About Me....

I am a Licensed Psychologist (PSY23715) and I provide therapy and supervision in a private-practice setting in Santa Monica. I have been providing psychotherapy for over fifteen years.  I have worked with a diverse client population and enjoy working with clients from all backgrounds - ethnic, religious, socioeconomic, gender, and so on. As a bilingual therapist, I serve both the English and Farsi speaking communities.

I am also one of the Executive Directors and the Director of Marketing  at the Saturday Center for Psychotherapy in Santa Monica. In addition to my administrative work at TSC, I participate in training therapists by facilitating a case conference meeting on a weekly basis, running the monthly marketing meetings and offering individual supervision to our intern therapist.

When time allows, I try to stay connected within the field of psychology and diversify my learning and contribution to the field. I'm a Co-founder of CARE- Multicultural Healing and I serve on the Board and chair the Ethics Committee of the Iranian Psychological Association of America.

Clinical Background

I was very fortunate to receive my clinical training at a variety of settings including: I worked for Los Angeles Pierce College for eleven years where I built their mental health training program and expanded the mental health services for the students. I provided supervision to therapists in training and sat on multidisciplinary teams to increase student health and academic success. It was a beautiful journey and I’m grateful for what I was able to learn and achieve.

Prior to licensure, I served at the following sites:
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy -where I began my private practice, providing insight-oriented therapy to adolescent, adults, families and couples. At The Children, Youth, and Family Services Consortium - I provided mental health treatment to children and their families in a school-based setting. At Hillview Mental Health Center - I served the chronically mentally ill population, providing both individual and group therapy. At California Psychcare and Reaching for the Stars Center for Autism - I provided supervision and treatment for Autism Spectrum disorders.

Educational Background

I received my Master's and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Individual, Couples and Family, at California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Los Angeles (Accredited by American Psychological Association). I'm licensed by the California Board of Psychology (PSY23715).

I received my Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology from California State University of Northridge - double majoring in Child Development and Psychology and minoring in Biology.

"Do Not Feel Lonely, The Entire Universe
Is Inside You."  ~ Rumi