About My Clients
Simply existing in this modern world will take its toll in countless ways, and being a complex human comprised of many moving parts can stir up a whirlwind of emotions. People in our lives mean well in their attempts to support us (even therapists), but these exchanges can sometimes leave us feeling more misunderstood, confused, and alone. Maybe you aren't totally sure where to start, but perhaps there's a part of you wanting something different.
My Background and Approach
I have strong experiences conducting group & individual counseling at various levels of care for the following: addiction/harm-reduction, anxiety, complex trauma, codependency, depression, identity uncertainty, relational concerns, stressful life transitions, mood instability, and spiritual/existential concerns. I also serve those who do not identify with anyone one particular problem, or "diagnosis." Putting you in a box is never my objective; allowing all parts of you into the room is. With that said, I also recognize the significance of people's identifications and am more than willing to work with them. My therapeutic style can be described as authentic & attuned, as I am fully invested in co-creating a space that supports the embodiment of what you're seeking.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe that consciously or unconsciously, everyone is "in recovery" from something. As a first-generation Iranian-American, I personally understand what it means to be ostracized, discriminated against, projected upon and misperceived. From this place, I've evolved to strongly value things like radical self-expression, inclusion, and authenticity; all modes of being that our world isn't always fully in support of. Spaces that don't celebrate diversity can yield deep existential pain. When we courageously make the decision to build relationships to the complex parts of ourselves differently, examine the function of our behavior/attempts to cope, and identify prevailing mentalities/physiological responses that followed us from earlier woundings - why we are the way we are often makes more sense than we give credit. My passion is to come alongside others and offer a space where this clarity can be accessed and integrated.