Education and Training
Nikoo provides assessment and psychotherapy to individuals dealing with a wide range of concerns that include depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, issues around sexuality, life transitions, low self-esteem, emotional dysregulation, stress management, and relationship and family issues. Additionally, she trained in providing assessments for more complex issues that include psychosis, personality disorders, and behavioural problems.
Nikoo is presently completing her doctoral research with Dr. Jeanne Watson at OISE within the area of Emotion-Focused Therapy. Nikoo’s prior research examined the role of perfectionism and emotional dysregulation in anxiety disorders. For her dissertation she is examining the role of early attachment memories on generalized anxiety disorder.
Nikoo practices from an integrative framework, drawing from various therapeutic approaches (e.g., relational, psychodynamic, person-centred, cognitive-behavioural, and emotion-focused) as they best apply to the client’s needs. Through working with populations across diverse cultural, racial, sexual, religious, and economic backgrounds, she has an awareness of how various cultural and social issues affect an individual’s experience.
Nikoo identifies as first-generation Canadian. She was born in Iran, and has spent her life in Iran and Canada. She completed her undergraduate studies in psychology in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and subsequently moved to Toronto to pursue graduate studies. Having moved from an eastern to a western country, she has a deep understanding of the challenges that first-generation immigrants and their families encounter. This informs her psychotherapeutic work with clients.
Nikoo provides services in English and Farsi.
Ontario Psychological Association (OPA)
Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)