“In any given moment, we have two options: To step forward into growth or to step back into safety.”
Clinical Experience & Treatment Approach
I have worked in various clinical settings throughout my professional career. My first few placements were rooted in community mental health, where I provided therapy for children, adults, and families.
Additionally, I completed my formal Postdoctoral Fellowship at USC Disability Office and the Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity. During my two-year fellowship, I conducted psychoeducational assessments to help clients get additional support and resources around the campus.
I believe in a collaborative, creative and respectful style to therapy for all of my clients. My approach is tailored to each individual by exploring how outside interactions with the world around us shape how we understand our own feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. Therefore, I utilized elements of psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems, attachment theory, relational, humanistic, and narrative theory techniques when working with my clients. By incorporating these various principles, I am able to assist you in not only understanding your sense of self, but fostering the change that you are seeking.
My area of specialty lies in working with adolescents, adults and couples from various backgrounds. I have primarily worked with clients from all walks of life. Mostly, I have worked with individuals who had relationship related issues, academic stress, adjustments to major life events, stress, trauma, depression, and anxiety. Also, I provide therapy in both English and Farsi.
- Common areas of issues that I frequently work with include:
- Couples and Other Relationships Matters
- Family difficulties
- Learning Challenges
- Life Transitions
- Low self esteem
- Loss and Grief
- Navigating Cultural Difficulties
- Neurodivergent Challenges
- Trauma and PTSD
- Advanced Student Development Theory
- Cognitive Psychology
- Community Psychology
- Couples Therapy
- Introduction to Psychology
- Legal and Professional Issues
- Non-Experimental Research Methods
- Psychological Assessment
- Psychology of Marriage and the Family
- Research Methods
- Senior Seminar: Psychology of Trauma
- The Counseling Process
- Theories in Counseling
- Using Communication to Facilitate Organizational Change
Fees and Payment
My fees vary based on type of service provided. Please free to contact me directly to discuss rates and how I may be able to accommodate your financial needs. Payment is due at the time of service. I accept cash, checks or debit/credit cards as method of payment.
I am only paneled with Medicare Insurance. As a courtesy to my clients, I will bill Medicare directly. If you have a PPO insurance policy, I am more than happy to provide you with a superbill, which is a receipt of services completed. You can submit the superbill to your insurance company for some form of payment of your sessions. Please note that I am considered an “out of network” provider.
It best for you to call your insurance company prior in order to verify out of network coverage by asking the following questions:
- Does my insurance plan include out of network, outpatient mental health coverage?
- Is there a limit to the number of sessions per calendar year?
- Do I have a deductible, and has it been met yet?
- What percentage do you plan for out of network mental health benefits and up to what is allowed amount?