Sobia Saleem Psychotherapist (they/وہ)

MA, AMFT
Accepting Clients

Hi there! I'm a therapist who's passionate about and experienced in working with the trans, kinky, poly, and chronically ill communities.

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Costa Mesa, CA
Supervised by Brooklynn Kendall, LMFT

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS!*** Are you a trans, kinky, or poly person looking for a therapist who understands and reflects you? Are you chronically ill and tired of having to educate your therapists about your medical conditions? If so, you've come to the right therapist page. I want to give you the care you *deserve.* I want to work with you on the unique challenges you might be facing, like how to manage transitioning, exploring sexual dynamics, and finding balance with your health.

My Background and Approach

As someone who was trained at and saw a full caseload of clients at the LGBTQ Center of Orange County, I have experience working with clients like you, clients who have marginalized QTBIPOC identities. In addition, I have 10+ years of experiencing serving the chronic illness community. I use EMDR, Imago, and narrative therapy to empower you in your story. I continue to actively seek every opportunity to learn about the issues that face the niche communities I serve because your problems matter to me. We will work collaborative to create goals, utilize research, employ interventions, and foster your agency in your healing journey. I might not know you yet, but I know some of your pain quite well. My loved ones in the community and my clients have shared stories similar to yours--I might even have one similar to yours. It's my life mission to help ease your pain and to help you heal. Let's connect over the phone for 20 minutes and see if we're a good fit. It doesn't hurt to call!

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

As a queer Muslim therapist--I know you may have had to read that twice--I believe that everyone deserves to have a therapist who understands, appreciates, and addresses the multiplicity of who they are. This is part of the reason that I became a therapist myself. I didn't see therapists who understood my complex experiences or who were willing to do the work so that I didn't have to educate them during our limited time together. It's important to me that you feel more than seen and heard in the therapeutic space--you should feel accepted for who you are and not judged because of it. If you work with me, I will never pathologize you unless you believe that something is a problem for you or affecting your functioning in some way. We will collaborate in designing your treatment goals based on your values and needs to address your concerns. At the end of the day, therapy is about making your life what you would want it to be in a way that is authentic to your values and desires.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 1 year of practice
  • Languages: English, Hindi, Urdu
  • Rate: $185 - 215/session

Info

949-228-9719 Email Sobia
2900 Bristol St.
Suite J204
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
353 Crescent Village Cir.
San Jose, CA 95134

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