Arvin Puyan, RSW, RP(qualifying)


EMDR Trainer

About Me

My area of practice is on relationship and marital issues, trauma, posttraumatic and personality disorders. In addition to English, I am fluent in Farsi and Kurdish. This blended cultural background paired up with my personal curiosity has led me to develop a critical attitude towards traditional social norms and accept new and emerging customs. I believe this approach is essential for embracing clients from different cultural backgrounds and interaction with them from a non-judgmental and empowering perspective. I believe understanding and respecting client’s unique cultural values and being aware of our own biases are vital ingredients for creating a supportive environment for the client to bring about positive change.

Education & Experience

Master of Arts & Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Canadian Association of Marriage & Family Therapy Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Couples
  • Families
  • LGBTQ+
  • Residential Treatment Facility
  • Veterans/Military


  • Farsi