Dina Bdaiwi (She/Her)

Accepting Clients

I help QT+BIPOC teens and adults navigate their relationships with their bodies with an emphasis on unpacking the impact of cultural BS.

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Irvine, CA
Supervised by Teddie Jackson, PsyD LMFT 127381

About My Clients

You are a young person, feeling lost feeling uncertain about your place in the world. You’re really trying to figure out what healthy relationships feel like. You want to be healthy you’re just having a tough time knowing what that actually looks like and feels like - you’ve been receiving messages about your body and your self worth from people who claim to love you or are supposed to love you. Social media, movies, friends, family – there’s so much pressure to be constantly ‘on’.

My Background and Approach

I practice a blend of Narrative, Relational-Cultural, and Feminist Therapies. What that means is, therapy with me will focus on the stories you tell yourself. We will deconstruct the myths that you’ve accepted about the world and your place in it and replace them with genuine (!!) self-compassion. My goal is to help you: *Inspire and rekindle your desire for living your truth - unapologetically - with joy! *Unpack the hefty trash bag full of shit you inherited from parents/relationships/bosses/teachers/the patriarchy….you know, the usual. *Remove value/stigma/judgment from your relationship with your body - Accepting and working with the body you have today. Not feeling defined by the number on the scale or the intrusive comments from Aunt Karen. *Learn how to (do no harm, but) take no shit! Another way of saying: boundaries, bitch. You’re legit allowed to move on from trashy relationships to loving and supportive ones.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am a supporter of Pro-Palestinian and Anti-Zionist movements such as Palestinian Youth Movement and Jewish Voices for Peace. I believe in prison abolition as prisons are not rehabilitation centers but rather an extension of slavery. I am a 1.5 generation immigrant and believe in immigrant rights including the undocumented, DACA recipients, and asylum seekers. I am advocate for/with survivors of sexual and gender based violence. Pro choice, Intersectional Feminism, Body Neutrality/Acceptance, and Queer Community all resonate within me.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Islam
  • Interfaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Rate: $155 - 250/session

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