Education and Experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and have been blessed to be conducting therapy for over 15 years. I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology along with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and additional training in Marriage and Family Therapy. Throughout my training I have received training in a vast array of areas within psychology. Specifically, I have been trained in addiction, couples therapy, anger management and mindfulness. I continue to be an eager learner in the fields of both psychology and healing by reading, participating in workshops, seminars and attending different conferences.
I have worked at drug rehabilitation centers for 5 years and worked at a mental hospital for 12 years where I treated patients who have numerous serious mental disorders. I have been fortunate and blessed to see many incredible transformations in my clients throughout all these years which has moved me profoundly. Therefore, I am very passionate about helping people to heal their wounds and problems in order for them to reach their full potential.
I am originally from Iran and moved to the United States by myself 18 years ago. I went through many difficult times and I have always been eager to seek answers and solutions for my healing. Thus, I strongly believe being a therapist for me is a calling. Since I started to understand myself from my early childhood through reflection and studying many books in psychology and spirituality, I have been able to recognize and appreciate my uniqueness. Hence, I have the sense to compassionately guide you through your problems.
I believe in the uniqueness of all human beings. I believe we all have been wounded to some extent as result of our unique circumstances. Therefore, I choose very specific and unique approaches with each of my clients. My theoretical orientation varies from Depth Psychology to Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
I specifically like to incorporate these techniques for my clients depending upon whether it is suitable to their unique qualities and characteristics. Some of these associated techniques include (but are not limited to) Trauma Therapy (SE) , Inner Child work, Dream work, DBT, Meditation and Mindfulness, Gottman Couples Therapy, Imago Relationship Therapy and Communication Skill Training.
I believe life is a journey that has many challenges and having a trustworthy person who has also been working through these challenges for a prolonged period of time is essential for growing and going through this path. I am very confident that I have a gift for helping you to transform yourself and your life to become a better you!
It would be my honor to partake in this incredible journey of transformation with you.
Let me help you
You are a truly unique person and you deserve to be treated in a unique way. Most of my patients rapidly observe the positive changes in their life. Not only will you find resolutions to current challenges in your life, but you can also become the best version of yourself and lead a more purposeful, meaningful life aligned with your highest values!
- Crisis Intervention
- Stress Management
- Anger Management
- Relationship Issues
- Grief & Loss
- Victims of Crime
- Children & Adolescents
- Cross-cultural counseling
What is Marriage and Family Therapy?
A family’s patterns of behavior influences the individual and therefore may need to be a part of the treatment plan. In marriage and family therapy, the unit of treatment isn’t just the person even if only a single person is interviewed it is the set of relationships in which the person is imbedded.
What are the benefits of psychotherapy?
- The first and most important benefit of psychotherapy is to be able to express yourself in a safe, confidential space with a natural expert.
- Coming to therapy is much better that talking to a friend or family member because the therapist provides a non-judgmental space that allows you to feel comfortable and open.
- Since therapy is a one-way relationship, in other words, it is completely focused on your life, you receive the full attention, focus and care without expectations.
What are your fees and payment methods?
Do you accept insurance?
How long is the therapy and can I stay longer in the sessions?
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What should I expect in my first sessions?
You are important to me and I view our time together as sacred. More than a scheduled meeting time, ours is an ongoing relationship.