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Counselor / Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

Negar Khaefi, MFT

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Calming, Safe, Culturally Sensitive
I understand that you are in real pain, and maybe don't know where else to turn. Seeking therapy is a courageous act of self care. Now, why chose me? What do I offer that is different from other therapists?

I take an active, collaborative approach to helping you achieve inner calm and confidence. I specialize in the care of anxiety related disorders: relationship/ attachment anxiety, OCD, Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety, school/job stress, and PTSD. I offer 13 years of experience treating adults, children, families, teens, and couples with severe disorders. Experienced in CBT, Psychodynamic, and EMDR.
You don't have to suffer alone. Call me for a complimentary phone consultation, or sent me an email about yourself. We can begin to face it together.
Bio
It is important to feel the sense of safety that only a skilled and highly competent therapist can provide. Clinical Psychology has been my focus and my passion for most of my life, and I have 15 years of experience in the field. I acquired my BA in Psychology from UCLA and my MA in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. I knew I wanted to be a psychotherapist from a very young age, and began working in the field at the age of 19 with Autistic children and their families. I simultaneously volunteered my time on the Suicide Prevention Hotlines where I honed my skills in crisis intervention and suicide prevention.

I then moved on to an inpatient residential setting for homeless adults recovering from chronic and persistent mental illness where I versed myself in psychopharmacology, group therapy, and addictions of all sorts. My next valuable experience was as a clinician working with teen girls in a group home setting. This challenging setting brought me expertise in trauma related disorders, self mutilation/cutting, sexual identity, and family therapy. Currently I am a psychotherapist with Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services working with a variety of clients from diverse cultural backgrounds, presenting with trauma, abuse histories, parenting issues, anxiety disorders, depression, relationship problems, money problems, vocational dilemmas, and plain old stress management needs.

I am also currently proud to be a contracted therapist with the group LA Trauma Therapy Specialists, and work closely with Cynthia Henrie, MFT, an expert in traumatic stress, and feminist therapy. I currently work closely with the LGBTQ community. I have published articles on various online resources for anxiety and stress. Such articles include information about the benefits of therapy, how anxiety manifests in everyday life, addiction to food, the role of acceptance and forgiveness in relationships, self esteem, and panic attacks.

I am also bi-cultural, and have special insight into immigrant family dynamics, and the issues of immigrant or first generation children assimilating to a new culture. I speak and provide services in Farsi, as well as provide consultation to other mental health professionals on providing culturally sensitive psychotherapy to Iranian/Iranian American individuals, couples, and families.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Loneliness
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Anger Management  Marriage Counseling
 Anxiety and Panic  Men's Issues
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Body Image Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Caregiver Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Chronic Illness  Relationship Issues
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Self Esteem Issues
 Couples Therapy  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Depression  Stress Management
 Divorce  Trauma and PTSD
 Eating Disorders  Women's Issues
 Grief and Loss  Work and Career Issues
 Life Transitions
Certifications
 EMDR Part 1 and 2 (EMDRIA)  Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Education/Training
UCLA: Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
Pepperdine University: Master's of Arts in Clinical Psychology
EMDR Institute: EMDR trained. Part 1 and 2
Applied Suicide Intervention: ASIST trained
Other Languages
Farsi
Payments Accepted
Cash, Check, All Major Credit Cards, Paypal
Cost/Session:$100-$125 per session
License:MFC45939, CA
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TH, SANTA MONICA
Negar is a very compassionate therapist, very easy to talk to. You will never feel judged with her. I have seen about 6 therapists, and found her to be the easiest to open up to. I trusted her with my deepest pain, and this allowed me to explore my past issues and deal with them in a safe, nurturing environment. I did EMDR with her too, and I now feel much more present and in control of my emotions. She is very professional and dedicated to her clients' well-being. I highly recommend her.
Location
6535 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 261
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