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“Happiness is not something readymade, it comes from your own actions”

-Dalai Lama

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Paris Manavipour

Registered Social Worker/Psychotherapist

Reaching out for support can be stressful or intimidating for many people. In my role as a registered social worker, I will ensure to work collaboratively with you in a safe space to address your concerns, thoughts, emotions, or challenging life circumstances. I work from a client-centred, trauma informed, anti-oppressive framework with no judgement.


With this, I can support you in exploring the connections between your thoughts, feelings, and experiences as well as building skills to manage them. As a social worker, I have worked in the child welfare system for almost 6 years with children, youth and diverse families. I use a holistic approach to healing without focusing only on one factor/issue.


In my practice, it is important to consider all aspects of our lives, including family systems, health, social connections, occupation, community, culture, and recreational activities. Together, we can explore and solution build.


I am a first-generation Canadian who moved to Canada at the age of 3 years old. Growing up in Canada created challenges for me as I learned to navigate my way through my family, my culture, my identity, and the North American culture.


I developed a great interest in mental health and later decided to pursue social work as I very much appreciate the compassionate, holistic approach we carry in our field. I completed a Bachelor of Science degree specialized in Mental Health from the University of Toronto, as well as a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Western Ontario.


I have also completed a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Windsor. I very much love to learn and enjoy taking part in educational opportunities and ongoing trainings.


During my free time, I am often spending time with my playful little dog out on walks or playing with her ball. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family or spending quality time on my own.


I enjoy watching Netflix, spending time outdoors in nature, and journaling. I am a big advocate for self-care and I ensure to spend some time each week taking care of myself as well.


Areas of Focus:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Trauma

  • Parenting

  • Attachment

  • Grief and loss

  • Self-esteem and confidence

  • Emotion regulation

  • Challenging behaviours

  • Relationship challenges

  • Life changes and adjustments

  • Self-care

Treatments Offered:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

  • Solution Focused Therapy

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Mindfulness Practice

  • Trauma Informed

Qualification, Training and Membership:

  • University of Toronto – BSc Honors, Specialized in Mental Health

  • University of Western Ontario – Bachelor of Social Work with Honors

  • University of Windsor – Master of Social Work

  • Member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

  • Member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers

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