Licensed by Province of British Columbia
I speak English, Farsi and Turkish
Educated by Western and Eastern Psychology

Let's navigate this road together


With neuroscience-backed methods, you can gain insights into the causes of your anxiety while also learning practical skills for a calmer, more centred life.


Discover effective strategies to manage ADHD, enhancing your focus and improving your engagement with the world around you.

Eating Disorder

Start your journey to overcome eating disorders, take control, and accept yourself. Find new strength and build a healthier relationship with food and your body.


Learn to control obsessive thoughts and compulsive actions. It gives you tools to improve daily life and well-being. You’ll get personalized support for your needs, leading to more confidence and control over time.

Panic Attacks

Counseling for panic attacks helps you understand what triggers them. It teaches you how to manage symptoms and reduce stress. Over time, this can lead to fewer and less intense panic attacks.

Trauma & PTSD

Begin a journey to overcome the shadows of past trauma, paving the way for a future in which you feel empowered and have a renewed sense of personal strength.

Feeling powerless

Rediscover your inner strength with strategies to regain control over your life. My approach helps you turn feelings of powerlessness into confident actions, leading to a more proactive and self-assured life.

Feeling uncertainty

Navigate life's uncertainties with confidence. I provide tools to manage anxiety about the unknown, building resilience and a positive mindset to face challenges with clarity and purpose.

Connecting with my child

Strengthen your bond with your children through effective communication and understanding. My approach helps you navigate and transform disconnect into meaningful interactions, fostering a deeper and more connected relationship with your children.

Feeling lonely

Connect deeply with yourself and others to overcome loneliness. My therapy enhances social skills, emotional intelligence, and helps build fulfilling relationships, reducing isolation and increasing your sense of belonging.

Distracted with phone

Overcome digital distractions with effective techniques that help you regain focus and enhance productivity. Learn to establish healthy boundaries with technology, allowing you to engage more fully in the moment and prioritize your mental well-being over constant connectivity.

Family Conflict

Work to resolve family conflicts through compassionate guidance, resulting in stronger bonds and a more harmonious home environment.


Psychotherapy and attachment theory are key parts of counselling because they examine how people create and keep connections throughout their lives. Attachment-based therapy helps clients understand how early connection patterns affect their actions, feelings, and relationships today. Psychotherapy focuses on attachment to heal relational wounds and improve relationships. This strategy helps people feel better emotionally and engage constructively with others, improving their mental health and resilience.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) targets negative thought patterns and behaviors, offering practical coping strategies for a variety of mental health conditions. My approach with CBT helps you transform these patterns, fostering better emotional regulation and resilience.

Mindfulness techniques

Mindfulness techniques bring focus to the present, reducing stress and enhancing well-being. I guide you through exercises that improve focus and relaxation, helping to disrupt cycles of negative thoughts for a calmer state of mind.

Emotional Family Focus Therapy (EFFT)

Emotional Family Focus Therapy (EFFT) aims to strengthen family bonds and improve communication. In our sessions, I create a supportive space for family members to express emotions and resolve conflicts, enhancing emotional connections.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) teaches skills to manage intense emotions and improve relationships. Through mindfulness, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness, my DBT sessions help you navigate emotional challenges and achieve personal stability.

The Entire Spectrum of Support

Workplace Concerns
Eating Disorder
Social media addiction
Impulse Control Disorders
Personal Growth
Sex Therapy
Sexual Abuse
Couple Relationships
Anger Management

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What’s on your mind?

Do I really need therapy, or can I handle this on my own?

It is natural to want to manage problems on your own, but seeking therapy can provide you with new perspectives and tools to handle challenges more effectively. Here is a few things to consider if you need to talk with a counselor:

  1. First, the severity and duration of the problem: If the problem that causing you distress or any kind of emotional difficulties has lasted for several weeks or is worsening over time,
  2. Second, the impact on daily life: if your issues are significantly interfere with some part of your life like work, maintaining relationships, studying or enjoying life.
  3. Third, Complexity of issues: sometimes the problems we face are complex and intertwine with deep personal histories or trauma, which might make it more effective to work with a counselor.
  4. And the last, confidentiality and comfort. Knowing that your discussions are private can make you feel safe enough to open up and share sensitive or deeply personal issues without fear of judgment or exposure.

What if therapy makes me feel worse instead of better?

Therapy can occasionally make you feel worse before you feel better, especially in the early stages. This can happen as you begin to address painful memories. However, if this feeling persists, it is important to address it with your therapist. Together with your therapist, you can review your goals, or your counselor might consider a different therapeutic approach.

Isn’t therapy just for people with serious mental health issues?

Not at all! Therapy can benefit everyone. Counseling is a tool that can help you to understand yourself better, improve your relationships, and manage stress.

Therapy can provide a space to discuss anything in your mind, like personal growth, and developing strategies for everyday problems.

What if I don’t know what to talk about in therapy?

Many people might feel unsure about what to discuss when they first start counseling. Your therapist can guide the conversation and ask quotations to uncover what’s important for you to talk about.

How long do I need to be in therapy?

This is a hard question to answer. The duration of therapy can vary widely. Depending on individual needs, goals, and circumstances. If it is a short-term therapy lasting between 5 to 8  weeks, it focuses on specific issues or skills, such as managing anxiety in social situations. Long-term therapy might delve deeper into personal growth, past trauma, or ongoing mental health challenges.

Also, different approaches change the length of therapy, For example, brief therapies like solution-focused therapy or cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) are designed to be shorter, while psychodynamic therapy may take longer.

How do I know if a therapist is right for me?

Finding a therapist who is a good fit for you is important. There are some factors to consider. First, make sure your therapist is licensed and has experience dealing with the issues you wish to address. Also, therapeutically, what is her therapeutic approach? Therapists use different methods. It’s important to find a therapist whose approach resonates with you or feels right.

Additionally, you should feel comfortable and safe talking openly with her. Consider practical aspects such as location, availability, and whether they accept your insurance. And most importantly, schedule an initial consultation, which can be a good opportunity to ask questions and get a feel for their style and personality.

It’s perfectly normal to try out a few therapists before finding the right one. Effective therapy often hinges on the strength of the therapist-client relationship, so take your time to find someone who feels like the right fit for you.

Where should I start therapy?

Let's start with a 15-minute complimentary consultation which will give you a better idea about the upcoming journey.

Our meetings will take place online or in my cozy office right in the heart of Vancouver.

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My therapist has been an incredible support, providing a sturdy foundation for my progress. Her flexibility in adopting a logical approach, tailored to my needs, has been essential in guiding my healing journey.

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Homa is exceptional. I have been to other counsellors & stopped due to sessions not really accomplishing my needs. Homa’s style and plans have greatly helped me reach my counselling goals.

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I went to Homa Papaei in one of the darkest times of my life.  I felt like my health and my job were coming down on me.    From the few session we had she helped me incredibly to stop blaming myself for everything and to love myself. To put myself first.   Thank you Homa.

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Working with Homa has been an incredibly positive experience. Her kindness and understanding create a supportive environment where sessions flow smoothly. She has a remarkable ability to grasp what you're expressing and offers valuable insights and guidance that truly make a difference. I have gained so much personal growth through our sessions. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking effective therapy

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I met Homa in 2020 and have continued to work with her since. I met her when I was at a very low place in my life. She was very understanding, kind and empathetic. Homa worked with me and uncovered layers that I did not even know of. A lot of who I am is all thanks to Homa. She continues to help me achieve my goals after helping me get out of my lows. Her support has helped me achieve new heights in my career and personal life. I would highly recommend her to anyone. Her vast knowledge and experience is unbeatable!

Name is hidden, 36 years

In three years of therapy with Homa, I've dealt with stress and relationships while also uncovering more about myself. Homa's support in a non-judgmental environment has really helped me grow personally. I'm very thankful for her commitment to my happiness.

Name is hidden, 61 years

I faced severe depression last year for the first time in my life. ... Her guidance helped me to develop a deeper awareness of my mental state and gave me the tools to help myself in the future.

Name is hidden, 46 years

My therapist has been an incredible support, providing a sturdy foundation for my progress. Her flexibility in adopting a logical approach, tailored to my needs, has been essential in guiding my healing journey.

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