Ms. Hasti Afkhami, LMFT

(she/her/hers)

About Me

Hello! My name is Hasti Afkhami and I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Los Angeles, CA. I work with adults facing challenges including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, stress, grief/loss, and substance abuse. As a trauma informed therapist, I am passionate about treating the whole person: physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I utilize various techniques (including EMDR) to help clients establish both internal and external resources needed to explore the impact trauma has had on present day experience and work towards trauma processing in a safe and contained way. As a mental health professional, it is exciting and humbling to witness clients change their lives and find peace and resiliency. Trauma can change the way we think, change our relationship with our bodies and change how we interact with people around us. As such, I believe that connecting with ourselves and with others is vital for living a life we all want. I create a therapeutic space that offers authenticity, safety, curiosity, and humor to encourage self-discovery, change, and healing.

Education & Experience

EDUCATION California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA M.S. in Counseling Graduated Summa Cum Laude Area of Concentration: Marriage and Family Therapy 2009 Thesis: “The Relationship Between Intercultural Marriages and Depression” California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA B.A. in Psychology Graduated Summa Cum Laude 2007 Research Publications: Improving Interpersonal Communication Through Community Service. Principal Investigator: August Hoffman, Ph.D. EXPERIENCE Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Mental Health Clinical Supervisor 2019-2021 Kaiser Permanente Psychiatric Social Worker 2017-2019 Tarzana Treatment Centers Mental Health Clinician Marriage and Family Therapy Intern 2014-2017 Cancer Support Community Counseling Student Trainee 2009-2010 Mitchell Family Counseling Clinic Counseling Student Trainee 2007-2009

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Academy of Cognitive Therapy Diplomate and Certified CBT Therapist 2017-Present California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)

Specialty Area

  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved

Language

  • English
  • Farsi

Insurance

  • Sliding Scale

Out-of -Network (Superbill provided)