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Dr. Zaven Mangassarian (he/him)

“I enjoy taking the time to truly understand people‚Äôs stories, strengths, and challenges; integrating a variety of therapeutic approaches; and seeing people gradually develop self-compassion and move towards more personally meaningful lives.”

Clinical Interests: Mental Health

Identifies as: Armenian

Languages Spoken: English, Western Armenian

OH Region: West Region (ESC, SW, WW, HNHB)

Preferred Communication Method: Video conferencing

Practice Model: GP Focused Practice

Biography

Dr. Mangassarian provides trauma-informed, neurodiversity-affirming psychotherapy, both in-person and virtually. He draws from various mindfulness-based approaches, including ACT. He is particularly interested in late-identified innate neurodivergence, including autism and ADHD. He collaborates with other mental health professionals, including non-medical psychotherapists.

He is of Armenian heritage and lived in three Arab countries before moving to Canada. He studied Engineering and Medicine at the University of Toronto and completed Family Medicine Residency at the University of Calgary. After a period of full scope family medicine practice, he found his passion in a focused practice in psychotherapy. He balances his work with other activities, including spending time with his family, connecting with his heritage, being outdoors, listening to music, and making wheel-thrown pottery.

Communities Served

Dr. Mangassarian serves a diverse population, ranging from university students to retired adults. Many of the people he works with are neurodivergent, with a history of adverse experiences, marginalization, and co-occurring mental health and medical conditions.

OCFP Programs

Peer Connect

Clinical Interests

Mental Health