My work with clients is individualized, never cookie-cutter or one-size-fits-all. I respect and work within the context of the individuality of my client’s experiences, outlook, thought-processes, emotional triggers, values, and goals.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Hypnotherapist and have been working in the field of therapy since 1999. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults up to age 80, across a wide range of socio-economic strata. I have helped people with a variety of challenges from depression, anxiety, phobias, behavioral issues, addictions, severe mental illness, and developmentally disabilities, as well as having extensive experience and training working with families.
In the first visit, I work to get a clear picture of my client’s issues, needs, strengths, and weaknesses. I look for relational, situational, as well as internal, influences affecting the client. I tend to see my clients as complex individuals rather than simplified, textbook diagnoses
I use a genuine, compassionate, eclectic, clinical approach in helping the client according to their individual needs and motivations, focusing towards solutions. I also have extensive training in hypnotherapy, direct and indirect, as well as being a certified Master of Therapeutic Imagery.
My experience as an immigrant, raised in this country from early youth, has also given me insight into the complexities inherent in a multi-cultural existence and has made me more aware of diversity challenges in this society. I also speak Farsi.
My office is handicapped accessible with a separate waiting area. Also, I am available evenings.
I have worked effectively with:
- Panic Disorder
- Behavioral Issues
- Family Issues
- Conduct/Defiant Disorders
- Bipolar Disorders
- Alcohol/Substance Abuse Recovery
- Cultural/Ethnic Issues
- Developmental Disorders
- Military/Veterans Issues
Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology, Ryokan College, Los Angeles, January 2002.
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Hypnosis Motivation Institute, Tarzana, September 2006.
Marriage & Family Therapy License # LMFT 46318, issued September 2008.
NLP Practitioner and Time-Line Therapy Certification, November 2006.
Master of Therapeutic Imagery Certification, December 2006.
Certificate in Basic Muscle Testing and Psychological Kinesiology, The Center for Holistic Rehabilitation, January 2002.
Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, University of California at Irvine, June 1995.