Sarit Fassazadeh, LCSW
Serving Clients Since 2012
I have always been someone who seeks out opportunities to help others help themselves. I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a social worker. Thus, I pursued academia and earned my Masters in Social Work at the University of Southern California. Throughout my professional experience, I have been fortunate in having had opportunities to work with diverse populations. I have worked with elementary school children, adults facing chronic homelessness and clients with severe psychopathologies. Through each person I have worked with, I have received gifts of wisdom and knowledge that I continue to use in my practice. Healing with Purpose was created to offer support to my community. I hope that my passion and drive in supporting others warrants a successful practice that benefits those who are open to healing with purpose.
You have already started your journey by coming here today! This is one of the hardest steps. As some who has experienced therapy herself, I understand how difficult, scary and vulnerable it can be. This is why I promise to carefully listen with an open mind. Be a sounding board with no hidden agenda. Stand behind your goals when possible. Be practical, kind, and honest. My goal is to empower you, foster your strengths, teach you to reframe negative thoughts and support you in taking action toward the life you deserve to live.
ACCEPTANCE & COMMITMENT THERAPY
A mindfulness based intervention that teaches psychological skills to effectively deal with painful thoughts and feelings in such a way that they have less influence and impact over one’s life. it helps individuals clarify their values and use them to guide, motivate and inspire a change for the better.
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
Therapy designed to help bring insight and awareness into how your thoughts, feelings and actions effect one another. CBT aims to help you deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts. You’re shown how to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel. Unlike some other talking treatments, CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past. It looks for practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis.”
COMPASSION FOCUSED THERAPY
Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) helps those who struggle with the shame and self-criticism that can result from early experiences of abuse or neglect. CFT teaches clients to cultivate skills in compassion and self-compassion, which can help regulate mood and lead to feelings of safety, self-acceptance, and comfort.
COMPREHENSIVE BEHAVIORAL MODEL TREATMENT (COMB)
The ComB model was developed by Charles Mansueto, PhD and his colleagues at the Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington. It is one of the leading cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) approaches to treating BFRBs, by identifying the function of the target behavior (e.g. hair-pulling or skin-picking) and creating a targeted replacement for it. The ComB model assesses five functional domains known to be associated with the promotion of the BFRB. The five domains are: Sensory, Cognitive, Affective, Motor, and Place.
I have been trained and received certificates for each therapy model.