- Orange County
Parvin Saberi-Shakib, LMFT
Parvin has always been drawn to studying and understanding human behavior and the connections we have with one another. She believes that each person has the need to feel accepted, understood, and safe. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, she works to create a space where others can feel that sense of safety and acceptance. She loves her work and considers it a great privilege to be part of someone’s healing and growth, to be invited into some of people’s most difficult moments, and create a space where they are free to be wholly human. Parvin has always been passionate about mental health and making therapy accessible, especially treatment that is trauma informed, strength based, culturally competent, sensitive, and socially conscious.
Parvin recognizes that seeking therapy can have stigma attached to it among some marginalized and minority communities; and she knows that these communities may feel unheard or misunderstood by therapists who do not strive to understand their values, experiences, or background. Parvin is committed to overcoming these barriers, which she knows firsthand, as a therapist who is a Muslim woman and child of immigrants. Parvin aims to bridge the gap she sees in representation in the mental health field among these communities.
Parvin works with young adults, adults, and couples. She has helped many clients experience the positive changes they want in their lives such as overcoming negative thoughts and behaviors, processing and overcoming trauma, building more connected and healthier relationships and boundaries, and learning coping skills to manage anxiety and depression, among others. She specializes in anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, stress, relationship difficulties, interpersonal conflicts, struggles with identity or faith, immigration and acculturation, and difficult life transitions. Whatever challenges you may be facing either as an individual or couple, Parvin is available to provide support and guidance in processing and navigating these experiences within a safe space free of judgement.
When you meet with Parvin for the first time, you can expect her to be warm and down to earth. She will take the time to get to know you and your strengths. She believes the heart of effective therapy is the connection and trust between the therapist and client and that starts from the very first session. She will also explore with you what brings you to therapy, your experiences with past therapists if you’ve had any, and your expectations for the work. She will also work to collaboratively develop treatment goals with you.