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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 (Qualifying)

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:

Generalized Anxiety 


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 

Borderline Personality


Transitioning challenges for new immigrants and refugees 

Anger Management


Chronic Illness/Pain

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Treatments Offered:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Couples Therapy

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 (Qualifying) 

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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