Parisa Zivari, M.A., LMFT

Parisa Zivari, M.A., LMFT

Professions: Counseling Psychology, Counselling, Marriage & Family Therapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT - 84487
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 17724
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Office 1
4419 Vany Nuys Blvd
Sherman Oaks, California 91403 - United States
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I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Special rate for MFT students, Interns and trainees.

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Do you need help and support managing your child behavior at home? Does your child display anger, hit, throw things, has tantrums, has a hard time with changes, cries, feels isolated and so on? Being a parent can be though, challenging yet rewarding. In addition to raising a child with behavioral problems, being a parent can be exhausting and stressful. Therapy can help children. Children can benefit from therapy by learning how to manage their anxiety and depressive moods, getting necessary support, improve relationship, manage stress, and regulate their moods. In therapy with children, I utilize both "play" and " art" therapy interventions in addition to other models to decrease behavior both at home and school setting. I also provide support to parents to strength parent-child relationship.

Email or Call Parisa Zivari, M.A., LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17724

More Info About My Practice

I enjoy working with adults, adolescents and children, both English and Farsi speaking. In my earlier years I worked as a counselor in the Los Angeles Unified School District. I further developed my skills at the Behavioral Learning Center where I provided services to children with special needs. I have also worked as a therapist with teens in crisis. Over the years, I have worked with teens in a group home setting focusing on behavioral problem, legal issues, trauma and depression. Currently, I am an Outpatient Therapist at The Help Group providing individual and family therapy focusing on depression, anxiety, ASD, behavioral issues, suicide, trauma, relationship issues, low self esteem, homelessness and many more.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am an Iranian-American licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who can provide you and your child with the tools you need to facilitate positive change. In a safe environment we will work together to reduce symptoms, such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, communication blocks, self-image, and much more. Together, you and I will work to build on your strengths while challenging negative beliefs. I work as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT), though I borrow from other theories as well. With my younger clients I very often use play and art therapy. My office is centrally located in Sherman Oaks, CA., just off the 101 and 405 freeways.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English
  • Farsi

Groups I Work With

    Iranian/Persian Community

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychotherapy
  • Anger Management
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Journal Therapy
  • Lifespan Integration ©†
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Sand Tray / Sand Play Therapy
  • Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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