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Who We Are

Parivash Kalantari

Lead therapist and founder

Why Parivash Kalantari

A caring and supportive therapist, trusted by local doctors and professionals, wanting to make an impact.

A member of the College of Social Work and Social Service Workers, Parivash Kalantari is a certified Solution-Focused therapist trained in CBT and Narrative therapy. She has more than 10 years of clinical experience working with children, youth, couples, adults, and families. In Canada, Parivash has worked as a school settlement worker helping newcomer children, youth, and families to adapt to the new system for 4 years. Likewise, she worked as a child and family therapist at the York Centre for Children, Youth, and Families for child and family therapist for 3 years. She has also worked as a school social worker for Durham District School Board and York Region District School Board, helping elementary and high school students overcome their emotional challenges. Parivash is the founder of Optimum Counselling Centre Inc and here to help you lead the life you want to live.


Our Mission & Vision

Provide Care to Those in Need

We strive to provide the support needed by our community and those struggling on a day-to-day basis. Whether it is to help overcome issues with anxiety, traumatic experiences, negative thought patterns, or countless other difficult circumstances, we are here to help.


Our educational and thoughtful approach means we offer information and aim to teach concepts important for your progress. We value our credibility and your trust highly. Therefore, it is important for us to provide sources and learning opportunities so that you know where we are coming from and develop a better understanding of the truth.

Empower You With Necessary Tools and Strategies

Through online courses, counselling, seminars, and group sessions, we aim to help you on your journey in the ways that work best for your situation. Ultimately, gaining the tools you need to succeed for years to come.

Create a Comfortable and Welcoming Environment

A healthy environment is a crucial step in anyones journey. With both online and in-person counselling, receive your support in the environment you feel most comfortable in.

Offering Online Courses

Learn how to take control of your thoughts and behaviours through the interactive courses we are publishing on the popular learning platform SkillShare. Enrol and enjoy our programs and class projects at no cost by trying out Skillshare with a 1 month free trial you can cancel at any time. Add to your tool box and take control today!

Want to work with us?

Do you have clients you want to refer or want to develop professional partnerships and collaborations? Contact us with your ideas and we'll work from there.