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  • Siuna Esmaili, LCSW, PPSC

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    Siuna Esmaili, LCSW, PPSC

    Siuna Esmaili, LCSW, PPSC

    Adult, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist

    “I am a child, adolescent, and transitional age (18-25) licensed psychotherapist working clinically since 2014 in a variety of settings including schools, in-home, and office based. My passion for understanding human behavior came early on while interning at a variety of domestic violence shelters for women and children. After obtaining my BA in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California Irvine,  I obtained a master’s degree in Social Work from California State University of Long Beach.

    I approach therapy as a collaboration, working closely with each patient and their families as a team to uncover underlying barriers impacting relationships, behavior, and moods. My treatment is tailored to the needs of each patient, but always honing in on my training in Child Parent Psychotherapy, trauma informed modalities, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, dyadic therapy, play therapy, family systems, floor time model, and attachment based theories.

    I am interested in working with children and young adults displaying symptoms of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, and disruptive behavior. “

    Ages: 0-25

     

    Education:

    California State University, Long Beach- Master of Social Work

    California State University, Long Beach- Pupil Personnel Service Credential

    University of California, Irvine – Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Social Behavior

    License number

    LCSW88570

    Experience:

    • Vista Del Mar Child & Family Services: Provided Child Parent Psychotherapy to children 0-5 years old exposed to trauma or living through generational trauma. Worked with children and adolescents dealing with symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral concerns. Utilized Sand Play, Play Therapy, CBT, MAP, and Family Systems treatments.
    • , School Mental Health: Worked with middle and high school students providing groups individual therapy utilizing brief treatment modalities including CBT, CBIT, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, solution focused, and crisis intervention.
    • Westside Infant-Family Network (WIN): Provided dyadic treatment to children ages 0-5 utilizing Floortime model and play therapy.
    • Human Services Association: Provided educational and support groups to adult victims of domestic violence.
    • Children’s Institute Inc.,: Responded to emergency domestic violence calls in conjunction in LAPD to assure all victims received the immediate emotional support and service linkages needed.