Dr. Shahar Rabi

Psychotherapist &

Life Coach

I am currently not seeing any new clients. 

"Shahar is one of the more brilliant and creative people I have ever met, and I have met some brilliant and creative people. Having had the opportunity to spend significant time with him over several years I have been impressed by his powerful presence that is significantly integrated with an enormous intelligence and ability to sense the other and the world. I recommend him unconditionally as a psychotherapist and an inner guide."

- Dr. Avraham Coehn, Ph.D, R.C.C





My approach to therapy is about being together in a functional relationship – like a training ground for all the other relationships in your life - where you can learn how to become a stronger person with a deeper perspective on everything you need to deal with on a daily basis. You will come out of our relationship with proven strategies and evidence based coping skills to deal with your life’s challenges. I want it to work for you. For you to see real results! This is why I only work with only a few clients at a time I can provide the best care— Personal, professional & effective. 

Money back guarantee

No questions asked

Change can't happened without trust and and a deep sense of safety. If after our first session you are not excited about working together, I will refund your money and not charge you for the initial session. 


Client Love

The work we have done together has changed me so much. I came feeling broken and I feel so alive and present. Thank you! 

Words can't describe just how close I hold you in my heart. I can honestly, and sincerely say that you saved my life. You are gentle. You are honest. You are kind. You are important. And as I have said before - you make a difference.

Shahar brings a mindful perspective that my actions will create my positive change. Shahar not only listened; he introduced practical ways to grow in courageous learning and be more loving towards myself and in turn, others.



Shahar Rabi, Ph.D., is a registered Clinical Counsellor and adjunct Professor of Counselling Psychology at Alder University and a published author. He formerly served as the Program Director of the Orchard Recovery Centre on Bowen Island, with years of experience in treating trauma, addiction, depression, and anxiety. He is also the Co-Founder and Director of Education for the New Earth Institute in Vancouver. His academic research has been mainly focused on mindfulness and body-centred interventions as means for well-being, connection, and growth. His therapeutic orientations include: mindfulness-inspired psychotherapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), EMDR, solution-focused therapy, existential therapy, narrative therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, archetypal therapy, and embodiment work, where he addresses issues such as grief and loss, trauma, pain management, spiritual and/or emotional crises, and personal development. Shahar believes that counselling should provide a healing space for his clients to explore the feelings, thoughts, behaviours, and relationships that cause difficulties in their lives. For his work with disadvantaged soldiers, he earned a Certificate of Excellence from the President of Israel. Shahar also has a broad spectrum of work experience as a choreographer, philosophy teacher, yoga teacher, meditation instructor, and even a clown. He brings his knowledge from all of these fields to his work with students and clients. As a meditation instructor, he draws on years of study and practice with prominent non-dual teachers from various traditions at monasteries in India, Nepal, and Thailand.

Academic Background: 

  • Ph.D.—Explored integrative approaches to addiction recovery and created a new model for recovery titled ‘integrative recovery model’.

  • M.A. in Clinical Counselling—Focused on mindfulness based modalities in mental heath.

  • M.A. in Education—Dedicated to improving people's sense of coherence.

  • Published author (2019)— Spiritual Misfits: Collaboration and Belonging in a divisive world 


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