Iris Akbar
Pronouns: She/He
Team: Support Services/Management Team
Role: Counsellor/Management Team
Phone: 1.306.665.1224
Iris is originally from Singapore and working at OUTSaskatoon is his dream come true. He was formerly a senior school counsellor and a research psychologist with Singapore General Hospital. He has a BPsychology (Australia), Med of Ed. Psychology (Canada) and School Counselling Dip. (Singapore). He is certified in Choice Theory Reality therapy, and is trained in Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy, several CBT techniques (Trauma-Focused & LGBTQ-Affirmative), Cybercounselling (Level 1) and various mental health issues. Iris is from a mixed heritage background (Malay-Indonesian, Chinese & Arab) and has many hobbies including spending time with his twin toddlers and his cats.