A sense of “normalcy” can bring comfort to us during childhood, challenge us in adolescence, and deter us in adulthood. What is normal anyway? Who determines this?
I want to listen to you. Deeply, attentively, and compassionately.
Being bicultural, I navigate normalcy with two different perspectives every day, and as challenging as that has been it has also allowed me to realize that one never knows what may be normal for others. I strive to approach therapy from a client-centered place while deeply embedded in my own reality of being an immigrant in this country. I strive to work with those going through significant life changes, including being immigrants in this nation, while continuing to keep cultural consciousness at the forefront of our therapeutic relationship.
Working with anyone struggling with a more fluid sense of normalcy, including the neurodiverse community and those identifying as LGBTQ+ is a passion of mine. Having been a professional artist, I am also eager to serve other artists needing to be heard.
I am fluent in Farsi/Persian and can provide services to the Farsi-speaking community.
My therapeutic style or theoretical approach includes but is not limited to humanistic, somatosensory, and Internal Family Systems with a significant emphasis on attachment theory and motivational interviewing. Feminist, socio-cultural, and biosocial theories are central to my work as well.
I am also a musician so if we don’t have anything else to talk about, I know we can always talk about some great music.
M.A. – University of Saint Thomas
M.A. – New York University
B.A. – University of Minnesota
CARE Counseling (Present)
Iranian Psychological Association, Tehran
Roshd Development Rehabilitation Center, Tehran
Additionally, Out of Network & Out of Pocket options are available.