Sara Keshavarzi

Ph.D. Intern, Clinical Psychology

I am a Ph.D. Intern at the Kanata Psychology and Counselling Centre, providing intervention and assessments to children, adolescents, and adults under the supervision of Dr. Rebecca Moore and Dr. Laura Hanson. I have obtained my master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and I am currently completing my doctorate from the University of Windsor.
When providing client care, I adopt an integrative client centered approach that includes Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. I have provided psychological services, including assessments and therapy, in various settings, including hospital, community mental health, private practice, and school board settings. I have worked with a variety of client populations, including children and adults to provide treatment for anxiety, depression, personality disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder, minority and multicultural issues, adjustment issues, lifestyle changes, and complex trauma.


I also have experience working with diverse populations both clinically and in a research capacity. My doctoral research has explored challenges associated with the refugee experience, specifically with regards to the processes of stress, coping, religiosity, acculturation and ethnic identity development.