My Approach to Helping
As a BIPOC therapist (second-generation Iranian immigrant, first-generation American), I know what it's like to not fit in and be othered. The question “where are you from” is frustrating to hear, especially when you wish you had a clear answer for yourself as well. There aren't too many spaces that allow us to explore the intersectionality of all of our identities, which leaves us with a lot of questions about where we belong. This confusion shows up in our relationships with friends or partners, family members, and within ourselves. On top of that, the struggles of daily stress, sadness, loneliness, and relationship problems all pile up and make it feel impossible to dig ourselves out of.
We all deserve to know and love ourselves for all of who we are. We all deserve to feel peace in our lives. I believe in expanding access to BIPOC mental health across the community and first-generation and second-generation immigrants. In our time together, we will explore what it means to be you and how to get you to a place where you can feel good in your life, about yourself, and your relationship.
As a trauma specialist, I integrate body-focused, behavioral, and cognitive techniques to explore and heal your mind and body. I describe my approach as "kindly direct" where we will hold space and compassion for your struggles while challenging the patterns that have been keeping you stuck. The goal is to give you confidence and control over your own life through insights and coping skills and guide you to stepping into your authentic self.