Welcome! I am a proud queer Iranian-Iraqi-American woman and licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I received my undergraduate degree in Feminist Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2008 and my Master's in Science in Clinical Psychology from San Francisco State University in 2013.
My desire to enter the helping field is rooted in racial and gender justice blossomed by my experience working with incarcerated women and LGBTQIA+ houseless youth. I enjoy mentoring and began supervising new therapists in 2017 at a variety of sites including the Long Beach LGBTQ Center.
I switched fields in 2019 and entered healthcare technology following the promise of fixing our broken mental health system and making mental healthcare accessible to all. However, I experienced severe burnout and sought help myself. I experienced the power of short-term, solution-focused coaching and it changed my life.
I took my unique experience as a gender, sexual and racial minority in the workplace and developed a coaching program of my own so I can be part of the solution to help professionals recover from workplace burnout.