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Welcome to Fortitude Centre for Wellbeing

We are here to listen and help.

We seek to understand the unique needs and concerns of each client and help you in the conscious, positive, and meaningful changes you want to make.

Here at the Fortitude Centre for Wellbeing, Dr. Taravat Ostovar offers client centred and evidence based psychological consultation, assessment and therapy services for individual adults, couples, parents, and families. She also provides workshops, supervision and mentoring to students, interns, and other clinicians. 

A note to the clients

Covid-19 update: All services will be conducted via secure video conferencing. In-person sessions can be arranged in advance. 

We ARE accepting new clients. Please see bookings. If you would like to be added to the waitlist and notified when an earlier spot becomes available, please let us know. 

Feel free to schedule a few appointments in advance to obtain a regular spot.

To avoid a 60% late cancelation fee for the first time please provide at least 48 hours notice when canceling. 

We do NOT offer direct Billing. Registered psychologist's receipts are eligible for partial or full reimbursement when submitted to any insurance company or submitted a tax deduction.

We do NOT offer letters and reports for any of the following purposes: legal or insurance reports, court appearances, or third party direct billing. Please note that Fortitude Centre is not a vendor of ICBC and WorkSafe BC. Dr. Ostovar does not accept ICBC or WorkSafe BC referrals.

This is not a crisis service. If you are in crisis, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency clinic/hospital.


Dr. Taravat Ostovar, R.Psych 
Clinical Director
Fortitude Centre for Wellbeing
( I am also a wife and a mother)

Dr. Taravat Ostovar is a registered psychologist in good standing the Province of British Columbia ( #2544) and a registered psychologist in good standing in the Northwest Territories (#2250-69953). 

Dr. Ostovar has worked in a variety of clinical and health care settings including primary care clinic, outpatient community mental health clinic, inpatient hospital, rehabilitation centres, teaching, research, and consulting in both Southern Canada( BC, Alberta, and Quebec) and Northern Canada ( NWT and NU) for the past 17 years. She has worked with a diversity of individuals, multidisciplinary teams, schools and organizations for a wide range of mental health assessments, therapeutic interventions and treatments, group and parental workshops, presentations, and clinical case consultations.

Dr. Ostovar provides clinical consultation, supervision and mentorship to interns and supervisees, assessment, and scientifically supported treatments to adults, couples, parents and families. She helps individuals struggling with a variety of psychological problems including anxiety and panic attacks and reactions, attachment problems, stress and trauma related conditions, chronic pain, depression, parenting difficulties, relationship and marital problems, problematic personality patterns, self-harm behaviour, suicidal ideation, grief and bereavement, interpersonal difficulties, emotion regulation difficulties, and adjustment issues.

Dr. Ostovar is here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. 

She  is a strong believer that everyone has an inherent ability to thrive, heal and grow, regardless of the illness and life challenges. She believes that people are worthy and have the capacity and inner resources to grow and change towards their higher purpose. Dr. Ostovar’s approach is holistic, evidence-based, client-centred, compassionate and based on creating and maintaining a calm, supportive, respectful and safe environment and drawing on a variety of therapeutic approaches to best suit clients' needs. These approaches offer clients the opportunity to explore their emotions, thoughts, actions, and new ways of being and doing. She welcomes clients from all cultures, ethnicities, religious and spiritual beliefs, gender identities and sexual orientations.

In her spare time, Dr. Taravat Ostovar volunteers her time by helping various community building activities in her neighbourhood. She also enjoys ongoing learning and wellness activities, traveling, drumming, being in nature and spending quality time with her family and friends.

We provide the following therapy approaches:

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Couple Therapy using Gottman, Emotion Focused and DBT methods 

Emotional Focused Family Therapy

Trauma and Attachment Focused Therapy

Pain Management 

Mindfulness and Stress Inoculation Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Prolonged Exposure Therapy

Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy


Motivational Interviewing and Behaviour Modification

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Dialectical Behaviour Informed Therapy (DBT)

Children Play Therapy

Logotherapy, Compassion, and Positive Psychology

Supervision of interns and supervisees

Parenting Consultation

Existential spirituality 

Baha'i Inspired Counselling


“Discussing positive experiences leads to heightened well-being, increased overall life satisfaction and even more energy”

Nathaniel Lambert

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Contact Us

River District
Vancouver, BC
V5S 0H5

(604) 349-7060

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