Ainur Alipkaliyeva, Registered Psychotherapist
Ainur is graduated from the Aktyubinsk State Medical Institute, Kazakhstan, (1989), obtained a degree as a Medical Doctor, and worked as a psychiatrist and psychotherapist for over 20 years. She completed a three-year program at the Moscow Institute of Gestalt and Psychodrama and several courses and training on various therapeutic modalities in Kazakhstan, Russia, the USA and Canada.
Her areas of expertise include: anxiety, depression, panic disorder, OCD, trauma and PTSD, social anxiety, grief, stress, relationship issues, low self-esteem, abuse and sexual concerns. Ainur has more than 20 years of experience working with couples and individuals. She is focused on actual client problems and needs to achieve positive outcomes, such as coping successfully with psychological concerns, relationship difficulties, crises and difficult life circumstances, and effectively dealing with the symptoms of psychological disorders.
Ainur has a medical background (obtained a medical degree outside of Canada), which helps her to properly navigate the best relevant therapy approaches (CBT, Gestalt Therapy, Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Therapy, etc.) and understand the need to integrate various interdisciplinary practices in client care. She provides services in both English and Russian.