Our Providers

Sahar Dorani, PsyD

Pronouns

she/her/they

Education

BA in Psychology from San Francisco State University (Graduated 2009)

MA in Clinical Psychology from The Wright Institute (September 2011)

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) from The Wright Institute (Graduated July 2015)

Special Interests

Working with clients with intersecting identities and/or multicultural backgrounds. Providing psychotherapy in Persian (Farsi) and working with Middle Eastern families. I enjoy community outreach and finding ways to reduce the stigma around receiving mental health services.

Therapy Style

Integrative (CBT + Psychodynamic)

Modality & Approach

A strong sense of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in treatment interventions, while considering Psychodynamic elements in case conceptualization (e.g., attachment styles). Using motivational interviewing to identify a client‘s strengths, using a harm reduction approach in substance abuse treatment, considering societal/cultural issues potentially influencing client’s behaviors.

What is your favorite restaurant in San Francisco?

Lavash in the Inner Sunset. It is family-owned, authentic Persian food. Per my father: ”Kabob just like they make it in Tehran!”

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

Checking in with a close friend/family member to feel connected and some form of getting my blood circulating- usually a walk or ideally an exercise class.

Interests

I love painting with acrylic paint and mixed media. I have hosted a couple art shows in The Bay, and I appreciate connecting with local artists. Also, taking the SF Muni train to Embarcadero and walking down Market Street to explore new art galleries, restaurants, and activities.

License Number and State

28629 - CA