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 Masters of Science in Psychology from University of Southern California with honors. From 2002-2004 she continued her post gratuate studies by attending a two year certificate psychoanalytic psychotherapy training at Sotherna California Psychoanalytic Institute (SCPI) in Beverly Hills and later attending Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP). Her trainings were at non-profit agencies 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 have provided lectures. 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 well being. 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.