* Richmond-Ironwood & Burnaby Locations Only
Hira Imam is an Associate Clinical Counsellor at MindRight Counselling & Consulting. She received her Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from Simon Fraser University (SFU). She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) and is a Canadian Certified Counsellor from the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).
Hira has worked with the University of British Columbia (UBC) Counselling Services where she supported with students experiencing a wide range concerns that included anxiety, depression, romantic relationships, familial relationships, identity questions, chronic illness, and academic goals/achievements. She was privileged to volunteer her time at the Crisis Centre where she emotionally supported and worked with callers experiencing suicide ideation, self-harm, and/or were contemplating suicide. She has also spent time as a caseworker working with refugee clients in the Lower Mainland, emotionally supporting them and working with them to navigate Canadian life.
Hira works from a Relational Cultural Theory approach which is grounded in Person-Centred values and allows for multicultural work. She likes to get to know people through their identity, their relationships, and the broader culture they identify with in ways that are meaningful to the core concerns they want to address in therapy. She works collaboratively with clients and takes a strengths-based approach.. She likes to further this work by incorporating evidence-based approaches such at Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy depending on each client’s individual personality, preferences, and concerns. Hira identifies as a Muslim and for clients desiring faith-based sensitivity in their therapeutic work she can offer a Muslim perspective.
Hira provides services in English, Hindi, and Urdu.