Treatment Modalities

Narrative Therapy

This means I’m dedicated to understanding the stories people hold about what is significant in their lives, and I seek to listen to meaningful stories that have been silenced. You can expect conversations about the parts of yourself that had to stay hidden because they didn’t fit in or measure up to unrealistic expectations.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

I use DBT skills with clients who struggle with upsetting thoughts, behaviors, or emotions. You can expect concrete activities to help you soothe your emotions, put negative thoughts to rest, and avoid actions that could cause harm.

Mindfulness

This is an awareness and acceptance of the present moment. Sounds easy, but it’s deceptively hard to be fully present in this era of constant distraction.  Learn how to slow down, savor your life, and improve your mental health.

Health at Every Size (HAES)®

“Health” encompasses mental, physical, social, spiritual, and other aspects of your well-being—it is not a number on a scale. I help people of all sizes find kind ways to take care of themselves, while calling out the harmful effects of diet culture.

 

©2019 by Parisa Emam. Headshot photo by Lynn Savercool Photography.