Shahaa Kakar

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC) #2222

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About Shahaa

I often work with people who come to me because they are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, burnt out, fed up or desperate. It can be confusing and lonely when going through life’s struggles – and at times the well-meaning advice of friends and family doesn’t fully get to the root of what needs to be healed.

Whether you are in crisis, or simply ready to change some deep seated patterns that are no longer working for you, it’s a huge step to decide to get professional help. I am here to help and I encourage you to reach out!


Counselling is not a formula. Each person is unique and your healing process is unique too. I work with my clients to chart a path towards healing that works for each individual. I draw on a number of counselling modalities, including Trauma Informed practice, Bowen Family Systems Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Transpersonal Psychology, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness practices. I also draw on my intuition to help get to the root of what is happening for my clients and support them to find their own answers. I will work with you to determine your own goals for therapy, with me as your guide and supporter. 


“The reason that I started counselling was to deal with my depression in young adulthood. I had seen two other counsellors before stumbling across Shahaa’s counselling services 6 months ago and I am so happy that I did! It has been really lovely working with Shahaa, as a counsellor she holds the space to express my emotions and feelings but also is able to challenge my points of view and look at things from a perspective that I hadn’t even thought of before to bring about a lot of awareness within myself. She has been able to help me with depressive thoughts, anxiety, relationship turmoil, career transitions and healing past hurts to move forward with my life. I have gained a lot of insights after each session, learning more and more about myself, how to better manage and deal with my emotions and feelings, and how to let the kindness and love in. I find Shahaa very inspiring as a counsellor with the work she does in the world and I wouldn’t hesitate recommending her to anyone looking for counselling services!”

“Often it’s the things from long ago that affect you in the present day and suddenly, one day, you can’t ignore them anymore. Shahaa has helped me gain clarity and acceptance, gratitude and calm. She is a pleasure to work with, and her insights about the human condition help me accept myself, and my place, in this big, beautiful world.”

“Shahaa is not just “another therapist”, it seems she was born to help people grow. She gets right to the heart of a problem and helps us see that there is always a way out. She is kind and deeply caring. She whole-heartedly connects to people she cares about and really cheers them on as they move forward in life.”

  • Practice Information
    Experienced helping people with:
    • Abuse
    • Anxiety
    • Cultural Issues
    • Depression
    • Family Issues
    • General Emotional Health
    • Grief and Loss
    • Insecurity
    • LGBTQ Issues
    • Life Transitions
    • Parenting Issues
    • Post Partum Depression
    • Self Esteem Issues
    • Suicidality
    • Trauma Issues
    I use the following approaches:
    • Attachment-Based Psychotherapy
    • Client-Centered Psychotherapy
    • Cross Cultural Therapy
    • Family Systems
    • Gestalt
    • Mindfulness
    • Nonviolent Communication
    • Psychodrama
    • Transpersonal Psychology
    • Trauma Informed Counsellling
    Visible Diversity
    • Identifies as Person of Color
    • Member of a Visible Minority
    For members of the Queer community:
    • I Welcome Queer Identity Clients
    • Identifies as Queer

    Shahaa has been in practice for 5 years.

  • Location Information
    Practice Locations
    Breathing Space Counselling
    207 - 2502 St John's Street Port Moody, BC V3H 2B3
    • Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    • Rapid Transit
    • Wheelchair Accessible

    Services offered in English only.

  • Availability & Rates
    Tuesday10:00am - 5:30pm
    Thursday12:00pm - 9:30pm
    Friday10:00am - 5:30pm
    Client Rates
    Individual Therapy$125 / 60min
    Online Therapy$125 / 60min

    Note: If seeking reimbursement from an insurance provider, please check coverage amounts and details with them.

    Payment Options
    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • e-Transfer