My professional life: I went to CSULB from 2005-2010 for a BA and MA in English: Emphasis in Creative Writing. I knew I wanted to live in LB after my first day at CSULB! After graduating with my BA, I was hired by LAUSD to be a high school art teacher at Roosevelt High School in East LA. I taught at LAUSD for 8 yrs untilI I was pink-slipped. In 2012, I went back to grad school for a second time and eventually graduated with my MA in Clinical Psychology: Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. My clinical experience comes from working at places such as Union Rescue Mission, Glendale Community College counseling center, The LGBT Center of Long Beach, and College Hospital of Long Beach to name a few. I am incredibly proud to say that I also have a group practice, LBC Wellness and have several amazing MFT/MSW associates as well as licensed therapists who speak multiple languages.
My personal life: I was born in Iran, came to the US when I was 5 and lived in Glendale my entire life until I moved to Long Beach in 2015. I speak Farsi fluently as it's my first language. The things I am most passionate about are animal and environmental conservation. My hobbies include painting, biking, ceramics, video games, self-care, tennis, and going to the beach... I love Long Beach! I live here with my 2 Australian Shepherds Echo & Disco and my cat Felix.