I am a California licensed clinical psychologist and a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME). I received my doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in Boston. I have over a decade clinical experience in the field of psychology and have worked in a variety of settings, including: Center for Family Resources, Center For Family Connections, Brandeis University Psychological Counseling Center, Center for Health/HIV Intervention and Prevention at the University of Connecticut, and Children’s Charter.
During my work at the Center for Family Resources, I delivered individual and group therapy to children, adolescents, and adult individuals who struggled with poly- substance abuse, depression, personality disorder, and anxiety disorders. In addition, as an Employee Assistant Program (EAP) provider, I rendered individual therapy to law enforcement employees and consulted with law enforcement officials in conducting psychological assessments.
At the Center For Family Connections, I had the opportunity to work with clients ranging from children and adolescents to adults whose lives were touched by both adoption (domestic and international), and foster care. The majority of the individuals presented with histories of past or current physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. I also obtained extensive clinical experience working with heterosexual and homosexual adoptive parents in the process of adoption and surrogacy.
During my pre and post doctoral internship at Brandeis University Psychological Counseling Center, I delivered individual therapy to undergraduate and graduate students who presented with a variety of clinical issues including: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, academic under achievement, suicidality, self-harming behavior, eating disorders and body image issues, and sexual identity crises.
I continued to work with individuals presenting with severe and complex trauma histories during my post doctoral fellowship at Children’s Charter's. In this culturally diverse setting, I rendered my services to clients whose lives were impacted by domestic violence, spousal abuse, childhood physical and sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault survivors, out of home placement, human trafficking, war trauma, and community violence. In working with children and their families, I employed a number of treatment interventions including parent-child interaction therapy and expressive art therapy as part of a specialized psychological service for this population.
I am fluent in both English and Farsi and conduct therapy in both languages.