Sara Barakzai (They/Them)

M.A., Doctoral MFT
Accepting Clients

Beginning therapy is generally a decision that has been contemplated and carefully considered for quite some time.

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in Irvine, CA
Supervised by Bahar Belaram

About My Clients

Therapy requires an incredible amount of courage to take that first step and face what is no longer working in your life. As a therapist, I engage with clients with empathy and holistic point of view. I believe in providing a warm and welcoming environment in which clients are able to discover the strength they did not know they had and develop the skills and resources needed to achieve the goals they hope to achieve.

My Background and Approach

I understand the importance of providing effective therapy as I provide an environment where the client feels safe and understood. I’m committed to providing this space for all my clients, empowering them to enhance their inner potential, work through difficult and extreme emotions, live in the present moment with purpose and meaning for life.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that everyone can change and grow at their personal rates in life but most importantly deserves the joy in life. My clinical practices are based on trauma-informed, and systems approach to individual and relational therapy. My clinical focus is primarily rooted in attachment theory, which states that we are all hard-wired for connection and that secure attachments with others are some of the greatest indicators of overall well-being. Emotion Focused therapy allows for us to explore your attachment history, identify patterns that contribute to gridlock issues, and then work to communicate your needs in new ways that strengthen connection, trust, and security in your present and future relationships.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • MediCal
  • Anthem
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Farsi
  • Rate: $100 - 150/session


7144618981 Email Sara
Langley Ave
Irvine, CA 92614

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