Amir Ahmed

Psychological Associate, PsyD

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Verified by Psychology Today
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(661) 513-3573

Amir Ahmed

Psychological Associate, PsyD

He/Him/His

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

1050 Kiely Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95051
(661) 513-3573
Offers online therapy

About

Much like the core of hip-hop music, therapy is rooted in self-discovery. Healing comes from looking inward and reflecting on how our past experiences, both hardships and victories, shaped who we are. Using hip hop as inspiration for my clinical work, my goal is to support you on your journey into a more integrated self. This collaborative approach can include an exploration of the self, the people in your lives, and the world around you. My hope is we can create a space where we keep it real so you can “bloom and glow.” I have an integrative approach with a range of modalities including psychodynamic, CBT and nature psychology.
As a Pakistani Muslim American, I strive to de-stigmatize therapy in the Muslim and Asian diasporas. I’m particularly interested in providing access to therapy for children, teens, and adults of color from these and other communities. I have a growing expertise in issues of identity development, societal injustices, and racial traumas.
I received my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. My experience comes from community settings focused on past and ongoing trauma, life transitions, complex mental diagnoses endured by children, adults, and families. I’ve practiced therapy in multi-disciplinary, community, medical and educational systems.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $175
  • Sliding Scale: Yes

Qualifications

  • School: The Wright Institute
  • Year Graduated: 2021
  • Supervisor: Dina Alkhoury
  • Supervisor License: California / PSY31387

Location

1050 Kiely Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95051
(661) 513-3573
Offers online therapy
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Parenting
  • Coping Skills
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child
  • Codependency
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Men's Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Faith: Muslim
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sandplay
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 16 Aug 2022
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Amir Ahmed

Psychological Associate, PsyD