Bari Emam - Burnaby Counsellor

Bari Emam, MA, MC, RCC



  • BGS, UFV
  • MA, UFV
  • MC, City U

Healing Focus

  • Post Traumatic Growth
  • Family Systems
  • Couples / Relationships
  • Stress Management
  • Anxiety Reduction
  • Grief and Loss


I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BCACC (British Columbia Association of Clinical Counselors) specializing in post-traumatic growth, family systems, couples, and helping clients regulate their nervous system caused by a variety of life circumstances. I use the principles of attachment, polyvagal theory, and somatic experiencing as well as other therapeutic modalities. I have worked with youth, adults, families, and couples helping them process their emotions, identify issues which cause disharmony in their lives and uncover their inner strength to restore a sense of harmony and flow in their life. 

I was a police officer for 20 years where I became exposed to some of the most challenging human conditions in our society including over 100 homicide investigations. I held various roles and received 15 different awards for my service to various communities. My wife of 20 years and I are also parents to three young and very energetic children. 

Now in the healing profession, I believe that we all have the potential to experience a joyful and prosperous existence no matter what life throws at us. I use a trauma informed and strength-based approach to assist my clients with finding emotional safety in the world, rise above life’s existential challenges, and live their best lives.