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“You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” — C.S. Lewis.

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Ida Zarrabi

Registered Psychotherapist 

Hello, I am Ida- I’m so glad you’re here! I am genuinely passionate about the field of psychotherapy and I hope that I can support you on your personal growth journey. I sincerely believe that we can all use somebody to talk to sometimes- especially since peaks and valleys are inevitable in our lives.


As a therapist, I utilize a compassionate and client-centred holistic approach to health. I always strive to foster a supportive and empowering environment to help people establish and achieve their short-term and long-term goals.


I also strongly believe in meeting the individual where they are by providing an inclusive, safe and culturally competent space that encourages self-exploration. I have many years of experience working in different community and hospital settings with a wide range of demographics and diagnoses employing various evidence-based modalities.

I’m a University of Toronto alumni- I graduated UofT with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Physiology. I also hold a graduate certificate in Addictions and Mental Health as well as a Master’s in Counselling Psychology.

I am a first-generation Canadian-born who is also an active advocate in the Iranian community. I speak Farsi fluently and I have found that remaining connected to my roots has given me a deeper understanding of both the East and the West which I hope to integrate with integrity throughout our time in therapy together!

Areas of Focus:

  • Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Addictions

  • Generalized Anxiety 

  • Depression 

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 

  • Relationships 

  • Transitioning challenges for new immigrants and refugees 

  • Anger Management

  • Shame-Resilience

  • Chronic Illness/Pain

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Treatments Offered:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Couples Therapy - Gottman Method

  • Solution-Focused Therapy 

  • Emotion-Focused Therapy 

  • Family Systems Therapy 

  • Dialectical Behaviour Informed Therapy 

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy


Qualification, Training and Membership:

  • Member of The College of Psychotherapists 

  • Member of The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association 

  • Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Physiology

  • Master’s in Counselling Psychology

  • Certificate in Addictions and Mental Health


Fortin, J., Tian, R., Zarrabi, I., Hill, G., Williams, E., Sanchez-Duffhues, G., & Mak, T. W. (2020). Mutant ACVR1 arrests glial cell differentiation to drive tumorigenesis in pediatric gliomas. Cancer Cell, 37(3), 308-323.

Fortin, J., Bassi, C., Ramachandran, P., Li, W. Y., Tian, R., Zarrabi, I., & Mak, T. W. (2021). Concerted roles of PTEN and ATM in controlling hematopoietic stem cell fitness and dormancy. The Journal of clinical investigation, 131(5).

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