Dr. Mahsa completed her Bachelor's in Psychology and Masters in Social Work at UCLA in 2008. She completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Social Work, with an emphasis on psychodynamic treatment in 2016. She has over 12 years of experience in the field of Mental Health, working with hard to reach populations, those struggling with histories of trauma depression anxiety, and relationship difficulties. She started her career in working with children and families impacted by trauma at the Department of Children and Family Services. She then moved onto working at the jails, Twin Towers correctional facility, Men's Central Detention Center, and CRDF, working with incarcerated women and men. She also worked at a Mental Health Clinic, working with more severe mental disorders and those being significantly affected by their mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, etc. In addition to working with individuals, couples, families, and children affected by trauma, relationship issues, immigration, and severe mental health, She has experience in working with addiction and those affected by addiction. She has worked at an outpatient drug and alcohol program and gains much insightful information. Dr. Mahsa is Also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
Dr. Mahsa's treatment modality is a combination of different cutting edge treatments for depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and trauma. She uses a psychodynamic approach to treatment, where the goal of treatment is to identify, grieve, and heal the root causes of the symptoms. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, attachment, and other modalities to provide her clients with tools to manage their symptoms as together they embark on the journey of self-discovery, healing, and thriving. She considers herself a guide, collaborator, and source of support for her clients. She provides her clients with insights related to their adaptive and maladaptive behaviors, thoughts, and ways of interacting with others. She helps her clients understand and appreciate the need for these behaviors at the time they were developed and how to improve upon them. In her sessions, she helps the clients to explore, understand and come to terms with their experiences, feel what was unfelt, resolve what is unresolved and grow and prosper with the renewed freedom they reach as a result.