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University of California, Los Angeles, CA
B.A. in English (1999)

B.A. in Psychology (1999)

Minor Near Eastern Languages & Cultures (1999)

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA
Juris Doctor (2002) 

Licensed Attorney California State Bar 228269


Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Pepperdine University, CA

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy (2016)
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Board of Behavioral Sciences 107429


Mediation Certification

Pepperdine Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution (2019)


Mosten Guthrie Trained Mediator (2022)


Pepperdine, Graduate School of Education & Psychology 

Adjunct Professor (Fall 2019 to Present)

Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
Law & Ethics for Mental Health Professionals

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Emotionally Focused Therapy with Dr. Les Greenberg,

Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3

Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples with Dr. Les Greenberg

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – DMH Certified Managing and Adaptive Practice (MAP) – DMH Certified


Traineeship, Phillips Graduate Institute: Latino Family Program and Narrative Therapy Program

Internship, San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center: Youth Contact, Community Mental Health


Skills and Awards

I speak Persian and am conversational in Spanish

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Stipend Recipient (2015)

Pepperdine Colleagues Grant (2014 - 2016)


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Contributing Writer for CAMFT’s The Therapist in Los Angeles (June/July 2017 Issue), Using TFCBT to Help Those Culturally Frozen by Immigration Trauma

Author of Personal Memoir titled, Straightening a Curly Hair; A Woman’s Struggle for Authenticity, Caught Between Two Worlds in Los Angeles in the Search for Herself

Contributing Writer for internationally circulated Jewish chronicle, Chashm Andaaz, Los Angeles (Aug 2000-2007): Supplied titles including: Why Don’t We Have a Persian Plumber; The Relentless Fog; Romantically Repressed; To Eat or Not to Eat; Ladies Should Be First; Growing Pains & Lonely Pangs; Reminiscing on a Night of Kurdish Dancing; Meanderings on Love; LV and Me


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