My practice is founded on the principle that an experienced relationship therapist makes all the difference I offer a variety of services including:
Marriage Counseling ( Open to all couples ) Family therapy ( Open to all families) Affair Recovery Childhood Trauma MFT Supervision ( approved supervisor candidate ) Sessions can be conducted in Farsi for Persian clients.
Please contact me for a FREE 20 min phone consultation to review my services and find out if I am a good fit for you or your loved ones.
Here is a more in depth explanation of my training and my philosophy as a therapist: I hope this is helpful in determining if I might be the right therapist for you. I am trained as a systems therapist and my work is trauma-informed and Strength based. I will explain all of this in the following paragraphs ( this is essentially the language that the therapist speaks / the philosophy or the belief system of your potential relationship with the therapist ). As a systems therapist I do not focus on pathology, diagnoses or surface issues. This method was designed to improve the connections between family members to treat individuals. The family unit is seen as a whole instead of just as a sum of its parts and is treated based on the problems lying underneath the behavior. When family members address issues that have been buried for years, they can find a sense of peace and balance. As systems therapist my colleagues and I believe that the issue of one person can affect the family as a whole which is why those trained formally as family therapists deeply stressed that the entire family should seek treatment. My work is strength-based, which means I believe in uniqueness of each individual and try to empower them to connect to their own inner wisdom, resiliency and resources versus weaknesses and shortcomings. This is proven to be effective because clients can start to experience positive changes by recognizing and accessing their inner strengths. For many of my clients it has been decades or often their entire life where they felt unimportant, rejected, unloved, unheard, unworthy and hurt. For example, those who have experienced childhood sexual trauma or severe neglect and other forms of abuse, have grown up believing that they "don't deserve better" and the shame and guilt they have carried with themselves for years doesn't allow them to access their inner light and strength easily but that doesn't mean it is not there. It becomes my job to assist my clients to delve deeper, way bellow the surface of ordinary issues and behaviors and try to access and reconnect with the inner strengths and highlight them in order to transform and heal. In my experience , because I enjoy working with high conflict couples and families, I have seen many people in very serious situations however I have never seen any couple or family who was hopeless. There is always hope, there is always another way and everyone is capable of change. Weather I work with an individual a family or a couple, my approach is trauma-informed. (unfortunately this sounds like a buzzword but in choosing your therapist this is extremely important). This is not about specific technique, but an overall approach or a philosophy in treatment. In trauma informed therapy the client's safety is the main priority. Often times the clients who have experienced trauma are not even aware of the impacts of their previous traumatic experiences on their current behavior, thought patterns and relationships, therefore recognizing the nature of trauma and understanding its impact is "where the hope lies—it’s where recovery begins". Trauma-informed care is built on a holistic view that offers safety and compassion. It inspires hope, strength, relief, and enables people to make long-lasting change.