About Us

Welcome to MiddlePeace Counselling

MiddlePeace counselling Clinic offers numerous culturally sensitive and trauma-informed based programs. We do appreciate and recognize the many ways people could be impacted by any sort of trauma.

We do keep in mind that our clients, whether Farsi speaking or from any ethnicity, use culturally-based coping skills that needs to be understood.
In my clinic we offer:
  • Individual Clinical Counselling (based on appointments)
  • Family therapy (based on appointments)
  • Couple therapy (based on appointments)
  • Support group for parents with children affected by autism (seasonal)
  • Effective Parenting Group for all parents (biweekly)
  • Stress Management and Anger Management Webinars (already being offered)
  • Brain Empowering and Mindfulness Webinars (upcoming)
  • Support group for Youth (seasonal)
  • Support group for Caregivers  dealing with physical or mental health issues of their loved ones (seasonal)
  • Grief and Loss Support Groups (seasonal).
Please find some of our posters in the attachment.
Should you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Regards,
Poran Poregbal, MA., RSW., RCC.
Registered Clinical Counsellor and Registered Social Worker
Outpatient Psychiatry (VGH)

Who We Are

Poran Poregbal

Clinical Counsellor and Psychotherapist, CEO and Founder

Since 1994 (in Sweden – Stockholm), Poran has held several multidisciplinary positions as a social worker, victim support worker, family therapist, and clinical counsellor. Since 2001 (In Canada- Vancouver) Poran has been serving individuals, families, couples, and groups through the clinical and psycho-educational work she uses in her practice. Poran has worked for Government agencies, non-profit associations, and her private clinical counselling office. Currently she runs her private practice while she works as a Group therapist and associate therapist at the Vancouver General Hospital. Poran has a professional background and extensive training in the field of Counselling Psychology and she is trauma based. Upon graduating from Adler’s School of Professional Counselling in 2008, Poran founded GV Counselling and Education Society, following her long-time passion for providing quality mental health care services to Farsi Speaking communities. Poran offers clinical supervision to professionals in her community. In addition, Poran is an associate therapist for British Columbia Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse since 2004. Poran’s clinical orientation is mainly trauma and PTSD. She works with survivors of sexual abuse, child abuse, domestic violence, anxiety, stress, and grief and loss. She is two times Award Recipient from B.C. Association Clinical Counsellors (2011 and 2014), and Award Recipient from West Vancouver Community Awards for Health, Wellness and Activity (2014). Working towards inner peace requires hard work- involving facing our internal fears, weaknesses, and emotional turbulence.

Samira Gholami

Samira Gholami

Mental Health Worker and Group Facilitator

Anahita Kaviani

Anahita Kaviani

Program and Operation Manager

Anahita Kaviani D. got her M.A. degree in Education (major), Social Psychology and New German Literature in 2006 from the Ruhr-University in Bochum (Germany). After graduation, she has worked and volunteered in different fields till present. Her start was with the YMCA Youth café in Germany, which she co- facilitated and after moving to Canada (Vancouver) in 2008, she started to volunteer in Collingwood Neighborhood House in 2010 and since 2011, she is working in different Programs, e.g. Infant/Toddlers, Preschool, After School Care Programs to mention a few. Anahita has her Responsible Adult Certificate and she also participated in Professional Development Days that were offered. In addition, Anahita attended a Work Ready Program and volunteered in different areas, e.g. as Ambassador in Surrey City Hall, as Front Desk Person in Richmond Multicultural Community Services Centre and amongst many other things, Anahita Kaviani D. volunteered also in G.V. Counselling and Education Program in 2016 which also was the start of the co-work with Mrs. Poran Poregbal (Middlepeace Counselling) till present.