Oakland East Bay Therapy for Anxiety and Stress - Mindfulness - LGBTQ Counseling - Somatic - Holistic - Self Esteem - Queer Therapist
 
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About Me

I provide mindful and compassionate psychotherapy to adults, adolescents and couples who are suffering or are seeking to make changes in their lives.

With whole-hearted presence and care, I seek to provide a warm space for you to be as you are without fear of judgment.

Working from a holistic perspective, I integrate mindfulness, self-compassion, body-oriented techniques, and cognitive and behavioral therapy approaches. I also incorporate the latest in trauma theory into my work.

Using these tools, I’ll help you slow down and notice the dynamics, beliefs, and behaviors that cause you suffering. By helping you cultivate deeper self-awareness, I support you to release the harmful patterns that no longer serve you.

My approach is active, engaged and supportive. I am not interested in labeling you or in looking for “what’s wrong with you.” I am interested in holding a caring space for your experience, and I am here to support you in finding a way to live with more ease and satisfaction.

Working together, I can help you gain more access to your innate wisdom, resilience, and capacity for growth, and support you in (re)connecting with your underlying wholeness.

 

Supervisor: Rawna Romero, LMFT #41466 at Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center


 
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My Focus

I specialize in working with:

  • Individuals struggling with self-criticism, shame, low self-esteem and self-worth, including perfectionists, workaholics, people-pleasers & over-thinkers

  • Individuals suffering from depression, anxiety & stress

  • Couples and families working on communication skills, intimacy issues, conflict resolution & navigating life transitions

  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Queer adults, adolescents and couples

  • Transgender, Non-Binary, Genderqueer individuals, and their partners and families.

  • Individuals who experience social marginalization, including People of Color, first & second-generation immigrants, and clients from Middle Eastern backgrounds.

  • Individuals who are exploring spiritual, existential & personal growth interests

  • Individuals working through illness, grief, & loss

We can work on any of these issues and more.


 

 

My Background

I have enjoyed supporting clients in private practice, hospital, and agency settings, and my background includes:

Education

 

 

My Path

Over the course of my life, psychotherapy, mindfulness and self-compassion practices have been powerful resources that helped me get through times of difficulty and enabled me to feel at home in myself.

I am immensely grateful to the many teachers who shared these life-changing methods for healing and growth with me through their lessons and caring presence.

My path offered me first-hand insight into what a process of healing can look like, and strengthened my conviction that we can access a sense of spaciousness and wholeness in any circumstance, even amidst our struggles.

Therapy can be a powerful catalyst for transformation and deep inner work. I am inspired by the courage it takes to pursue this path and am honored by the opportunity to join you on your journey to feeling more fulfilled, satisfied, and whole.

If you feel I might be a good fit for you, please contact me. I hope to hear from you soon. 

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Some other things about me: I identify as British, Iranian, Queer & Jewish. I’m also a wife, twin, tea-lover, non-fiction junkie, doodler, feminist, plant-mom, and cheese-addict.

 

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style."   

Maya Angelou

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