Sarvenaz (Sarvi) Ostadghafour, M.A., C.Psych. Assoc. (Supervised Practice), is a registered Psychological Associate in supervised practice, registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO). Sarvi is currently in the final year of her Ph.D. in Psychology at York University. Additionally, she is a candidate of the Canadian Institute for Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (CICAPP), where she is receiving specialized training in child and adolescent psychotherapy.

Sarvi offers individual therapy for children, adolescents, and adults facing various challenges such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relationship issues, self-worth struggles, confidence issues, life transitions, family or work difficulties, attachment or interpersonal struggles, emotional self-regulation, self-esteem, learning issues, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). She also works with individuals on a journey of self-improvement and those seeking to explore underlying uncertainties and confusion impacting different aspects of their lives. Her goal is to establish a therapeutic setting that is safe, non-judgmental, supportive, and built on collaboration, considering aspects of human rights and diversity. In a supportive therapeutic relationship, she collaboratively works to comprehend challenging emotions, issues, and problematic relationships. Her primary aim is to identify the approach that aligns with their unique life experiences and circumstances, tailored to their needs and concerns, utilizing an integrative treatment strategy that incorporates elements of interpersonal, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and play-therapy-based modalities.

At The Willow Centre, Sarvi conducts comprehensive psychological assessments for children, adolescents, and adults with various referral concerns, including learning disabilities, ADHD, giftedness, and intellectual disabilities. Additionally, she conducts mental health assessments, referred to as psychodiagnostic assessments, serving purposes such as aiding in treatment planning, establishing academic accommodations, and providing deeper insight into mental health or learning patterns. The assessment process typically includes an initial interview, questionnaires, possible task measures, and a feedback session where she offers suggestions to improve daily life.

With over a decade of experience, Sarvi has provided assessment and intervention services in various clinical settings, including public mental health hospitals, community mental health, the Toronto District School Board, and multiple private practice settings. In addition to her clinical work, she has been actively involved in academic endeavors through research and teaching. Her research has focused on bilingualism and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children and adults. Sarvi has published academic articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national and international academic conferences.

At The Willow Centre, Sarvi provides clients with psychotherapy and psychological assessments under the supervision of Dr. Robin Holloway, C. Psych. Sarvi offers therapy and assessment services in both English and Farsi languages. She provides in-person services at The Willow Centre on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Virtual therapeutic services for teens and parents are also available when appropriate.

phone: 416-250-1540