Kiana Sadrosadat, AMFT
Showing compassion, care, and unwavering support have been fundamental aspects of my identity from a young age. During my childhood, I actively participated in numerous peer support groups, offering companionship and assistance to students experiencing isolation or in need of a helping hand. Then, throughout my college years, my commitment to care deepened as I volunteered at many organizations, with a particular passion for mental health peer support groups, as well as offering support to children in orphanages.
It felt instinctive to pursue a career dedicated to supporting others.
My path to becoming a therapist came from my own therapeutic experience as a child, in tandem with a desire to connect with others and empower them on their journeys. As an undergraduate, I majored in and was fascinated by Sociology, and how our world impacts who we become as individuals. After graduation, I decided to pursue my Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy. Following that, I began my Doctoral candidacy in Couples & Family Therapy.
My Focus and my Why:
I support a diverse range of clients presenting a spectrum of mental health concerns and personal challenges. My goal is to be dedicated to supporting my clients, regardless of age, gender, culture, religion, or sexual orientation.
I work with those suffering from anxiety, depression, mood disorders, OCD, and sleep disorders, as well as those who are experiencing social and interpersonal challenges, couple, family, and relational challenges, parenting and child behavior challenges, stress and emotional challenges, and trauma. I mostly draw upon Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) models of therapy.
I find using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) models powerful, as they emphasize how we manage our emotions and emotional states in both our relationships with ourselves and with others. I have first-hand experience with this both as a client during my childhood, and as a therapist who has seen the benefits of EFT’s non-blaming and attachment-repairing nature.
Each individual is unique, and everyone possesses their own distinct needs, concerns, and aspirations. Because of this, I craft tailored treatment for each client, utilizing a person-centered, humanistic approach that takes into account the entirety of their life experiences.
In addition to the effectiveness of EFT that I use which promotes emotional regulation, safety, and attachment experiences, I use tools from Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to empower my clients towards addressing self-defeating thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
Outside of being a therapist, I spend my time drawing, learning, and gaming. Family holds a special place in my heart, and I am a dedicated animal lover.
● B.A. in Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
● M.S. in Marriage & Family Therapy, University of Southern California (USC)
● Current Doctoral candidate for PsyD in Couples & Family Therapy, Alliant International University/California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP)
Let’s Begin Your Journey
Therapy with me is a partnership where we work together as a team to explore your world and shift towards your desired goals. If you are ready to embark towards self-compassion and discovery, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
To schedule a consultation or learn more about therapy with me, please call (818) 547-2623 or use the contact page.
I look forward to joining you on your path to personal growth and healing.