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Afa Alizada, Counselor, LGPC, NCC, MEd

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Available most week days.

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About Me:

  • My clients describe me as:

    someone who views you more than just the sum of your symptoms and strives to understand your entire life story, unique personality, and strengths.

  • Something to know about my approach is:

    equal parts warm, relatable, science-backed, and practical. As a holistic trauma therapist, I firmly believe mental health is intimately interlinked with physical, social, and spiritual health, and effective therapy addresses all these dimensions.

  • Together, we will:

    learn to understand and regulate difficult emotions, recognize and replace negative self-talk and beliefs that keep you down or anxious, get at the root of your challenges, and build interpersonal skills for healthy and fulfilling relationships.

  • I specialize in working with people who:

    are introspective and self-aware; may recognize self-sabotaging patterns and self-limiting beliefs that keep repeating in their intimate relationships or professional life; may have read self-help books or tried therapy before, and still feel stuck.

  • I became a therapist because:

    It is my sincere belief that everyone has the capacity to heal, feel whole, and reach their full potential. It brings me joy to support this process.

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

    You'll avoid long commutes and access quality care from the comfort of your home. Ask me about my sliding scale & out-of-network insurance coverage.

  • More about me and my practice:

    As a first generation American and a woman of color, I bring a nuanced understanding of intersectional identities and their impact on mental health. I’m an anti-racist, LGBTQIA+ affirming and sex-positive therapist & enjoy working with diverse folks.

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