Members of today’s ever-changing society are confronted by multiple challenges at various stages of life. Understanding and appreciating individual differences, I work with clients to integrate a treatment plan that may help to best meet their unique mental health needs. I generally suggest interventions from a cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal perspective, educating clients on strategies for modifying thoughts and behaviors in a way that may optimize personal successes and help to remove barriers to progress. I am also flexible in my orientation and a firm advocate for the importance of rapport and establishing a secure environment for facilitating progress. I will work with the client to determine what style may be most helpful and emphasize communication along the way regarding the progress we are making. After all, psychotherapy is a place where a patient learns about him/herself individually and in relation to others, and learning often begins with sharing.
In my approach, I often ask clients to complete assignments or exercises between sessions as a way of rehearsing and strengthening the skills that we are developing together to help us integrate progresses from treatment to everyday life. In 50-minute sessions, we are competing with all of the hours a patient spends back in their world so the more a client practices, the sooner changes are seen and generalized. Motivation and commitment in therapy are the keys to success, and I hope that together we can commit to making invaluable changes in the areas of your life that are most meaningful to you.
I offer services in Farsi and English, and I provide treatment for a host of life circumstances ranging from but not limited to the following:
- Career and Life Change
- Relationship Conflicts
- Interpersonal Skills Training
- Communication and Assertiveness Training
- Bipolar Disorder
- Anxiety Disorders
- Adjustment Difficulties
- Cross-cultural Adjustment
- Geriatric psychology
- Caregiver distress
- Identity Issues/Self-Exploration
- Weight Loss
- Smoking cessation
- Hoarding behaviors
Once upon a time, there was a stigma against therapy. There was an assumption that only certain types of individuals go to see therapists. Well I’m happy to say that times have changed! I’m a huge advocate for the notion that anyone can benefit from psychotherapy. I encourage you to consider therapy as a wonderful opportunity where you may explore your thoughts, interests, commitments, and goals in a place that is emotionally safe, to challenge strongly held beliefs that may be getting in the way of your relationships/work, and to try different ways to “relate, think, and do.” Imagine that you may develop skills you never knew you wanted/needed for success, to monitor your progress in important areas of your life, to recognize roadblocks as or before they arise, and to implement an action plan toward success in a setting that fosters accountability and self-awareness., where you’re welcome to selfish and make it all about ‘you” in a wonderful way.
Therapy is a sign not of weakness but of strength: strength to rise above fear, doubt, and adversity; strength to ask for help; and strength to confront one’s potential blindspots, to develop oneself, and to learn to conquer obstacles along life’s path. I hope to see you there…
To start your journey, please contact me for an appointment and completed New Client Paperwork (click here).