Ms. Ola Abugharbiyeh, MA, MACP, RCC


EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

Ola is a believer in the resiliency of the human spirit. She prides herself to walk alongside her clients and collaborate with them to alleviate the pain, hold hope, and motivate healing and progress during life challenges, losses and pain. She specializes in trauma therapy and relationships counselling. She is in private practice in the /Burnaby Lower Mainland/ BC

Education & Experience

Ola is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors BCACC. Ola brings in over two decades of experience in the fields of mentoring, supervision and clinical counselling. She is a lifelong learner; she holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, and a Master’s in Human Rights and Education. Ola is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) - a form of psychotherapy to help trauma survivors process their troubling memories and beliefs. She also practices Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples - to identify their unconscious needs that cause arguments and discomfort. She is also trained in Satir Transformational Therapy, and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP). Both modalities are based on the innate, hard-wired and recoverable healing capacities of humans. Ola is also trained in motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, clinical hypnotherapy and sand tray techniques. Experienced in: • Trauma therapy (childhood and adulthood) • Relationships, discord and reconciliation • Life crises and transitions • Anxiety, depression, BPD and obsessions • Sexuality and unresolved emotions • Attachment issues • Couples: Emotional and sexual Intimacy and infidelity • Family Conflict Resolution: divorce, preservation and reunification • Grief and Loss • Immigration, settlement, and racial or ethnic intergenerational trauma • Identity Crisis, Self Esteem and boundaries :

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

BCACC EMDR Canada Satir Institute of the Pacific

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Couples
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved


  • Arabic
  • English