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Syed Mehdi, LMFT

Syed Mehdi, LMFT

he/him

Licensed in CA #137397
Insurances Accepted: Cigna/Evernorth, Health Net/MHN, Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross
Speaks hindi
I'm a compassionate therapist who believes in the transformative power of healing through a holistic approach.

My Therapy Style

I've had a spiritual near-death experience, lost my loving mother to Cancer, immigrated as a child, lived under an oppressive regime in the Middle East as a minority, and experienced complex family dynamics and through it all still believe that we are all meant to shine our light in this world. You may be reading this while at your lowest point in life but don't worry, I'm here to guide you back to your true self ("Remember Who You Are"). 

I'm a compassionate therapist who believes in the transformative power of healing through a holistic approach. With a deep understanding of the mind-body-spirit connection, I will successfully guide you through your journey of inner peace, emotional well-being, and personal growth.

I provide a safe & nurturing space where you can explore your inner child and develop a sense of inner peace. By cultivating mindfulness and awareness, you'll learn to observe your thoughts and emotions without judgment, gaining a greater understanding of your patterns and triggers.

My name means "Light" so my greatest gift to you is us shedding a 'light' on your problems and finding compassionate solutions to help you overcome all your challenges in life by healing your inner child and fostering a greater sense of inner peace.

Education & Training

BA - Psychology, York University

MA - Holistic Counseling Psychology, John F. Kennedy University

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I've always wanted to help people. Ever since I was a kid I wanted to make the world a better place. As cliché as that sounds I'm not able to make a difference in the world, one soul at a time.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy sightseeing, traveling to new places, trying out new foods, watching movies, playing sports, and visiting spiritual places.

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

I enjoy spending time out in nature. The simplest and most effective practice I do is grounding my energy by walking bare food in the grass for a few minutes which instantly grounds me.

What book have you read more than once?

Peak of Eloquence (Sermons of Imam Ali) has been a book that has monumentally affected me. It reminds me to always move with integrity, look after the well-being of others and follow a path of justice.

How do you recharge?

I enjoy going to the beach, forest, hiking, playing sports, and spending time with my friends and family.