 

-Grief and Loss

-Transitional issues

-Self-esteem

-Personal development 

-Family of origin issues

-Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

-Parenting Young Children



Education 

-University of Ottawa and Saint Paul, 2012

Master's of Arts with Thesis in Counselling and Psychotherapy

-University of Ottawa, 2008, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Social Sciences and a minor in Biology

-Certification in Object Relations Therapy, 2010

Ottawa Institute for Object Relations Therapy

-Certification as a Parting Instructor from Aware Parting institute, 2018, Santa Barbra CA. 


College and Association Membership 

-College and Association Memberships

-Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association

-College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario

-Ottawa Institute for Self In Relationship Psychotherapy

Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy

-Ottawa Psychoanalytic Society 

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