"Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy" - Saadi
In my work with the Iranian/Persian clients, I will work through cultural expectations and values while teaching you how to find your uniqueness and self-determination. As your therapist, I will help you to find your balance in life by decreasing your current symptoms and increase your awareness about how the culture and family has impacted your current life, and how it will impact your future. You and I will work together to challenge your thoughts that has influenced both your emotional and physical pain over the years, and will find alternative ways to deal with both negative and positive aspects of the culture.
As an Iranian woman who immigrated to the United States as a young age, I understand how challenging it can be to balance the old and new cultures. In Personal therapy, you will learn about who you are as an individual and how to find your strengths to grow within. In our work together, you will learn skills to wake up every day healthier than a day before. I can assist you in finding your strengths and confidence to speak your mind, and become more assertive. To set up your first appointment, fee free to call me at 818-497-7725.
Some of the topics discussed in therapy while working with Iranian clients: