Kaneeza Lafir

Psychologist, PsyD, PhD, CAMS-II

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Kaneeza Lafir

Psychologist, PsyD, PhD, CAMS-II


Location

Offers online therapy

Kaneeza Lafir Psychological Services Inc
1601 Dove Street
Suite 105
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(562) 263-9703

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Additional Location

Prepare to Change Counseling
222 W Main Street
# 101
Tustin, CA 92780
(949) 484-9722
Sleep rarely visits you anymore. As you watch the clock, your mind swims with what was and what could be… you scrutinize your day, only seeing what you did wrong. Even when you're surrounded by friends, all you can feel is lonely, invisible. This moment should be a happy one, but you’re weighed down by self-doubt. How to make sense of this? You think, "Aren’t I supposed to be a successful adult? Then why is this so hard?" This level of disappointment is heavy to bear, hard to throw off, and even harder to ignore, in order to move forward to who and what you think you could, and want, to be.
Therapy with me will focus on early childhood, and will help you understand how those relationships affect your ongoing emotional development and how your relationships are formed today. My work with families is similar. Together, we will look for paradigms and how they influence the family structure.
Imagine finding a safe person to share doubts, self-hatred, guilt, and shame with. Your journey of self-exploration can begin with someone who is dedicated to helping you understand your past & present, and help you take on your life & future. New self-awareness will illuminate the darkness. Find out more about me & my practice at www.drkaneezalafir.com.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $170 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • PPO out of network and will provide a superbill
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 18 Years
  • License: California / PSY19238
  • School: Rosemead School of Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 2000

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis / PsyD - Psychoanalysis
  • Certificate Date: 2011
  • Certificate: CAMFT / 72338
  • Certificate Date: 2006

Kaneeza Lafir's Groups

Anger Management

How bad does it need to get before you decide to get help! Learn how to express your anger without ruining your relationships and your life! "You are quick-tempered and hot headed," You have a fiery temper," "You say a lot of nasty things when you are mad." These are familiar words you hear from friends and family. You get angry when others don't do things as fast as you'd like. When you get frustrated you feel like hitting someone. There is nothing you resent more than not being recognized for all your hard work.

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Location

Kaneeza Lafir Psychological Services Inc
1601 Dove Street
Suite 105
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(562) 263-9703
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Prepare to Change Counseling
222 W Main Street
# 101
Tustin, CA 92780
(949) 484-9722
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Child
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Testing and Evaluation
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Hispanic and Latino
I also speak: Sinhalese and Tamil
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors -
  • Faith as it impacts a person
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Integration: Religious values
  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Relational
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Professional Connections

I highly recommend Dr. Kaneeza Lafir. She is caring and competent..She carefully considers the personality and needs of an individual when deciding how to help him or her.
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Dr. Jennifer Fee, PsyD
Psychologist

One of the most nurturing presences I've known. I would recommend Dr Lafir for anyone seeking the best mental health they can attain.
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Mr. Timothy Schlensker, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist

Last Modified: 23 Jul 2021
Kaneeza Lafir, PsyD, PhD, CAMS-II, Psychologist in Newport Beach
Kaneeza Lafir

Psychologist, PsyD, PhD, CAMS-II