I am an Iranian-American clinical psychologist, licensed in the state of California and an internationally Certified EMDR Therapist. In clinical practice, I attentively and humbly provide competent and ethical mental health consultations to English and Farsi speaking clients. I am forever thankful to many outstanding teachers, clinicians, faculties and researchers at the University of California Los Angeles, the California Institute of Integral Studies, and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
In 2008, my field training began at the View Heights Convalescent Psychiatric Hospital in Los Angeles. I learned a lot about mental illness there—and about aging, loss and death. Next, my passion for education led me to work at the Orange Coast College Student Health Center in Costa Mesa; here I learned about the myriad diverse challenges facing young adults in today’s world. Intensive trainings at this position piqued my interests in brain-based interventions, such as biofeedback and clinical hypnosis. In 2013, I transitioned to private clinic settings where I received additional trainings and supervisions. Three years later, I opened my private practice in Orange County and Los Angeles, where I provide individual, couple, and group psychotherapy to adults of all ages. My specialties include helping people who struggle to feel calm and content in their own minds and bodies, who struggle to manage interpersonal relationships and conflicting social roles, and who are haunted by difficult memories.
My passion for recovery from emotional scars is rooted in my own childhood in post-revolution Iran. Seeking therapy in order to heal from my own pain, my vision was opened to the vastness of human potential in cultivating inner peace, self-acceptance and strength. It became my life’s mission to serve people from diverse backgrounds on their path towards greater health. In 2014, I created a comprehensive bilingual relaxation program to help people like me. This program has received high accolades from users across the globe, as well as clinical agencies including the multicultural programs sponsored by the County of Orange Department of Mental Health.
Witnessing clients transform their lives is indeed for me the deepest joy, and truly believe it is through such transformations that we can heal our word. For my own self-care I immerse myself in yoga, music, singing, and nature of course! I am honored to do this work :)
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