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Sorrento, British Columbia

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Dr. Saira Sabzaali

Registered Clinical Counsellor

People find me because they want to incorporate their cultural values and spiritual beliefs into personal development and counselling therapy. I believe when you change your story, you can change your life, and we can become deliberate about reframing our personal stories to create a life we are excited to wake up to in the morning.

I have worked as counselor and group facilitator with individuals and groups for 15 years, and am now moving more to teaching, mentorship, and community-building. I run regular online support groups that are inclusive and welcoming to people of all backgrounds, especially for those from marginalized communities.

In my sessions, workshops, courses, and educational videos, I teach simple psychology principles in easy-to-understand language, empowering you to re-discover that soft, still voice inside of you. I specialize in depression, anxiety, family harmony, and stress management. I have a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology and has delivered two TEDx talks.

On a personal note, I have lived experience of chronic depression and am in recovery from food addiction. I have walked the valleys of despair, and have felt burnt-out, overwhelmed, and hopeless for years. With the support of a caring community and skilled mentors, I have been able to craft a life that feels peaceful, grounded, and rich, and I want to show you that change is possible.

I am not here to tell you to wait for the sunrise. I am here to teach you how to see in the dark.

Specialties
Burnout
Depression
Self-Care
Spirituality
Stress Management
Modalities
Pranic Healing
• Pranic Healing
Education

• Pranic Healing Instructor
• Masters & Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology
• Registered Clinical Counsellor
• Canadian Certified Supervisor & Counsellor

1:1 Offerings

BIPOC Clinical Supervision Group

$97 | 120min.

I am a Certified Canadian Counselling Supervision and offer online mentorship and group and supervision to therapists new to the field who belong to cultural minority groups. We meet once a month for case-consultation, skill-development, and support in growing as private practitioners. Group size is max. 5 people.

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Clinical Counselling Referrals

$0 | 20min.

Let me know what brings you to 1:1 counseling and I can connect you to a colleague in my circle that would be a good match.

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Testimonials

“I have a deep love and respect for (Dr.) Saira and the work that she does. Grounded not only in theory but also lived experience, she has the ability to know when to listen with a compassionate heart and when to tell it like it is. She is perfect for someone who is looking for a holistic experience, including those who recognize the importance of addressing the spiritual side of life.”
- Stacy C., Psychiatrist, Calgary, Alberta

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"I also just wanted to say thank you so much for the opportunity to learn through your course. I really enjoyed it and I am already going back to watch the videos so I can write more notes. I feel like the more I keep reminding myself of these things, the easier it will be to make changes. You’re very upbeat and energetic. I am so glad I had the opportunity to learn from you, all the way from Ontario!"
- Course Participant (name omitted for confidentiality)

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“I have known Saira for a few years professionally and personally. I instantly felt a connection with her because talking to Saira is comparable to being surrounded by a warm hug - you feel supported, empowered, and you feel her empathy as she is all about the feelings. Saira has the capacity to capture, inspire and ignite the attention of anyone in her audience and make them feel supported, accepted, and hopeful because she connects with each individual on their own personal level wherever they might be at that point in their life.”
- Ferzana J. College Instructor, Mental Health and Addictions Advocate, Burnaby, B.C.

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