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Effat Daftarchi

Registered Provisional Psychologist, EMDR Trained
Virtual and In-person

Accepting New Clients

Effat's Rate: $180/hour

Effat Daftarchi is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with over 12 years of experience helping couples, adults, and children from diverse backgrounds and cultures. She applies an integrated and holistic (mind/body) approach to her practice to help clients overcome depression, anxiety, loss, grief, life changes, stress, mood disorders, relational issues, self-esteem, and PTSD.

What Can Effat Help With?

Effat provides a safe and compassionate environment people of all ages. She works with children (4+), adolescents, and adults who need help with depression, anxiety, loss, grief, life changes, stress, mood disorders, relational issues, self-esteem, PTSD and more. Effat welcomes clients from all backgrounds and can provide multilingual counselling being proficient in English, Farsi, Dari, Turkish and Azeri.

"Whatever it is that brings you to therapy, I will support you on your journey to wellness."








Couples Counselling


Effat can help her clients with:

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Self Harm

  • Stress and Burnout

  • Suicidal Ideation

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Traumatic Brain injury

  • Anxiety

  • Acculturation (Immigrants and refugees)

  • Depression

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Grief and Loss

  • Motor Vehicle Accident

  • OCD

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Anxiety Disorders

Effat uses CBT and other approaches  to help her clients understand and challenge the unhelpful beliefs that are causing the feelings of anxiety, fear and distress.

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Trauma and PTSD

Effat supports her clients through traumatic experiences such as domestic abuse, childhood trauma, military or first responder trauma, motor vehicle accidents traumatic brain injuries, and more.

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NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback

Effat proudly offers NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback which is an FDA approved technology, based on neuroscience and helps clients balance and normalize their brain function and body regulation.

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Depression, Grief & Loss

Effat provides a safe and compassionate space for people to openly discuss, process and heal from feelings of depression, grief, loss, suicidal ideation and self-harm.

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Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can be a major source of distress, but there are many ways to combat it. Effat can help you learn how to deal with the emotional side of chronic pain and give you tools to manage it. 

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By applying EMDR, Effat helps her clients replace unwanted thoughts, feelings, or emotions with healthier and more adaptive options to create lasting change using bilateral stimulation.

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Couples Therapy

If your relationship is on the rocks, Effat can help by creating an open space to express yourselves, recover trust, spark intimacy, set boundaries, and build a long-lasting bond.

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Clinic Hypnosis

Through special training in clinical hypnosis, Effat helps her clients to get into a more relaxed state of mind to access sub-conscious memory and accept positive suggestions.

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Trauma Informed

As a “trauma informed” therapist, Effat uses the emerging field of neuroscience and embodied emotional processes in order to heal the mind/body split and create a safe place for you to share your story, explore your goals for therapy and develop an individualized approach for our work together.

Effat's Main Approaches

Past experiences and burdens cause the individual to feel the past in present time. People can be liberated from the burden and pain of old wounds and trauma via practice of IFS and IFIO. Depending on the needs of her clients, Effat also draws upon various therapeutic modalities including client-centred therapy, acceptance and commitment (ACT); cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), internal family system (IFS) therapy, couple therapy (IFIO), clinical hypnosis, and NeurOptimal ® Neurofeedback, which is effective for ADHD, autism, anxiety, depression, and more. Effat does not offer services to her clients that she hasn't used on herself and found helpful. 

More About Effat

Effat feels a deep sense of gratitude and appreciation for the clients that she works with. She is honored to be able to “hold space” for them and witness their personal healing and life transformation. Effat walks with clients on their healing journey using a  compassionate and non-pathologizing approach.

When she is not working, she enjoys playing tennis, horse riding, and spending time in nature practicing meditation. 

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