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Calgary Psychologist - Dr. Raheleh Tarani, Provisional R. Psych

Psychologist Calgary Dr. Raheleh Tarani

As a compassionate and seasoned mental health expert with nearly twenty years of experience, I am dedicated to empowering my clients in their pursuit of well-being and recovery. I am a Registered Provisional Calgary Psychologist. I’ve worked and studied across diverse cultural contexts in Iran, India, and North America, gaining a profound understanding of human diverse experiences.

My approach to therapy is client-centered, evidence-based, and trauma-informed. I specialize in addressing a wide range of challenges, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, OCPD, trauma-related disorders such as PTSD, and neurodiversity encompassing conditions like autism, ADHD and learning disabilities.

I offer therapy sessions both in-person and online, providing services in a variety of languages including Farsi (Persian), Turkish, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, and basic Japanese to ensures that you can engage comfortably in sessions tailored to your preferences and needs, even accommodating weekends and evenings. My goal is to support you in forging new pathways for lasting change and enhanced well-being.

Let’s embark on this transformative journey together.





Raheleh's Background:

My journey as a mental health professional spans nearly two transformative decades, encompassing diverse landscapes from Iran, Japan, India, to North America. This journey has granted me a unique vantage point to witness the profound impact of psychology on personal growth, the journey to overcome obstacles, and the discovery of inner peace amidst chaos.

My academic pursuit culminated in a PhD degree in Psychology, complemented by graduate degrees (MA and MSc) from esteemed institutions in India and the USA. Additionally, I hold an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Iran, along with a postgraduate degree in Guidance and Counseling and two mental health-related certificate degrees. This academic foundation is a testament to my commitment to a multifaceted approach.

Throughout my professional tenure, particularly since my move to Canada in 2007, I’ve actively embraced diverse opportunities for growth. Notable among these are immersive training experiences under renowned figures like Dr. David Burns, where I delved into Advanced Applications of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Guided by Dr. Bruce Perry’s insights, I embarked on a transformative journey exploring The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) for Trauma, enriching my holistic therapeutic approach.

My therapeutic palette is expansive and dynamic, incorporating modalities like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and innovative neurofeedback techniques. Equally comfortable in the realm of expressive therapies, I employ Art and Play Therapy to nurture emotional exploration and growth.

Beyond the practice realm, I’ve actively contributed by presenting research papers at national and international conferences, advancing the discourse on mental health. My journey finds further enrichment through collaborations with multidisciplinary teams and unwavering support for families of children with special needs.

I extend an invitation to embark on a transformative journey towards well-being with me.


Dr. Raheleh Tarani

Psychological Services

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy
  • Attachment-based therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Compassion-focused therapy
  • Culturally sensitive therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Emotionally focused therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Family counselling
  • Family systems therapy
  • Feminist therapy
  • Group counselling
  • Humanistic therapy
  • Integrative therapy
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy
  • Marriage and family therapy
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
  • Multicultural therapy
  • Parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT)
  • Person-centered therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychological therapy
  • Relational therapy
  • Relationship counselling
  • Solution-focused brief therapy
  • Strength-based therapy
  • Structural family therapy
  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy

More Services

  • Applied behavior analysis
  • Art therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Cognitive processing therapy
  • Cognitive stimulation therapy
  • Exposure and response prevention
  • Music therapy
  • Neurofeedback
  • Positive psychology
  • Teen mental health
  • Therapeutic intervention

Psychological Conditions

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Adoption
  • Aging
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial personality disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Binge eating disorder (eating disorders)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Image
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Bullying
  • Chronic Pain or Illness
  • Codependency
  • Communication
  • Compulsive gambling
  • Conduct Disorder (CD)
  • Conversion disorder
  • Delirium
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse or Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating disorders
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Excoriation disorder
  • Family planning
  • Fears / Phobias
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Geriatric Counselling
  • Grief, loss, bereavement
  • Histrionic personality disorder
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Infertility or Adoption
  • Infidelity
  • Insomnia
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Loneliness
  • Medical Detox
  • Mental Disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Munchausen syndrome by proxy
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive- Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Panic disorder
  • Paranoid personality disorder
  • Parenting
  • Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymic Disorder)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Postpartum depression
  • Post-traumatic stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Psychosis
  • Quiet Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Racial Identity
  • Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria
  • Relationship Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-harming or suicidal behavior
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Isolation
  • Somatic symptom disorder
  • Spirituality
  • Stopping Smoking
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Suicide
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Trauma
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Women’s Issues
  • Workplace stress

Psychologist And Counselling Services in Calgary

We provide a diverse array of counseling and assessment services tailored to meet the unique needs of individuals, couples, and families. From family counseling aimed at improving communication and resolving conflicts to specialized assessments like psychoeducational evaluations and ADHD testing, we offer comprehensive support to address a wide range of mental health concerns. Our team of experienced therapists is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment where clients of all ages and backgrounds can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Whether you’re seeking individual therapy, couples counseling, or support for your child or teen, we are here to help. We also offer convenient options such as in-person sessions and virtual counseling, ensuring accessibility and flexibility for our clients. Whatever challenges you may be facing, we are committed to guiding you towards healing, growth, and greater well-being.