Équipe d’Ottawa

Naim Assemani, M.A., C.Psych. Assoc. (Practique supervisée)

Life is full of challenges. While many of these challenges are part of the personal development and growth, others can generate stress, anxiety, and distress. It’s a relief to know that you don’t have to face all these difficulties alone, that most of these difficulties are treatable, and can even be cured especially when treated early enough. A trained mental health practitioner can help you deal with difficult emotions, revisit painful experiences, test your thoughts, evaluate your coping strategies, and understand how some past experiences continue to affect your current functioning and the way you perceive the world. According to my practical experience, motivation and therapeutic alliance are halfway through any successful treatment despite the therapeutic approach in use. I would feel honoured to help you on the path to changing yourself, your relationships, and your life!

In individual therapy, I work with adults experiencing stress, depression, anxiety, obsessions, interpersonal difficulties, and trauma-related issues. Starting the first couple of sessions, the main objective is making you feel better. You will be able to speak about your concerns, reasons for seeking treatment, and goals in a respectful, compassionate, and non-judgmental space. We will also explore together your personal history using scientifically based questionnaires to better understand the evolution of your difficulties. By the end of the first two sessions, we will be discussing and developing a treatment plan you’re comfortable to adhere to.

In my clinical practice I use various treatment models, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MCBT), Motivational Interviewing (M.I), Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Often a combination of approaches will be tailored to suit your needs and preferences.

At the Centre for Interpersonal Relationships, I provide clients with psychotherapy under the supervision of Dr. Aleks Milosevic, C.Psych. and psychological assessment under the supervision of Dr. Khuraman Mamedova, C.Psych. I am currently a psychological associate in supervised practice, registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO).