A Bit About Me
As a first generation Egyptian-American lawyer turned therapist, I have an intimate understanding of what it means to navigate seemingly contradicting cultures, while fostering a profound appreciation for the complexities of identity, community, and healing.
My career path has taken me from Georgetown University Law Center (GULC), where I earned my law degree, to the world of mental health, culminating in a master's degree in counseling from San Diego State University (SDSU). As a licensed attorney, I had the opportunity to help individuals navigate the intricate and emotional landscapes that legal matters often touch upon. Now, as a therapist, I have the privilege of primarily focusing on mental health and well-being for individuals and couples.
I started my therapy work with the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), providing crisis support to survivors of sexual assault. My work with RAINN trained me in trauma-informed care and reinforced the significance of providing a supportive, non-judgmental environment for individuals who have experienced trauma and abuse.
My clinical work continued over the past two years at a community counseling clinic in San Diego, where I had the privilege of providing a richly diverse population of clients with individual, couples, and family counseling. In my therapy practice, I use client-centered modalities like Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Brainspotting, as they align with my belief in the significance of emotions, personal narratives, and the mind-body connection in healing and personal growth.
Masters of Science, Marriage and Family Therapy - San Diego State University
Post-Baccalaureate Psychological Science Program - University of California, Irvine
Juris Doctor - Georgetown University Law Center
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science - University of California, Los Angeles
Brainspotting (Phase 1)
Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
$150 / 50 mins
Free 30 minute phone consultation
I do not accept insurance but can provide a superbill to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.