Hi! I'm Samira, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I like to create a safe and calm atmosphere with clients.
Counselor in Irvine, CA
I have been working with couples since I started my MFT program. I have worked with hundreds of couples to help improve their communication styles, increase their passion, and feel respected in the relationship. I enjoy helping couples find the best way to communicate with one another and identify the patterns they need to work on.
I have been trained by the top OCD specialists in Los Angeles and Orange County. I like to use a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach along with mindfulness and Exposure Response Prevention. I love working with OCD because I can help others see direct results.
Over the years I have gained the best skill set to help clients deal with mild to severe anxiety. I believe in facing your anxiety with small steps and empowering the client to get through the challenges.
I believe that being more mindful in your life can help you be aware of your patterns. I like to help clients become more grounded and aware of how they walk through life. I like to incorporate meditation and visual exercises in a peaceful environment.
CBT I believe can be very effective. I enjoy using a CBT approach because it helps clients measure their progress. I believe CBT is helpful in many challenges clients face such as anxiety and OCD.
I enjoy incorporating "talk" therapy and psychodynamic therapy because I understand that where we came from shapes who we are and how we see our environment. It's important for the therapeutic process because it helps me gain more access into who the client is.