about me

Hi, my name is

Dorsa Sobhani

Clinical Associate, Registered Social Worker

‍Hi there, I'm glad you're here! My name is Dorsa (She/Her), and I'm one of the therapists at Providence.

  • Trauma-Informed Counselling Therapist
  • LENS Neurofeedback Technician
  • EMDR Practitioner
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
Returning from maternity leave March 2024

We all experience difficulties from time to time, and it is critical that we reach out and seek help whenever we need it. If you find yourself on this page, you have taken the courageous step of engaging in an important act of self-care and self-compassion, which you certainly deserve. Creating a safe, welcoming, and empowering space is my goal, and I hope that it will assist you in feeling better and utilizing the strengths you already possess more effectively.

I am a registered social worker and counseling therapist. I received my Clinical Social Work Master’s Degree from the University of Toronto. I also completed my clinical practicum work at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada's largest mental health facility. Throughout the years, I have worked in a variety of roles as a counselor, therapist, and social worker in both non-profit and healthcare settings and have worked with hundreds of clients.


I take a person-centered approach that believes in individual strength and provide a non-judgmental, nurturing environment that is essential in establishing a trusting therapeutic relationship. I encourage you and listen compassionately and at times I challenge you when it seems to me that you can use it.

I see therapy as a collaborative dialogue, and I believe that it is important to create a safe environment for my clients to engage in this dialogue in an empowering way. This safety can help us unpack unprocessed thoughts and emotions that might be the root of your anxiety, stress, unhealthy patterns of behavior, and more.

As a clinician, I hold a breadth of experience working with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, addiction, personality disorders, and psychosis-based mental illnesses. I also have specific experience working with diverse populations such as the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and new immigrants to Canada.

I use a variety of therapy methods such as..
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with special certification to use CBT for trauma
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • I am also a LENS Neurofeedback practitioner

On a personal level, being out in nature, hiking, being physically active, and traveling are some of my favorite things to do. Aside from that, I enjoy learning new things, and I am currently learning to play the Daf, a traditional cultural frame drum from the middle east.

The most beautiful aspect of my profession is getting to know so many different people and learning from their experiences and resilience. I believe that everyone has unique beauty within them, and I can’t wait to meet yours. It would be an honor to support you on your journey.