Forouz Salari (She/Her)

Registered Social Worker, MA, MSW, RSW
 therapist: Forouz Salari,
Online in Alberta, Ontario
I am a white-passing, Middle-Eastern, bisexual, cis-gender, neurotypical woman and a first-generation immigrant and settler (who came to Canada as a refugee, during childhood). I’ve also lived through experiences of trauma, displacement, mental illness, divorce, chronic illness and chronic pain. So, I know what it’s like to feel lost, confused, doubtful, overwhelmed, frustrated, misunderstood, lonely, exhausted, and just not good enough! I know the effort and energy it takes to step into and embrace a journey of self-discovery, healing and growth, not knowing where it might lead. I also know how incredibly transformative it can be! That must be why you're here too - ready and looking for something in your life to change for the better. I'm here to help! Let's get started together: Go to my website and click on "Book Online" to schedule a free 15-min phone consult with me!

Client Focus

Session Format: Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult, Young Adult
Demographic Expertise: Asian, Black / African American, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Hispanic / Latino, Jewish, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Pacific Islander, Persons with Disabilities, Sikh, Women clients.
Languages: English, Farsi

Treatment Approach

  • Compassion Focus Therapy
  • Existential/Humanistic
  • Feminist
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychoeducational
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Somatic
Approach Description: My approach is holistic, collaborative, unstructured and integrative, meaning that I combine different modalities and approaches to therapy, based on who you are and what you bring to each session. Overall, my approach is anti-oppressive and anti-racist, trauma-informed, intersectional feminist, strengths-based, harm-reduction-based, and built on a foundation of mindfulness (i.e., practice of awareness of and compassion towards self, others, surroundings, life and the world). I will give you a lot of autonomy around frequency of sessions and topics of discussion, so that you will feel genuinely ready, present and engaged in the process of healing, change and growth. People who work with me appreciate my honest, compassionate, intuitive, funny, grounded, engaged & pragmatic approach to our work together.

Education & Credentials

Forouz Salari MA, MSW, RSW
  • Female
  • License # 826059
  • Licensed in Ontario
  • Practicing Since 2015
Education: I have a Bachelors in Psychology and Anthropology, a Masters in Social/Cultural Anthropology, and a Masters in Social Work. I have also completed several professional development trainings in a diverse set of therapeutic modalities and leadership approaches.

Finances

Fees
  • Average Session Fee $160
  • Affordable sliding scale therapy: apply if you may be eligible.
  • Discounted Individual Counselling spots (at $100 per hour) available for students, unemployed & precariously employed folks.
Insurance
  • Out of Network
  • I DON'T bill insurance companies directly.

Forouz Salari Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available Online for residents of Alberta, Ontario
  • Online Therapy Details: OWL Practice Canada's Video Therapy platform
Forouz Salari Practice Description
If you are a neurodivergent, chronically ill, BIPOC &/or immigrant women, queer or trans person (18-55) across Alberta, Nova Scotia and Ontario, you may be struggling to feel a sense of belonging and acceptance in a world and system that wasn’t built for you and doesn’t capture the unique intersections of your identity and lived experiences. I believe in your inherent capacity to heal, grow, discover who you are, connect deeply with others, and lead a fulfilling life. I have over 10 years of experience supporting women, queer & trans folks (18-55), including BIPOC, immigrant, chronically ill and neurodivergent students, professionals and entrepreneurs. I help my clients to explore: the impacts of immigration on their identity, relationships and life choices; their queer identity and connections to queer community; coping with and learning from a separation, divorce or significant breakup; the challenges of living with ADHD, PCOS &/or other chronic illnesses; their experiences of stress & burnout (including vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and ethical / spiritual pain). My approach is eclectic and holistic, integrating different perspectives and modalities to fit your unique needs and identities. Most of my clients see a gradual improvement in 4-6 sessions, with sustained change and growth thereafter. If you’re committed to self-discovery and healing as part of your ongoing personal growth and professional development, then let's work together to put the pieces of your life, work and relationships back into balance. Go to my website and click on "Book Online" to schedule a free 15-min phone consult with me!

Practice Overview

Available online
9 Years Experience
Individual

Office Hours

Monday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm

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