Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.

                                                          ---DAVID RICHO


Dr. Marjan Bakhtiyari

Psy.D. Clinical Psychologist 

California License #PSY27557


This is this very belief that reflects my life calling. The understanding that the proper nurturing of our minds

and hearts will inevitably create a future that is balanced in justice and compassion. My mission is to translate this truth from an abstract macro cosmic concept into a practical microcosm. I have extensive experience counseling individual adults and children, couples, and families who are struggling with recovery from abuse, trauma, grief, depression, anger management, anxiety, academic problems, behavioral problems, low self-esteem, and conduct disorder. My goal is to offer a safe and peaceful environment for my clients to cope more effectively with their life issues and mental health problems. I would like to provide educational insight and instructional courses focused on healthy, responsible parenting. I present well-rounded courses for every type of parent from single teen moms to family planning for engaged couples.


Education: I graduated with my master’s degree in marriage and family therapy in 2009 and my doctor's degree in clinical psychology, Psy.D. in 2012. Work experiences: I have experience working with adults who suffer from chronic mental illness and mood disorders such as bipolar, schizophrenia, major depression, and borderline. I also have experience working at an elementary school as a school psychologist with children dealing with academic problems, behavioral problems, oppositional behavior, conduct disorder, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief and loss, anger management, and trauma.