5252 Balboa Ave., #502 San Diego, CA 92117
Dr. Khodaparast earned her doctorate from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in Boston. She has over 15 years in clinical practice providing individual and couple therapy, as well as conducting forensic evaluations for personal injuries, civil cases, immigration evaluations, and pre surgical clearance psychological evaluations. She has also been conducting medical-legal worker’s compensation evaluations as a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) Since 2014.
Dr. Khodaparast specializes in utilizing psychodynamic orientation and focuses on treating trauma and PTSD including childhood sexual and physical abuse, sexual assault survivors, war trauma, as well as eating disorders, and adoption related issues. She appreciates the complexity of human psyche and understands the process and the importance of “meeting the patients where they are at.” During the treatment, Dr. Khodaparast uses multiple approaches and strategies including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and Jungian therapy to help patients to recognize the unconscious thoughts and feelings that effect their decisions and assist them to break their unwanted behavioral patterns.
David Lipsitt, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist providing neuropsychological evaluations, individual psychotherapy for children and adults, and parenting consultations.
With 16 years of experience in neuropsychological and socialemotional assessment, Dr. Lipsitt provides a strengths-based, nonpathologizing approach. He specializes in the impact of emotional wellness on learning and productivity — and vice versa!). If you or your child have difficulty focusing, organizing, controlling impulses, remembering, learning, processing details, seeing “the big picture” or main idea, performing academics, or navigating the social environment, Dr. Lipsitt provides evaluations.
My educational background includes a B.S. in Psychology, a M.S. in clinical psychology, and a doctorate in clinical psychology (Psy.D) from California Southern University. My work experience encompasses extensive experience in mood disorders, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, multi-substance abuse disorder and assisting with periods of adjustment. I help my clients to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships that would eventually improve their overall well-beings.
I am aware that no single approach is the right one for every individual, and so I have been trained in a range of modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic theories, grounding techniques, mindfulness meditation, and attachment-focused therapy. I have provided both individual, couple, and group therapy to a wide range of individuals. I feel therapy is a journey shared by therapist and client and I strive in creating a safe and inviting space for you to comfortably embark on this journey.
A strong mind results in a healthy and happy life and I want to be the person that helps others achieve that. My training is deeply rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy and motivational interviewing. I will utilize techniques that explore your thought process, emotions, and behaviors to assist you in reaching your goals. When working alongside me in treatment, your goals are the utmost important. In therapy, I am supportive to my clients and strive for collaboration.
Furthermore, I have a distinctive interest and expertise in working with culturally and racially diverse individuals.
Language(s): English, Farsi
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