I am a bilingual (English/Farsi) and multicultural Licensed Clinical Psychologist. I have over 10 years of training, and experience in my field. I received her BA from California State University of San Marcos and earned my Master’s and Doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Alliant International University.
I have experience providing bilingual services to teens, adults, older adults, families, and a couples in a variety of settings including community mental health, inpatient/outpatient, and college counseling settings.
I began my clinical work at South Bay Guidance Center and Sharp Mesa Vista’s Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Intensive Outpatient Program. I completed an APA-approved Pre-doctoral and post-doctoral internship at Institute for Multicultural Counseling and Education Services.
I provide Individual, couples, and family therapy for teens, adults and older adults, and specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, grief and loss, identity conflict, trauma, anger management, emotion dysregulation, perfectionism, substance use and difficult life transitions.
I help clients find their inner resiliency by using integrated approach which includes evidenced-based therapy centered on the following frameworks: psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical-Behavioral, Acceptance and Commitment, and Mindful Self-Compassion therapy.
Everyone has the capacity for true positive change. I value the complexity of people’s unique diverse backgrounds and life values/goals, and use these to guide treatment to help clients reach their potential. My goal is to help you understand your past and develop new ways of dealing with life challenges to create a healthier present. I believe that the best therapy is done when the client and therapist have a strong working relationship. Developing a safe, trusting relationship and working collaboratively creates an environment in which this change can happen more quickly and effectively. I view myself as a caring change agent ready to facilitate the process in a beneficial and meaningful way.