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Dina Bdaiwi

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Current Availability:

Mondays and Fridays 10 am-4 pm. Wednesdays 10 am-4 pm and 5 pm-7 pm. Thursdays 5 pm-8 pm.

Dina Bdaiwi remote and phone therapy in CaliforniaDina Bdaiwi remote and phone therapy in California
Provides therapy in California

About Me:

  • My clients describe me as:

    Energetic, real, validating, warm, authentic, encouraging, accepting, creative, and alternative.

  • Something to know about my approach is:

    Sometimes it's hard to be a human, to have a body, to deal with family, and to feel safe in relationships. I practice a blend of Narrative, Relational-Cultural, and Feminist Therapies. Context matters, language matters, identity matters.

  • Together, we will:

    We will deconstruct myths about you And replace them w/ truths! Remove value/stigma/judgment from your relationship with your body. Accepting and working with the body you have today. Learn how to (do no harm, but) take no shit! Inspire authenticity.

  • I specialize in working with people who:

    Young women/femmes/Queers feeling lost/uncertain about their place in the world. Folks who are figuring out what healthy relationships feel like. Folks who struggle with body image and disordered eating habits. College students dealing with adjusting

  • I became a therapist because:

    To become an advocate, to work with folks who have been mistreated and misunderstood. I intend to be who I needed when I was younger.

  • Something that stands out about where I offer therapy is:

    We are all Queer-identified therapists at Hella Good Therapy. We are social justice-oriented & trauma-informed! We promote healing through connection!

  • More about me and my practice:

    I am an alumn of UCI and CSUF. I have two bunnies and a cat. I am a twin with twin younger sisters. I am Latinx (Mexican) and Arab (Syrian/Lebanese). I am mixed! I love memes, zines, and indie/alt-rock music. I have piercings and dyed hair.

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