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Many people seek a therapist of a similar racial or ethnic background. When given a choice, many Middle Eastern people prefer Middle Eastern therapists. Regardless of your reasoning, this preference should be honored whenever possible to maximize your chances of success in therapy.

Whether you are located in downtown Santa Barbara, the suburbs of Santa Barbara, other nearby places such as Ventura, Lompoc, or anywhere else in California, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Why Choose a Middle Eastern Therapist?

As a Middle Eastern person, your reason for preferring a Middle Eastern therapist doesn’t need validation. But to give you a bit of additional insight, here are some reasons why choosing a Middle Eastern therapist is a good idea:

  • You may feel closer to your therapist since you both share common ground.
  • The cultural and social struggles of living as a Middle Eastern person are more likely to be recognized by a Middle Eastern therapist than by a therapist of another race.
  • If your therapist is of the same race as you, you may be more likely to open up to them about your mental health.

Not all Middle Eastern therapists will be a good match for you. When selecting a therapist, many other elements besides race need to be taken into consideration. Read this article by Jessica Connolly to learn how to find the right therapist for you.

Get Help from a Middle Eastern Therapist today!

Without the right resources, finding a Middle Eastern therapist can be challenging, but we can help! With Mental Health Match, finding a qualified Middle Eastern counselor or therapist is easy! Start by browsing experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Paria Zandi
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I help clients heal their past, let go of what no longer serves them, and invite in new levels of awareness, freedom, and joy.


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Together, we will:

I help clients heal their past, let go of what no longer serves them, and invite in new levels of awareness, freedom, and joy.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use insight from my own personal, lived experience to help clients heal their past, let go of what no longer serves them, and invite in new levels of awareness, freedom, and joy. My work is relational and dynamic (I don't just sit back and listen)

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adolescent Risk Behaviors
  • Adolescents
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Childhood Trauma
  • College Students
  • Cutting and Self Harm
  • Family trauma
  • Mood Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Trauma
  • Young Adults
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Shaddia Ghneim
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We will figure out your needs in order to develop the goals necessary for you to thrive. Through trust, safety, and transparency we will create the life you wish to live for yourself and explore the areas in which are necessary to achieve it.


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Together, we will:

We will figure out your needs in order to develop the goals necessary for you to thrive. Through trust, safety, and transparency we will create the life you wish to live for yourself and explore the areas in which are necessary to achieve it.

Something to know about my approach is:

I utilize an eclectic approach to therapy to meet each individual where they are at in order to meet their goals. My methods allow my clients to develop strength within their individuality and encourage authenticity.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress Management
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Shaddia Ghneim remote and phone therapy in California
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Dr. Kimia Mansoor
Together, we will:

Work together to increase your self-knowledge and to empower you to move forward, even in the most difficult circumstances.


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Together, we will:

Work together to increase your self-knowledge and to empower you to move forward, even in the most difficult circumstances.

Something to know about my approach is:

I tailor treatment to best serve each individual's unique needs; my practice is informed by psychodynamics, attachment theory, social justice, family systems, and other depth-focused approaches to treatment.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Families
  • Burn Out
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Trauma
  • COVID 19 Stress and Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Dissatisfaction
  • Healing from Relationships
  • Identity Development
  • Immigration
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Isolation
  • Life Transitions
  • Loneliness
  • Perfectionism
  • Racial Trauma
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationship Skills
  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Worth
  • Social Anxiety
  • Substance Use
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Dr. Kimia Mansoor remote and phone therapy in California
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Zohreh Kermani
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Work on your conflicts and identify barriers in your journey.


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Together, we will:

Work on your conflicts and identify barriers in your journey.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is psychodynamic psychotherapy. We will work on self-awareness and self-growth.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Dependent Personality Disorder
  • High anxiety
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • Persistant Depressive Disorder
  • Personal Development
  • Psychosomatic Issues
  • Relationship Distress
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Zohreh Kermani remote and phone therapy in California
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Julie Abbou
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Work collaboratively to work on what you feel needs improvements in your life with me providing guidance, challenge when necessary, and constant support. We will work on improving your overall quality of life while emphasizing underlying issues.


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Together, we will:

Work collaboratively to work on what you feel needs improvements in your life with me providing guidance, challenge when necessary, and constant support. We will work on improving your overall quality of life while emphasizing underlying issues.

Something to know about my approach is:

My clients enjoy my directive approach as I pull from a variety of theories (CBT, Humanistic/Empathy, Empowerment, Collaborative) and use a wide range of proven methods to establish the best combination of therapeutic tools to help my clients.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Abandonment Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Codependency
  • Confidence and Self-worth
  • Conflict resolution
  • Depression
  • Goals/Accountability
  • Irreconcilable Differences
  • Life Adjustment
  • Negative habits
  • Overcoming Setbacks
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Self-acceptance
  • Trauma
  • Vulnerability
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Julie Abbou remote and phone therapy in California