Read more about our practitioners

IFS Practitioner, 

Well-Being Coach, 


IFS Practitioner, 

Psychology PhD Scholar, McGill University

Hooman Lover

How is our approach different from traditional psychotherapy?

Our approach is influenced by a combination of formal training, informal learning, personal practice, and our lived experiences. We incorporate multiple healing modalities in our therapeutic engagements. Click on the images below to read more about each one: 

IFS therapy is based on two core principles : the recognition that an individual is made up of multiple inner personalities or "parts", and that these "parts" are lead by a central "Self" which serves as an innate healing resource. The relationships between parts and the Self impact an individual’s psychic balance. When parts become antagonistic with each other and lack connection to the Self, one experiences inner turmoil. The goal of IFS therapy is to help parts release burdens they carry, and create harmony between them, by harnessing the calm and compassionate presence of the Self.

Vipassana is the meditation technique discovered by Gautama Buddha, more than 2500 years ago. It is based on an intuitive and experiential understanding of the mind-body phenomenon. The practice of Vipassana rests on two principles - mindfulness and equanimity. The goal is to train the mind to abide by these principles in every moment. As Vipassana meditators we have completed silent meditation retreats and maintain a regular practice. Vippassana is a core part of our being. In sessions, we draw upon lessons from our practice, and enable clients to cultivate mindfulness and equanimity in their lives.

Psychedelic medicines, especially serotonergic plant psychedelics with a long history of ceremonial use, are powerful agents of emotional, psychological and spiritual healing. They have been known to ancient cultures around the world for thousands of years. By working with these plant teachers for two decades, we acquired valuable lessons about ourselves, reality and spirituality. In our therapeutic practice, we draw upon insights gained from these plant teachers on the dynamics of mind, the phenomenon of consciousness, the nature of the ego, and how they impact our psychological and spiritual health.

Improvisation, or Improv, is a form of live theatre in which all the aspects of the performance - plot, characters, dialogue, scene or story - are created on the spot. Improv performance is designed to make players be wholly open to any situation, be authentic in their responses and remain fully present in the moment. Applied Improv refers to the use of these principles in non-theatrical settings. Use of applied Improv in therapeutic practice is a novel approach that fosters openness and radical acceptance among participants. As Improv practitioners since 2015, we have been part of multiple shows and workshops. In our therapeutic practice, we use Improv principles, as appropriate, to nurture authenticity and presence during sessions.