Farnaz Safaei (She/Her)

AMFT #130187
Accepting Clients

I believe that counseling is a pathway for growth and healing.

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
Supervised by Dr. Dana McNeil PsyD, LMFT

About My Clients

I promise to always create a non-judgmental and safe environment where you can feel comfortable to explore your feelings and thoughts. I understand that we all go through challenging times in life, and we experience painful and unwanted feelings, I will listen to you with empathy and will bring kindness and hope into therapy room every session where you can feel comfortable with processing your feelings.

My Background and Approach

I am able to build authentic therapeutic relationships with my clients in which they feel heard, safe, and supported. My counseling style is providing empathy, compassion, and guidance to help you achieve your life goals, process your feelings, and create long- lasting relationships. With my psychoanalytic approach I will gently help you tap into your unconscious mind to recover repressed emotions and will support you to acquire insight into your internal motivators that drive your thoughts and behaviors.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

As a couples therapist, my goal is to help you understand yourself, feel happier and more fulfilled as a person, a partner, and a professional. I have a thriving interest in helping individuals and couples reach their healing goals and maintain healthy and successful relationships. I have experience working with couples and individuals who are working through past traumas and find it difficult to ask for their needs in relationships. I love working with couples and individuals with different cultural backgrounds who struggle with finding a common ground and accepting differences in their relationships. As an Iranian immigrant, I understand how cultural shock and language barriers can interfere with pursuing life goals and creating shared meaning in relationships, but I have some great tools that can help you better express your needs and feel supported in pursuing your goals in life.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 1 year of practice
  • Languages: English, Farsi


6195358890 Email Farnaz
2729 Fourth Ave. Ste. 2
San Diego, CA 92103
171 Saxony Road Ste. 104
Encinitas, CA 92024

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