In all phases of life, we face constant change and unexpected circumstances. Even for those who are strongly independent and resilient, life can be overwhelming at times. Therapy can be a space to explore the parts of life that feel uncertain and unmanageable, and identify where you want to go from here. Building the foundation for growth in therapy starts by creating a safe, genuine space where people can feel heard, understood, and valued for the person they are. I believe that people can foster long-term growth through understanding their journey, connecting with their true emotions, and empowering choice with authenticity.
Welcome. I work primarily with couples and couples who are parents. Parenting and marriage play significant roles in our lives and they got harder during Covid. New parents especially are coping with topics that their relatives and friends with older children may have a hard time relating to. I am here to help new parents and couples navigate this transition time as individuals, partners, and parents. I rely heavily on attachment theory, Gottman method techniques for couples and raising emotionally intelligent children, and mindfulness.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Sepideh Garmroudi is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California and a Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor at Pasadena Trauma Therapy, Inc. She specializes in the treatment of trauma, relationship issues, transitional issues, self-esteem issues, cultural issues, immigration issues, anxiety, depression, and stress-related issues. She use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help her clients feel their emotions safely and help them make sense of their needs, desires, and emotional responses.
If you are seeking therapy, it’s because you are motivated toward alleviating emotional distress, which tells me that you are open to a new way of thinking and feeling. Often, when a person enters therapy, they are feeling overwhelmed by the stressors in their life. Some stressors may be with a life transition (work, school, role, move, changes in family composition, etc.), may be with intimate relationships, parenting stress, a loved one’s illness or disability, financial stress, community violence, housing, and so much more. Many people are unaware of how stressors in their life impact physical and emotional wellbeing.
I graduated with my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, with a specialization in Spiritual and Depth Psychology. While at Antioch, I studied Tibetan Buddhism in France, exploring its applications to the therapeutic process, and also in San Paulo, Brazil studying the connection between spirituality and medicine. I combine my previous experience with mindfulness, meditation, and Jungian psychology in my therapeutic approach, incorporating them with interventions from orientations such as CBT and DBT. I have worked with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, and addiction issues.
Are you having trouble changing your habits? Are you frustrated because you keep repeating the same patterns in your life? Many factors, such as underlying emotional issues, stress, or how you think about yourself and your life can be barriers to changing and living more healthfully. As a licensed clinical psychologist and a former registered dietitian, with a master's degree in theology, I can help you from a holistic perspective, addressing issues that affect mind, body, and spirit as they relate to your specific goals. I believe that deep listening and empathy are foundational for self-understanding and change.
Are you anxious about your health or visits to the doctor? Trying to cope with your health condition? Learning and exploring your racial, ethnic. and/or cultural identity? Considering or in the process of freezing your eggs and/or becoming a solo parent by choice? I’m here to help. Whether you are a teen, adult, or older adult, I will work with you to develop skills, find your new normal, and/or identify and move toward goals that align with your values.
Are you feeling overwhelmed or anxious? Maybe depression has started to creep in and has made facing daily life feel daunting. Sometimes these feelings make it hard to sleep, or to get out of bed in the morning. Maybe what once felt like an easy task now feels impossible to even think about. Seeking therapy is a great step toward getting the care and support you need to find healing and to build healthy coping skills for managing the ups and downs of life. I am an Associate Clinical Social Worker currently working under the supervision of Aviva Wolfson, LMFT, LPCC at Mindful Pasadena.
Are you ready for change but not sure how to get there? Has COVID-19, social injustice, or life events caused you to rethink your current circumstances? Are you experiencing challenges in managing your multiple roles, in your personal relationships, at school, at work, or in your community? Do you want things to be different but you are not sure where to start? Call me. I am a licensed clinical psychologist who provides ADHD, gifted and learning disability testing and specializes in providing therapy to Black women. I approach treatment from a holistic perspective, recognizing the importance of engaging the mind, body and spirit.
If you are looking for clarity, connection, or help with life’s problems; then you are in the right place. Are you unhappy about how things are turning out for you? Feeling lost, stressed, overwhelmed, unable to sleep? Perhaps, you are feeling professionally frustrated, in a stagnant career, living for the weekends? Involved in an unhappy relationship, contemplating divorce? You are not alone. Therapy is a journey to self-exploration, growth, and healing. A journey where the therapist and client are fellow travelers. Finding the right therapist is the first step.
"All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware." (Martin Buber) Therapy is a journey into the heart. Therapy is also a meeting place between two personal universes, where client and therapist meet. More importantly therapy is a sacred space between two people, where lost and forgotten places of the human soul can be found, redeemed and recovered. My passion to help others is birthed out of my personal experience and continuing search for life's deeper meaning. I am convinced that the answer to man's search is found in the relational context of life.
Have you ever wondered if you have ADHD? Have you felt frustrated with therapy and wanted clarification on your diagnosis? Sometimes psychological/neuropsychological evaluation can help to elucidate the problem and provide illuminating recommendations toward recovery. An objective assessment looking at your whole being and context can be your next step.
Life losses its zeal when we become disconnected from ourselves, others, and our surroundings. It becomes even more difficult when there is a desire for change, but we just don’t know how to get what we desire most. Whether it be to learn how to smile again as we deal with our day-to-day activities, enjoy a simple walk without being bombarded with worries, deal with mishaps without going into a rage, or being able to talk to those that we love even after they wear on our nerves. That emotional burden, pain and/or fatigue can be sometimes too much to bear, whether someone be a teenager, young adult, elder adult, man, or women.
BrightView is a clinician & family owned provider dedicated to the ethical and effective practice of Applied Behavioral Analysis for children, adolescents, and young adults with developmental disabilities. BrightView believes in establishing a personal connection to each family, and is committed to the advancement of each and every client. At BrightView, families will experience the delivery of individualized, high quality care, & a commitment to excellence. We are passionate about the work we do, and do so with expertise, integrity, and consistency.
Welcome! Deciding to begin individual therapy can be confusing, intimidating and plain frightening. It takes courage to make that first step. If you are reading this, there is a good chance you have come to a place in your life where things have been more difficult to manage and you are not feeling like yourself. Perhaps you are adjusting to new life changes or were confronted with a traumatic life event. We go through life and face challenges every day and we all have found ways to manage our obstacles; however, sometimes life throws too much at us and we realize that our old ways of managing our stressors are not enough.
Life can feel impossible to avoid struggling and we often don't feel we have the skills to cope successfully through. Unfortunately, sometimes we don't have all the resources we need for a given situation. Parts of us take on desperate roles trying to help us to survive. This might look like anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction, and relationship/family issues. I aim to help you process unresolved issues and feelings and find solutions.
Life is complex and it can lead you to feel unbalanced, or disconnected from yourself and others. Do you find yourself questioning your self-worth or having difficulty creating healthy boundaries? Maybe you’re experiencing anxiety or depression, or processing difficult life events and changes. I understand that life can present its share of challenges due to the systems, communities, and families we live in and come from. I'm passionate about creating supportive and liberating spaces for individuals and I strive to create a space of understanding and safety for people of color, and women during pregnancy and their mothering journey.
Making the decision to start therapy can come with apprehension. I believe your best judgement guided you to search for the right therapist. I have a direct and compassionate style of working with children, adolescents, college students, and adults. I assist clients in reducing anxiety and depression in order to feel confident, achieve a healthier sense of self, and live in accordance to their values. I believe honoring one's intuition is the key to healing- whether that be through play therapy, creative art interventions, or talk therapy. I enjoy helping others explore their identity and to accept various parts of themselves.