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Masoud Mohammadi, Ph.D.

Like every aspect of life in the cosmos, change is and should be a slow and gradual process to stay well-seated and deep rooted. In this way there would not be any worry about coming challenges in our trajectory. Being in therapy is not just about relieving or alleviating pain and suffering. A very beautiful and less attended aspect of spending time in therapy with someone who is knowledgeable and experienced is paving a path for elevated feeling, emotions and sensation. We usually call this process transcendent and transformation (a way we manage to have an evolving lifestyle cognitively, emotionally, and behaviorally).

In the field of psychotherapy, I was blessed to spend about three decades with many individuals. To be more specific, my time in the office was divided between individuals with a wide range of difficulties (depression, anxiety, character and personality disorder, self-esteem and self-confidence, grief and losses, victims of abuse, struggles with life’s meaning and purpose, as well as the people who want to know themselves scientifically and change their route if necessary), as well as couples.

In couples therapy, we meet with two people who are extremely different, unique and idiosyncratic, but who have decided to spend time together. Working together, we look at numerous contributors to your difficulties, from genes to learning and events. At the end, forming a map of mind for each partner within the relationship is possible. Marriage counselling for couples who are going to change the level of their relationship, is another domain which I love to work within

In the therapy room from the first session, I try to connect with you in a genuine and non-judgmental way, and try to establish therapeutic alliance. We also work together to set realistic goals for therapy, and conduct needed assessments that help us gain a deeper understanding of the foci of the problem. In the initial session you will learn about my therapy orientation and the formulation of your issues would be provided. After this is provided, we can decide whether working together will be a beneficial process for you.

Being genuine, non-judgmental and confidentiality are corner stones of therapy work. After 25 years’ experience of providing psychotherapy for a wide range of adult individuals, I have an eclectic approach that is scientifically-based. Usually experiential, humanistic and psychodynamic are at the core of my endeavors to help my clients.  I am also able to utilize approaches like Reality therapy or Cognitive therapy.

I have worked in several Canadian outpatient settings and am fluent in English. I am Iranian, and my mother tongue is Persian. I am honoured to utilize the resourceful and transforming literature that can be found there.

I also had taught at a university level for 16 years in the psychology department for masters degree and Ph. D. candidates. Also, I had organized and run more than 100 educational seminars in the fields of Developmental Psychopathology, transformation and transcendence, life span and growth, grief work, marital discord, pre-marriage counselling, relational issues, stress management, and integration & eclectic psychotherapy approaches. I am in the process of registering with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO). My clinical work at CFIR supervised by Dr. Lila Hakim, C. Psych., and Dr. Aleks Milosevic, C. Psych.

Publications (Books & Articles)

Translations from Persian to English:

1- Tozandehjani, H., Dehganpour, M., Mohammadi, M., Tavakoli, J. (2001). Psychosexual Therapy. A cognitive – Behavioral Approach.  Tehran  Peyke Farhang Press.

2- Mohammadi, M., Ghorbani, M., Naziri, Gh., et all. (2007). Drug Abuse, Origins & applications. Tehran. Iran Drug Control Headquarters.

3- Mohammadi, M., Kohi, L., Dehganpour, M. (2003). Getting Control. Overcoming Your Obsessions and Compulsions, Baer, Lee.  Tehran, Roshed Press.

4- Mohammadi, M., Farnam, R (2005). Cognitive Therapy in Groups: Guidelines and Resources for Practice.2007. Free, l, Michael. Tehran, Roshed Press.

5- Mohammadi, M., Dehganpour, M. Families, Children and the Development of Dysfunction. Mark R. Dadds. (2008).Tehran. Roshed Press

6- Mohammadi, M. (2004). Psychopathology of drug abuse. Tehran. Ayeneh Ketab Press.

7- Mohammadi, M., Farnam, R., Monajati, R. (2003). Addiction Treatments. Shiraz Sadra Press.

Articles & Publications

Asadpour, H., Mohammadi, M. (2019).Prediction of Critical Thinking Based on Cognitive Processes and Moral Justice in Students of Universities. Int J Behav Sci, 13(1): 20-25

Hoseinipanah, F., Mohammadi, M. (2018). Effect of Farshad meditation on  cancer patient’s coping  strategies. Studies of Psychology and Educational Sciences. Vol 4, No 1, pp74-80

Sadeghi, M.J., Mohammadi, M. (2017). Role of Emotional Maturity, Cognitive and Metacognitive Approach in Predicting Happiness in Law Enforcement Officials of Shiraz. Pharmacophore, 8(6S) p 6 

Zarei, M.,Mohammadi, M. (2017). Effect of anger management training based on cognitive-behavioral method on behavioral activator system and behavioral inhibitor system. Fundamentals of Mental Health, Vol 19, special issue, PP 142-146         

Jafari, J., Mohammadi, M. (2016). Predicting marital satisfaction based on Inagrem personality types and relational believes of university students.                                                           Studies of Psychology and Educational Science. Vol 2, No (2/2), PP459-468

Z. Azari, Z., Mohammadi M.(2016). Compare Resilience of Families with Mentally Retarded Children and Family with Normal Children, Journal of Administrative Management, Education and Training, (JAMET) Volume (12), Special Issue (6), 2016, pp. 119-127

Norozi, Z., Mohammadi, M.(2015). Prediction of Postpartum Depression Based on Parental Bonding, History of Anxiety, and Depression among Women Attended Health Care Centers in Shiraz. Razi Journal of Medical Science, Volume 21, Issue 127, PP 24-30

Karimpour, M., Mohammadi, M., Feili, A. (2015).The Role of Quality of Life Dimensions in Predicting Student’s Mental Health In Gulf Research Science. Advanced Social Humanities and Management 2(3), 1-6

Karimpour, M., Mohammadi, M., Feili, A. (2015). Study role of Spirituality and Quality of Life in the Forecast Student’s Mental Healthe. Advanced Social Humanities and Management 2(3), 104-107

Mashyekhi, M.R., Mohammadi, M.(2014). Resilience and spiritual intelligence predictors of as academic self-efficacy in urban and rural students. Quarterly Journal of School Psychology.

Volume 21, Issue 127, PP 205-225

Nazari, I., Mohammadi, M., Nazeri, GH. (2014). Effectiveness of Gestalt therapy on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms on veterans of Yasuj city. Armaghane-danesh Journal. Vol 19, Issue 4, PP. 295-304

Modaresi. F., Mohammadi. M., Naziri, GH. (2014). Effect of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing on the Treatment of Sex Addicts Women. Journal of psy meth &modl .Vol 3, Issue 11, 1-16

Balouci, H., Mohammadi,M., Naziri, GH.(2014). Comparison of resilience between the elite and normal people. J Mazand Univ Med Sci 2014; 23(Suppl 2): 203-5

Balouci, H., Mohammadi,M., Naziri, GH.(2013).Predicting Resilience Based on Emotional Quotient and Personality Types in Iranian Elites. European Journal of Scientific Research. Vol. 116 No 1, pp.37-44

Moosavi, S.S., Naziri, GH., Mohammadi, M.(2012). Relationship between Latent Aggression, Inflated Responsibility, Guilt Feeling and Reaction Formation with Severity of Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms. Zahedan J Res Med SciNov; 14(9): 30-34

Mohammadi, M., Farnam, R., Mahjoobi, p. (2011). Relationship between attachment styles, emotional regulation, and marital satisfaction. J Woman & Culture, Vol 7, PP 9-20

Zahedian, S.F., Mohammadi, M., Samani, S. (2011). The Role of Attachment Styles, Parental Bonding and Self Concept in Sexual Addiction. J Clinical Psychology, Vol 3, Issue 3. Page 65-73

Naghavi, M.R., Mohammadi, M., Bahramnejad, A., Yabandeh, M.R., Zare, I., Nakhaee N. (2011).  Comparing frequency of different types of childhood abuse and neglect between drug-dependent and control groups.  J Fund of Ment HealthVol 13, Issue 51, 242-249

Pedram, M., Mohammadi, M., Naziri, GH., Aeenparast, N. (2011). Effectiveness of Cognitive-behavioral Group Therapy on the Treatment of Anxiety and Depression Disorders and on Raising Hope in Women with Breast Cancer. J Woman & Cultur ,Vol 1, Issue 4, 161-176

Mohammadi, M. (2003) Implications of Attachment in Mental Health. Ministry of Education. Payame Moshver Quarterly. Vol 6., pp 66-77

Mohammadi, M., Jazayeri, A., Rafii, A.H., Jookar, B., Pourshahbaz, A. (2006).    Resilient factors among people at risk for abusing substance. J new researches in psychology.Vol 2,3 pp 193-214 

Mohammadi, M., Jazayeri, A., Rafii, A.H., Jookar, B., Pourshahbaz, A. (2005). Family and Individual Factors in the at Risk Population. Archives of Rehabilitation,  Vol 6, Issue 1 pp31-36

Mohammadi, M. (2003). Cognitive – Behavioral Therapy of Substance Abuse. Science, Research, and Technology Ministry. Scientific & Applied Journal. Vol 2, 3 ., pp 21-36

Mohammadi, M. (2002). Dealing with Angry child. Ministry of Education. Tarbiat Quarterly.  pp 25- 30

Mohammadi, M. (2002)Wife Abuse. Ministry of Education. Tarbiat Quarterly.  pp 32- 39

Mohammadi, M. (2001). Neuropsychology Basis of social Attachment.    Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology (IJPCP) (Previous title: Andeesheh Va Raftar) vol, 4., 70-74



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