Belal Zia

Belal Zia, M.A.


Mr. Zia is a therapist who works with adults and adolescents using an integrated style built on trust, empathy, and understanding. Utilizing empirically supported treatments, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Humanistic Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Mr. Zia works collaboratively with clients to meet their unique treatment needs and preferences. Mr. Zia is also available to provide psychoeducational and diagnostic assessments with adults and adolescents.

Mr. Zia is currently working toward completion of his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manitoba where he completed his M.A. He is also a research intern in Stanford University’s School of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate degree at Western University in London, ON. Mr. Zia is a Canada-Vanier Scholar whose streams of research include 1) improving access to treatment for ethnic and religious minority patients, 2) aging and mental health, and 3) suicide prevention and intervention. Mr. Zia has clinical experience with psychological assessment and in treating various mental health concerns including mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorders, and suicide. Mr. Zia is also able to offer treatment for issues related to identity/ diversity. Mr. Zia’s previous experience includes work in community mental health and private practice settings.