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Take Charge of Your Mental Health

At Aref Psychotherapy Services, we offer a welcoming, private space where individuals of all ages can address their challenges and move toward a more fulfilling life.

Taking the first step to seek help is tough, but you've already made that leap.

Services for Adults

Your mental well-being is crucial. If you’re grappling with emotional, mental health, or addiction issues, we’re here to support you. There’s no stigma in facing mental health challenges, and learning to manage them can significantly enhance your life.

Services for Children and Adolescents

Concerned about your child or teen dealing with anxiety, depression, or other issues? We provide clear, effective, evidence-based evaluations and therapy to understand and tackle these behaviours.

Free services for refugee applicants in Ontario

Psychological assessments and reports will detail any PTSD related to mental or physical abuse and torture; provide a diagnosis and future treatment needs and prognosis; and detail the impact of deportation on the asylum seeker.


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

We provide Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which is a proven method of effective, evidence-based psychological treatment.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

We provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which is a proven method of effective, evidence-based psychological treatment.


Clinical Volunteer Hours

Volunteer work is an option for Psychology students seeking quality clinical experience based on best practices.

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Elham Aref

Registered Psychotherapist, BA., M. Psy., RP

Elham Aref, BA., M. Psy., RP Registered Psychotherapist and is a member in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Elham Aref. M.psy., RP., is the founder and clinical director at Aref Psychotherapy Services. She provides clinical, counselling and applied psychology services.

Elham Aref is the registered psychotherapist in clinical, counselling and applied psychology. She is the founder and clinical director at Aref Psychotherapy Services.

Over the past 25 years, Elham has lived in five countries, and as a volunteer, she helped many refugees adjust to their new countries. She has experience working with adults with mental health challenges, including life transition issues, adjustment disorders, cultural assimilation, PTSD, stress management, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, grief, interpersonal relationship issues, low self-esteem, and trauma.

In her practice, she combines a variety of evidence-based therapeutic modalities, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Elham offers a trauma-informed, strength-based, and culturally competent approach that is adaptable to clients’ personalities and needs.

She offers a client-centered approach and provides clients with a non-judgmental, caring, and compassionate environment while working collaboratively on their therapeutic goals and needs.

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