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Mr. Eldar Eftekhari

B.Sc., M.A.

I am a fifth-year Ph.D. student in the clinical psychology program at the University of Ottawa. I offer psychodiagnostic assessments and evidence-based treatment interventions within both group and individual modes of therapy. My therapeutic style is warm, collaborative and strength focused. My primary approach is integrative, using elements from various therapeutic modalities, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), emotion-focused therapy (EFT), and psychodynamic therapy. I have previously completed practicum placements at the Centre for Psychological Services and Research (CPSR), The Ottawa Hospital (TOH), the Ottawa Institute of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (OICBT), the Child, Adolescent and Family Centre of Ottawa (CAFCO), and the Royal.

Other Professional Contributions

Adversarial growth refers to a person’s ability to grow and develop because of emerging from significant life adversities and traumatic experiences. Self-efficacy is a term used for identifying one’s self-perceived ability to effectively cope with and manage the difficulties and challenges that arise due to significant adversity. My research focuses on how various factors influence adversarial growth, and especially how increasing self-efficacy can assist vulnerable individuals in growing after adversity.  


  • Ph. D Student in clinical psychology – University of Ottawa (2019- present)
  • B.A. Social-Personality psychology – York University (2012-2015)
  • B.Sc. (Honours) – York University (2008-2012)

Clinical Services for Adults, 18-65 years

  • Structured and semi-structured psycho-diagnostic assessments
  • Anxiety disorders (generalized, social anxiety, etc.)
  • Depressive disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders
  • Trauma- and stressor- related disorders
  • Adult ADHD Therapy