Yosra Matar (she/her)
My name is Yosra Matar and I use she/her pronouns. I am a cisgender, neurodivergent woman of colour. I was born in Manama, Bahrain but immigrated to Canada with my family when I was young. I grew up biculturally, and have lived throughout Canada, finally settling in Vancouver in 2015 to pursue my education. During university, I sought out a degree in Psychology with a focus in Interpersonal Development. I am currently completing the final requirements for my Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology to become a Registered Clinical Counsellor.
In addition to my training to be a counsellor, I am also a 200+ hour trauma-informed yoga and meditation guide. I have worked with many diverse folks to heal through movement, breathwork, and meditation. In my free time, I enjoy baking, spending time with animals, and anything outdoors and in nature. Creativity is a passion of mine and I appreciate painting, sculpting, and anything hands-on. Connecting with others and the opportunity to continuously learn bring me joy.
My therapeutic approach is from a multicultural, trauma-informed, and anti-oppressive lens. Within my sessions, I draw on a variety of approaches, such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Person-Centred, and Narrative Therapy, specifically tailored to your needs and interests. My areas of focus include (but are not limited to) working with other BIPOC and neurodivergent folks, as well as navigating trauma, mood disorders, and life transitions.
Our sessions together will be free of judgement and filled with empathy and unconditional positive regard. My wish is to foster a safe and compassionate space to guide you on your healing journey. Transparency about the counselling experience and interventions are important to me, as is your feedback. This means that you are the expert in your own life story, and we will work together to foster your healing.
Healing can come in layers and may take time, but know that you are always deserving of it, no matter what the process has been like for you.
My availability can be found here.
“You can be healing and feel broken at the same time. Healing isn't a destination we reach where we're perfect and at peace all the time. Healing is a journey that involves accepting and embracing ourselves as we break, as we heal, and as we reconstruct.” - Najwa Zebian
Individual Counselling (50 mins): $50 + GST
Individual Counselling (75 mins): $75 + GST
Relationship Counselling (50 mins): $65 + GST
Relationship Counselling (75 mins): $84.50 + GST
Open to couples, families, LGBTQ2S+, and open/polyam/CNM relationships.
Tuesdays: in-person & virtual, 8am to 1pm
Fridays: in-person & virtual, 9am to 3pm
Saturdays: in-person & virtual, 10am to 4pm
Expected Practicum Completion: August 2023
Yosra is unable to accept clients on a sliding scale at this time. If you require a lower fee, please contact us.
Information regarding payment, insurance coverage, and cancellation policies can be found here.