I am multilingual and provided two years of live TV show in a local TV station in Orange County offering psychoeducation to Farsi speaking communities around the world to decrease stigma about mental illness and empower and inspire families and individuals to recognize mental illness and seek professional help when needed.
My practice is based on collaboration, positive thinking, and learning to replace negative and dysfunctional thoughts with positive and functional ones. I have a special interest in helping individuals who have experienced cultural transitions, war, immigration and trauma with years of experience helping families from different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i), Couples [The Gottman Method], Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERP or EXRP), Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
BS - Human Services, University of Phoenix
MS - Counseling / Marriage and Family Therapy, University of PhoenixHuman Services, University of Phoenix
I like helping people identify the best version of themselves and improve their quality of life.
I enjoy hiking, yoga, and gardening!
I meditate and exercise.
I recharge by eating healthy, sleeping well, and meditating.
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