Kaiser Permanente physician
My gender: Female
Accepting new patients. Referral may be required.
Welcome to my Web page. I’m glad that I have this opportunity to introduce my practice philosophy and myself. The opportunity to help children, adolescents, adults, and their families led me to choose psychiatry as a specialty.
I was born and raised in Iran where I also completed medical school. I finished my adult psychiatry residency and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Medical College of Georgia. I did research in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at Medical College of Georgia and at UCLA. I practiced as an attending physician at UCLA after my training. I joined Kaiser Permanente in 2009. I enjoy helping parents with communication skills, creative expression, and the creation of positive energy.
I am a board-certified psychiatrist, and my professional affiliations include the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. My relationship with my patients is very important to me. The two reasons I chose my career are the possibilities of keeping children emotionally healthy and, when possible, preventing illness. I believe in open communication with my patients in order to understand their problems and then develop a treatment plan together to reach a resolution and promote wellness. In addition to English, I also speak Farsi.
My family is a priority in my life. I thrive by reading and using mindfulness exercises.