The healing process, is a journey and will require your willingness to want to make changes in your life. I understand that reaching out for help is very challenging. One of my favorite quotes is: "YOU DESERVE THE LOVE YOU SO FREELY GIVE TO OTHERS!!" As women, we often spend so much time giving to others, that we forget about our own needs. It seems easier to invest in the well being of others, rather than the well being and happiness of ourselves. We may even feel guilty for taking time to ourselves. I am here to help you build a healthy relationship with yourself, and work towards creating a life that reflects your authentic values. I will tailor sessions in a way that meets your individual therapeutic needs, as no two people are the same. I believe that the first and most important part of the healing process is recognizing that you may need some help navigating your way through your problems. Reminding yourself, that seeking therapy does not mean you are "weak." Finding the right therapist is a crucial aspect of the healing process. Feeling heard, understood, safe and comfortable with your therapist can make the journey of self-discovery much easier.
or Call Ida Khamesy, M.A., LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 33208
More Info About My Practice
As an adjunct faculty member at Pepperdine University, I have learned that the best way to assist others is through collaboration and compassion. I am passionate about witnessing others grow emotionally, and live more meaningful lives. I have extensive experience working with women and women's issues. I have a great sense of appreciation regarding the correlation between cultural/ societal norms, age, and family expectations with women's mental health struggles ( depression and anxiety). I have seen many women in my practice who are trying to develop a life that feels "balanced" and less stressful, while continuing to be there for their loved ones. REMEMBER, " YOU CAN'T POUR FROM AN EMPTY CUP." The first step towards healthy relationships is to build a healthy relationship with yourself. Therapy can be the stepping stone towards learning to be "OK" with creating space for yourself in the world, and taking time for yourself.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
As a woman, I know that life can appear to be challenging at times. I am strongly passionate and motivated to help other women live lives that reflect their authentic values. I have assisted many women through group therapy and individual therapy. So often, I have heard that women are more comfortable with the process of helping others, rather than helping themselves and focusing on their own needs. Women are at times, worried about being called"SELFISH." THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEING SELFISH, AND SELF-CARING. I am here to help you with finding balance in your life. Together, we will work on helping you rebuild a healthy and loving relationship with yourself. As I strongly believe that the quality of your relationship with yourself, will impact the quality of your relationship with those around you.
YOU DESERVE TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF, WITHOUT FEELING GUILTY !!!
What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process
It is natural to feel unsure about seeking therapy. Often, clients share " I am both excited and nervous to start therapy." It is natural to feel concerned or even worried about starting the process of therapy. Stepping into a stranger's office and sharing your life story is not easy. Seeking therapy does not mean you are weak, it means you are brave enough to take steps towards creating new patterns and working on building a healthy relationship with yourself. Clients have shared that they find my therapeutic approach to be warm and non-judgmental. Together, we will identify what has been keeping you feeling "STUCK," and help you develop healthy coping skills needed to manage your problems. I look forward to hearing from you and feel honored to be apart of your path towards your definition of a more preferable life.