Do you feel that you are having trouble navigating relationships in your life? Are you working through tough transitions? Are you looking for someone to help you work through your concerns in a culturally responsive and compassionate way?
Everything in life is about relationships — the ones we have with others and the ones we have with ourselves. As human beings, we seek connection. When relationships are strained or when they are good, they can have a very powerful impact on how we think, act and feel towards ourselves and others. I work with clients to help them achieve their goals for personal growth and relationship stability.
I am a resident Marriage and Family Therapist with a particular emphasis in evidence based, systemic and culturally responsive practices. In other words, I give you tools to help you consider new perspectives and actions when encountering individual or relationship challenges. I’m here to support you in being your best self. I use a culturally responsive, service-oriented, and person-centered approach tailored specifically to you, your unique circumstances, and your needs to help you achieve your goals.
While we all are on our unique paths, none of us should have to navigate life alone. Sometimes we get lost, or reach an obstacle that’s hard to overcome. Sometimes we just need someone to help us get back on track. It’s my job to help you walk the path to be the best version of you for yourself, for those you care about, and for your community. And if you get a little lost, I can offer a fresh perspective.
If you’re ready to live a life that is vibrant and authentic, I am ready to walk your next journey with you! Reach out to our office and request an appointment with me.
Clients I work with: Couples, families, individual adults, and individual children/siblings.
Some issues I work with: life transitions, self-esteem, coping skills, premarital counseling, couples discernment, depression, anxiety, race based stress, acculturation stress, identity, communication skills, family conflict, parenting, adoption and foster care, pre and postnatal care, school issues, self-exploration, grief, ambiguous loss, and stress.
I am a culturally responsive and LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist.
I’ve experienced first-hand and seen the impact our mental health has on our lives and the people who we love. I received my Master of Science from Virginia Tech, my 1st-6th Urban Elementary Education teaching certificate from Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Arts from George Mason University and its Honors College. I am a child of immigrants, a spouse, a foster parent, cat lover, and a Barre enthusiast. Dedicated to making our lives and communities happier and healthier, I am an alumni of AmeriCorps National Service, a former middle school social studies teacher in Washington, D.C., and am fluent in Persian, allowing me to also serve clients who wish to see a Persian speaking therapist. I work under the supervision of Ed Hendrickson, LMFT.
Languages: English and Persian