My Approach to Helping
Dr. Hengameh Mahgerefteh is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She received her B.A. in Psychology from UCLA, her M.A. in Clinical Psychology emphasizing Marriage and Family Therapy and her Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.) from Pepperdine University. She is currently an adjunct professor at Pepperdine, teaching Masters�??- level courses for the Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Dr. Mahgerefteh provides Individual, Couples, and Group Therapy to a wide range of individuals.
Dr. Mahgerefteh's goal is to help each individual obtain and maintain a healthy, balanced, and fulfilling lifestyle. She is committed to helping improve mental and emotional health, to help set and reach goals, and to help improve interpersonal and romantic relationships, while promoting personal growth and increasing insight. She will work to provide you with the tools you need in order to navigate through distressful experiences, while empowering you to be your best self. She is fluent in English and Farsi.
More Info About My Practice
Dr. Mahgerefteh has worked in a variety of facilities such as university counseling centers, community counseling centers, hospitals, prisons, institutions for mental illness, and skilled nursing facilities. She has worked in the field of correctional psychology and has provided court-mandated treatment in several different settings. Furthermore, she has had years of experience providing treatment for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Her dissertation focused on Couples Therapy through exploration of methods incorporated into successful Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy. She has presented lectures to the community regarding crisis-intervention, bullying, communication skills, stress management skills, body image, and mood disorders.
Dr. Mahgerefteh provides Individual, Couples, and Group Therapy to women and men in her private practice and other mental health settings. Her areas of specialization include working with Adolescents, Young Adults, and Adults who experience low Self-Esteem, difficulty with Interpersonal and Romantic Relationships, Behavioral Issues, Academic Difficulties, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Identity Issues, Substance Abuse, Parenting Difficulties, Cultural Issues, Self-Harm, Adjustment, and Life Transitions, Eating Disorders, Grief and Loss, Trauma, and Crisis Intervention. She specializes in addressing difficulty with Stress Management, Anger Management, and Emotion Regulation, in addition to difficulty with Assertiveness and Communication Skills. Furthermore, she provides therapy to student-athletes, musical and visual artists, the LGBT community, survivors of abuse, and elderly adults (geriatric psychology).
In addition to the above, Dr. Mahgerefteh coaches and mentors both undergraduate and graduate students who wish to pursue a career in the field of psychology or mental health. Dr. Mahgerefteh is a member of the California Psychological Association and the Los Angeles County Psychological Association.