Sherly Khodadad, MS, LMFT treats the full array of psychological and emotional difficulties including depression, postpartum depression, anxiety and anxiety-associated conditions, panic attacks, trauma / PTSD, relationship issues, cultural transition, stress-related problems, self-esteem issues, grief / bereavement, and fertility issues.
Seeking help is the first step towards a healthier, more balanced life. Careful consideration needs to be taken in choosing a therapist as one may be vulnerable due to life stressors. Sherly Khodadad, MS, LMFT pays great respect to each individual seeking her services and has compassion as each person shares and examines sensitive psychological and emotional experiences. Sherly builds a personalized treatment and takes you through the process at your own pace as she believes in providing a safe therapeutic relationship for increasing insight, healing and transformation.
" In my psychotherapy practice I integrate from various teachings & evidenced based techniques in consideration of each person's unique needs, culture, values, life styles & spiritual perspectives. The assessment & treatment consideration is based on careful consideration of the presenting issues, conditions & symptoms. I utilize Western traditional models as well as Eastern perspectives in gaining insight and in optimizing one's internal faculties. I have been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) to help overcome traumatic symptoms, flashbacks and anxiety. I teach the use of rhythmic breath exercises in targeting symptom reliefs, in teaching tools for self-regulation, to supporting mental clarity, mental concentration and developing the flexibility in thinking. My treatment modalities include CBT, psychodynamic, EMDR, humanistic-existential, psycho-educational and the use of rhythmic breath exercises."
Sherly Khodadad, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in West Los Angeles, California. She has over 26 years of clinical experience. She earned her Master of Science in Psychology from University of Southern California with honors. From 2002-2004 she continued her postgraduate studies by attending a two-year certificate psychoanalytic psychotherapy training at Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute (SCPI) in Beverly Hills and later attending Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP). Her training was at non-profit agencies such as Julia Ann Singer Center, Family Services of LA, LA Free Clinic with extensive supervisions. She continued her practice as a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and training coordinator in highly respected academic and clinical agencies namely Campion Mental Health Center, OPCC in Santa Monica and Didi Hirsch. In 2003, she was trained in EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, by EMDR Institute, Inc. In the same year she also had training in Critical Incident Stress Management Debriefing.
In 1997, she started her private practice providing psychotherapy services for adults, adolescents, and couples. She has written and published psychological articles for the Iranian American magazines and has been a guest speaker on Iranian radio and on professional psychological panels. She has been active in educational studies and research studies.
“As a psychotherapist, I have chosen and committed myself to continuous path of exploration, expression, and expansion in relation to myself and those I work with professionally. My goal is to help each individual in gaining a deeper understanding of themselves, to help alleviate the emotional pain and to support growth and the necessary changes to reach an optimum wellbeing. I enjoy and have experience working with people from various cultural & ethnic backgrounds.”
Sherly is very passionate about the field of psychology and enjoys contributing knowledge for the welfare of the community at large. She has interest in Persian poetry, photography, humanitarian principles and spiritual studies.