Dr. Taravat Ostovar

We Live What We Teach

Dr. Taravat Ostovar, R.Psych.

Dr. Taravat Ostovar is a registered psychologist in good standing the Province of British Colombia (#2544) and a registered psychologist in good standing in the Northwest Territories (#2250-64642). She received her Doctorate degree in Psychology from California Southern University, Master of Science degree from McGill University, and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia. Dr. Ostovar also received a certificate in Emerging Managers Leadership Development Program from the University of Alberta.

Dr. Ostovar has worked in a variety of clinical and health care settings including primary care clinic, outpatient community mental health clinic, inpatient hospital, rehabilitation centres, teaching, research, and consulting in both Southern Canada (BC, Alberta, and Quebec) and Northern Canada (NWT and NU) for the past 16 years. She has worked with individuals, multidisciplinary teams, schools and organizations for a wide range of mental health assessments, therapeutic interventions and treatments, group and parental workshops, presentations, and clinical case consultations.

Dr. Ostovar provides clinical consultation, supervision to interns and supervisees, assessment, and scientifically supported treatments to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families, and has experience with a wide range of concerns and psychosocial conditions. She helps individuals struggling with a variety of psychological problems including anxiety and panic, attachment problems, stress and trauma related disorders, chronic pain, depression, parenting difficulties, relationship and marital problems, problematic personality patterns, self-harm behaviour, suicidal ideation, grief and bereavement, interpersonal difficulties, emotion regulation difficulties, and adjustment issues.

Dr. Ostovar is a strong believer that everyone has an inherent ability to thrive, heal and grow, regardless of the illness and life challenges. She believes that people are worthy and have the capacity and inner resources to grow and change towards their higher purpose. Dr. Ostovar’s approach is wholistic, evidence-based, client-centred, compassionate and based on creating and maintaining a calm, supportive, respectful and safe environment and drawing on a variety of therapeutic approaches to best suit each individual's/ couple's needs. These approaches offer clients the opportunity to explore their emotions, thoughts, actions, and new ways of being and doing. She welcomes clients from all cultures, ethnicities, religious and spiritual beliefs, gender identities and sexual orientations.

In her spare time, Dr. Taravat Ostovar volunteers her time by helping various friendship and community building activities in her neighbourhood. She also enjoys ongoing learning and wellness activities, being in the nature and spending quality time with friends and her family.

Dr. Ostovar’s clinical work is informed by the following therapeutic approaches:

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Gottman method for Marriage and Couple Therapy

Emotional Focused Family Therapy

Trauma and Attachment Sensory Focused Therapy

Pain Management

Mindfulness and Stress Inoculation Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Prolonged Exposure Therapy


Motivational Interviewing and Behaviour Modification

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) *

Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)

Children Play Therapy

Logotherapy, Compassion, and Positive Psychology

*Please note Dr. Ostovar only offers DBT-informed therapy and does not provide treatment to clients in our comprehensive DBT program.

Dr. Ostovar is accepting new clients at this time. If you are interested in making an appointment with her, please go to her online booking page. You can also send us an email (info@wisemindcentre.com) to inquire about her availability or scope of practice.

"Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward. "

C.S. Lewis