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Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? There comes a time when help is needed from a certified professional to cope with many of life’s challenges. Dr. Ostovar is a licensed Psychologist in British Colombia and Northwest Territories, and she is here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. Dr. Ostovar 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 each individual's/ couple's 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.


Covid-19 update: All therapy will be conducted via secure video conferencing until further notice.

We are accepting new clients. Please see bookings.

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


About Me

Dr. Taravat Ostovar, R.Psych 

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 (#2250-64642). She received her Doctorate degree in Psychology from California Southern University, Master of Science degree from McGill University, and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia. Dr. Ostovar also received a certificate in Emerging Managers Leadership Development Program from the University of Alberta.

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 16 years. She has worked with 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 to interns and supervisees, assessment, and scientifically supported treatments to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families, and has experience with a wide range of concerns and psychosocial conditions. She helps individuals struggling with a variety of psychological problems including anxiety and panic, 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.

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


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

Nathaniel Lambert

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A Bit About Therapy

What is psychological/counseling therapy

Therapy is a compassionate process of discovery and learning about the self and the relationships we develop with self and others in the context of life experiences. This therapeutic process and the personal commitment to your wellbeing will help to change ineffective patterns and put the new learning into effective actions leading to healthier life. 
Psychological therapy is a collaborative space to explore your difficulties in a safe and confidential setting. We aim to help you identify and understand the function of your feelings, thoughts and behavior patterns in the context of your life experiences and will support you in the changes you want to make.

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Contact Us

Dr. Taravat Ostovar loves helping her patients develop the tools they need to cope with all of life’s challenges. Contact us today to learn more and book a session.

River District
Vancouver, BC
V5S 0H4

(604) 349-7060

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