The Founder

Dr. Sherry H. Ghorbankhani


She holds a Doctorate Degree in Psychology (PsyD) and has conducted several research studies that have contributed to the field. She is a highly respected psychotherapist, counsellor, author, public speaker, and presenter. She is a passionate advocate for Inquiry-based learning and is dedicated to empowering both youth and adults in various domains where support is needed the most. With an unwavering commitment, she continuously assists individuals, families, and organizations in overcoming diverse challenges, empowering them, and guiding them toward more fulfilling lives. Her therapeutic services are thoughtfully provided in three languages: English, Arabic, and Farsi, all of which she fluently speaks.

For the past 12 years, she has been offering counselling services under the banner of Shining Horizon Counselling. The culmination of her academic journey and passion for supporting others to thrive to the best of their abilities led her to the establishment of the Catalyst Mind Center. This visionary step was taken with the intent to enhance the creation of positive change in the lives of individuals, youth, and adults by challenging their mindsets. The center offers an integrated, holistic approach that combines counselling services and inquiry-based learning under one roof.

 She has conducted several research, including “Narcissus and Echo: Narcissistic Personality Disorder Examined,” which brought to light the complexities of narcissistic personalities and their influence on those around them. Her Doctoral dissertation delved into the Educational, Mental, and Emotional Effects of Delayed Assessment and Educational Alterations for Gifted Students.


Her professional affiliations include being a member of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) as a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) with the designation of Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC).

Dr. Ghorbankhani’s literary contribution, “The Hidden Genius,” is a comprehensive and insightful book that is essential for anyone interested in gifted individuals and an understanding of the unique learning needs of gifted children. Whether you are a parent, teacher, counsellor, or simply someone seeking knowledge and support for a gifted child, this book is a valuable addition to your library. In addition to her group practice, Dr. Ghorbankhani continues to collaborate with a wide array of public and private organizations and projects. Her empathetic approach and ability to establish deep connections with clients have earned her an exceptional reputation. She specializes in various practice areas, encompassing relationships, adaptations, empowerment, giftedness, cross-cultural counselling, anxiety, and depression.

What sets Dr. Ghorbankhani apart from other clinical counsellors is her holistic approach to therapy. She emphasizes the importance of treating individuals rather than merely addressing some of their symptoms. She collaboratively and 
non-judgmentally works with her clients to develop personalized treatment plans that are tailored to their unique needs and goals. Her therapeutic methods are grounded in evidence-based practices while keeping herself informed about the latest research and technique methods used in psychology. She is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which, when necessary, complements her therapeutic work.


As a Registered Clinical Counsellor, most extended health plans will cover clinical private counselling services with Dr. Sherry Ghorbankhani. Note: Coverage may differ depending on your plan and provider.

Rates and Fees

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Group Therapy



Counselling Cancellation Policy

We kindly request that you notify us at least 48 hours in advance if you are unable to attend your scheduled therapy appointment. Failure to do so will result in a charge for the full session’s cost. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in respecting our cancellation policy, which helps us to provide the best possible care to all of our clients.

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