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Mar Vista Therapists

Dr. Soheila Hosseini, PhD

Alison Christiansen, LCSW

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Dr. Soheila Hosseini, PhD

My aspiration has always been to understand the complexity of human behavior and through this lens, I have been able to support my clients to explore distinct ways to live more satisfying and fulfilling lives.

As a licensed clinical psychologist, I have provided psychotherapy for adults, children, couples, and groups within community mental health centers, private practices and inpatient psychological facilities. I take pride in working with clients from various cultural backgrounds, the LGBTQ community, as well as those with diverse mental health conditions, such as: bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD and phobia. I specialize in treating eating disorders, addiction and personality disorders such as borderline personality disorder. Additionally, I specialize in treating couples and families.

How I Work

The primary theoretical intervention I utilize is CBT, DBT, Mindfulness and psychodynamic approaches. I am fluent in Farsi and provide psychotherapy in Farsi.

My goal is to provide my clients a nurturing and therapeutic environment in which they can achieve their potential and live their dream lives. My hope is to support my clients to develop clear insight and powerful skills to create astonishing results in all aspects of their lives in order to live a more fulfilling life.

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Alison Christiansen, LCSW

Helping others create change in their lives is something I am deeply passionate about. For the past decade, I have been invested in helping others to heal, grow and live in their full potential, and have worked with a variety of populations in an array of settings. I recognize that asking for help is often no simple task.

I believe therapy is an invitation to delve deeper into your truth so that you can live an authentic, full life. It’s a vulnerable process and a unique experience for every being, though can be transformational.

How I Work

I work primarily with teenagers and adults in individual and family therapy and integrate a variety of modalities into my work. I am also a certified yoga teacher with specialized training in therapeutic yoga. I am especially passionate about integrating therapeutic yoga and mindfulness into the work I do with clients and find it beneficial when working with anxiety and trauma-related symptoms. I find that these frameworks provide a variety of concrete tools to use when in distress, and also aid in deeply integrating change, growth and healing. That way, growth can be maintainedI also utilize Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Focused Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

I view therapy as a collaboration. I believe you bring your own unique set of strengths to the table and together we will explore modalities which best suit you and your current concerns. I will meet you where you’re at in your process with compassion and I offer a safe space where you can explore concerns openly and honestly. I believe that all beings are whole as they are and worthy, and therapy can aid us in returning to that remembrance.

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