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Meet Our Therapists

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Sakeena Mirza, LCSW

CA License #92738

With specialized training in grief, trauma, parenting, and relationships, I work with clients to develop insight into their life challenges and develop a plan toward a place of well-being. I have experience working with clients of all ages.

Coming from a biracial/multicultural background, I am very familiar with navigating diverse perspectives and enjoy working with folks of all backgrounds and life experiences.

Specialized Training:

Attachment-Focused EMDR (Level 3)

Trauma Resiliency Model (Level 2)

Emotionally Focused Therapy (Externship)

Reflective Parenting Program (Certified Leader)

Parenting with Nonviolence (Certified Educator)

Gottman Seven Principles Leader

Trauma-Focused CBT

Prolonged Grief Disorder Therapy

Education:

BA in Arabic (2000, UCLA); Master of Social Welfare (2016, UCLA); Montessori Center for Teacher Education (AMS); Honors BA in Comparative Islamic Studies (current, Usul Academy)

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Amber Ansari, MPH, LMSW, ASW

CA ASW Registration #105276
under supervision of Sakeena Mirza, LCSW

An education in Public Health and Social Work provides me with a unique lens to approach challenges. Together, we can find sustainable ways to heal and grow. Specialized training in trauma, grief, and mental health have allowed me to successfully work with adolescents and adults. Additionally, I have experience working in medical settings and with individuals and families with end-of-life care. My intersecting identities promote empathy in working with people of all backgrounds.

 

Specialized Training:

Evidence Based Treatment Approaches to Adult Traumatic Grief Trauma

Grief Component Therapy – Adolescents 

Sexual Assault Training Program

Education:

BS in Health (2016, University of Houston); Master of Social Work, Trauma Education Program Fellow (2019, University of Houston); Master of Public Health (2019, University of Houston)