As a psychologist, I am specialized in working with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), trauma, and addiction. My training in Somatic experiencing gives me the insight to support my clients to process their issues from their nervous system. Somatic experiencing is a groundbreaking, mind-body approach in treatment of anxiety and PTSD. I am honored to be able to continue in developing my skills and helping others to learn more about the approach by being a volunteer teaching assistant for Somatic Experiencing Cohort 2022 in San Diego. I also incorporate EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Brainspotting in treating trauma.
I have worked as the Clinical Director in addiction treatment centers, which has helped me familiarize myself with men’s issues and I am grateful for the growth my experiences have provided for me. I also worked at crisis houses which prepared me to handle emergency situations smoothly.
I have a bachelor degree in computer engineering and a master and Ph.D. degree in psychology. I am very diverse and intimately familiar with different cultures and religions. I am Middle Eastern, and have lived and studied in Germany, England and United states. In my practice you, your experiences, culture, belief systems, orientation and more is not lost. I understand immigration and acculturation and the challenges and strengths that come with it.
I provide my services in Farsi as well.