Couples, & Families
18429 Bryant St, Northridge, CA 91325
As a mariage and family therapist, my goal is to help you improve your relationships, most importantly your relationship to yourself, one that is too commonly overlooked.
My passion is to help families in the midst of crisis and transition. Families consist of couples, individuals, and children. From which angle we approach relationship issues will depend on your most pressing needs. My clients' comfort, self-discovery, and growth are my greatest priorities. I'm especially adept at handling cultural issues with sensitivity and competence, having worked with the underserved for many years, edited a cross-cultural psychology textbook, and written my own memoir of my personal struggle to integrate my conflicting cultures. Some important reasons to seek psychotherapy services include feeling: stuck repeating patterns or negative habits; anxious and/or unable to manage your feelings; confused, shamed, dismissed; lonely, disconnected, misunderstood; angry, unheard; helpless; overwhelmed and/or out of balance.
Feel free to contact me for a consultation at 310.991.2111
In treatment, we will work together to collaboratively construct a narrative of your life that richly taps into your creative possibilities and development potential. It is my deepest conviction that every person stands to benefit from therapy.
That said, I work to keep clients focused on treatment goals to ensure that they are benefiting from services. Although I approach treatment from an artistic and spiritual standpoint, my foundational training is in a more scientific, result-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. Therefore, I am able to strike a balance between nourishing the inner wisdom and guidance inherently within each of my clients and modeling more hands-on, practical life skills and problem-solving techniques.
PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY, GRADUATE SCHOOL EDUCATION & PSYCHOLOGY, CA
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Board of Behavioral Sciences 107429
Mediation Certification, Pepperdine Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution (2019)
Pepperdine GSEP Adjunct Professor (Fall 2019 to Present)
LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL, LOS ANGELES, CA
Juris Doctor (2002), Licensed Attorney California State Bar 228269
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES
B.A. in English (1999), B.A. in Psychology (1999),
Minor Near Eastern Languages & Cultures (1999)
PUBLICATIONS & WRITING
see my latest blog at:
Contributing Writer for CAMFT’s The Therapist in Los Angeles (June/July 2017 Issue), Using TFCBT to Help Those Culturally Frozen by Immigration Trauma
Author of Personal Memoir titled, Straightening a Curly Hair; A Woman’s Struggle to Keep her Authenticity, Caught Between Two Worlds in Los Angeles in the Search for Herself
Contributing Writer for internationally circulated Jewish chronicle, Chashm Andaaz, Los Angeles (Aug 2000-2007): Supplied titles including: Why Don’t We Have a Persian Plumber; The Relentless Fog; Romantically Repressed; To Eat or Not to Eat; Ladies Should Be First; Growing Pains & Lonely Pangs; Reminiscing on a Night of Kurdish Dancing; Meanderings on Love; LV (Louis Vuitton) and Me