Danial Asadolahi

Danial Asadolahi
Danial Asadolahi

Danial Asadolahi

Doctoral Candidate

My goal as a mental health professional is to help individuals overcome their psychological difficulties and live healthier, happier lives. At Bloom Psychology Clinic, I provide psychotherapeutic and psychological assessment services to adults and adolescents (ages 16-19). In the area of psychotherapy, I am happy to work with individuals experiencing low mood, anxiety, anger, substance abuse, and relationship problems, among other difficulties. In the area of psychological assessment, I can offer psychoeducational, diagnostic, and personality assessment services.

To provide further information on my psychotherapeutic and assessment approaches, I would describe these approaches as evidence-based (informed by scientific research), strengths-based (mindful of clients’ areas of strength and guiding clients to utilize these strengths), person-centered (focused on the person as a whole, not just their difficulties), and humanistic (based on the belief that every person has an inherent capacity to heal and grow).

The therapeutic perspective from which I work is called Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy. According to this perspective, all human beings have beliefs and thoughts that shape their perception of themselves, other people, and life/the world. We acquire these beliefs and thoughts in a number of ways, including from our caregivers during development and by forming these beliefs and thoughts ourselves through our life experiences. Some of these thoughts and beliefs are helpful to our psychological well-being and achieving our goals in life; others are not, and it is this latter group of thoughts and beliefs that can contribute to various mental health difficulties. One’s mental health is not only positively and negatively affected by thoughts and beliefs (psychological factors), but also by biological and social factors. In therapy sessions, I work collaboratively with clients to a) uncover and change their unhelpful beliefs and thoughts, b) provide them with behavioural and problem-solving strategies for addressing problems related to psychological, biological, and social factors, and c) help clients access and use any personal strengths and relevant community resources.

With regards to my education and training, my Bachelor’s and Master’s-level work was in psychology, and I am currently working towards obtaining my doctoral degree in clinical psychology as a student in the PsyD program at Adler University (Vancouver Campus). As part of my clinical psychological training experiences thus far, I have completed multiple practicums in the areas of psychotherapy and psychological assessment. I have also researched and written several psychological articles that have been published in BC Psychologist, the peer-reviewed journal of the British Columbia Psychological Association (BCPA).

Special Interests:

Mental Health Issues:

  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • OCD
  • Psychosis
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Agoraphobia
  • Panic Attacks
  • Histrionic Personality Disorder
  • Stress
  • Dissociation
  • Self Esteem and Confidence
  • Social Anxiety
  • Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia)
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Burnout
  • Anger Management
  • Avoidant Personality Disorder
  • Addiction
  • Complex PTSD
  • Trichotillomania
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Phobias
  • Chronic Pain
  • Somatic Symptom Disorder

Relationship Issues:

  • Gaslighting
  • Empathy
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Codependence
  • Bullying
  • Infidelity
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Boundaries
  • Stonewalling
  • Intimacy
  • Vulnerability
  • Criticism
  • Parenting

Developmental Issues:

  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • FAS (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome)
  • Executive Functioning
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Global Developmental Delay
  • Self-Regulation
  • Tantrums
  • Giftedness

Psychotherapy:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Couples Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

Psychological Assessment:

  • Psychoeducational Assessment
  • Diagnostic Assessment
  • Personality Assessment

Age:

  • Adults
  • Adolescents (16-19)

Insurance:

  • Extended Healthcare Benefits
  • Ministry of Child and Family Services (MCFD) – Autism Funding
  • Physicians Health Program (PHP)