Toronto Team

Niloufar Eshghi, Ph.D.

A supportive atmosphere where one can be heard, understood, and accepted allows for growth and optimal living. In my clinical work, I offer an empathic, safe, and non-judgmental atmosphere for clients to explore their experiences and better understand both their difficulties and strengths.

Initially in the first few sessions, I will ask about the challenges you are hoping to address in therapy, and we will explore the context and history of these struggles.  We may also utilize psychological tests which contribute to a deeper understanding of these difficulties.  We will then discuss your aims for therapy and how we can collaborate in the direction of your goals.

My past clinical experience has allowed me to provide therapy and assessment to clients in various settings and across a range of challenges. I currently provide services to adult clients, and I have an interest in working with a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, interpersonal problems, stress, adjusting to life-transitions, and work-related challenges. My approach to therapy is integrative and I draw from various models including humanistic and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). At the Centre for Interpersonal Relationships, I provide services under the supervision of Dr. Lila Hakim.

I have completed my PhD and MA in Clinical Psychology at York University. My overall program of research including undergraduate and graduate focus has been on couples and relationships. I have also been interested in conducting research that has direct and practical benefits for the community. For example, for my master’s research I co-facilitated relationship enhancement workshops for couples over a span of eight months at York university.  This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the findings were presented at the 45th meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research in Denmark.