Ziv is a psychotherapist working in Edmonton Alberta, also known as amiskwaciwâskahikan on Treaty 6 territory. Ziv's work is focused on supporting individuals and couples working towards a life-expression which is closer to their ideal. In their work to date, this has involved exploring and addressing trauma, grief and loss, gender and sexual identity, and complex mental health issues, such as personality disorder. Their approach is trauma-informed, strengths-based, and person-centered.
Ziv holds the belief that we are all deeply worthy of support in our journey to heal life wounds, develop more helpful coping skills, and create the conditions which will enable us to thrive. In their therapeutic approach, they create a connection with each client to ensure their clients feel safe, seen, supported and cared for. Each journey is personal and unique; with this in mind, they guarantee to tailor their approach, in order to fit individual needs. Their clients develop an enhanced appreciation of themselves as human beings, more in touch with their life pursuits and psychological healing tasks as these relate to their current challenges and a path forward. Clients develop increased problem-solving skills, a stronger ability to communicate with others, and the freedom to shape their lives.
Ziv received a Master's degree in Psychotherapy and Spirituality from St.Stephen's College in Edmonton. They draw on on their training in spiritually-integrated psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Level 1 & 2 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Mindfulness (Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, and Kripalu Centre for Yoga and Health, Massachusetts), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Ziv has also recently received training for effective delivery of online counselling services.
They have written a ground-breaking desk guide for mental health practitioners in Canada to support psychotherapeutic competency when working with transgender and gender non-conforming people. They completed their Master's practicum at The Family Centre of Edmonton, The Pride Centre of Edmonton, and Jewish Family Services of Edmonton.
Ziv is a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and a registered Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC).