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Dr. Kiran Syed, Psychologist

Stress, Anxiety Self esteem Career difficulties Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue
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About me

Proverb: Pū‘ali kalo i ka we ‘ole.
Translation: Taro, for lack of water, grows misshapen.
Meaning: For lack of care one may become ill.

Aloha, and welcome to my page! I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 10 years of counseling experience. I completed my degree at Alliant International University in San Diego, CA. My pre-doctoral internship was at Asian Americans for Community Involvement in the Bay Area, and I subsequently completed my post-doctoral fellowship at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children in Honolulu, Hawaii. I am licensed at the doctoral level in Hawaii and Texas.

The Hawaiian proverb above reflects my personal philosophy regarding human health and well-being. I have treated an array of clients from different ethnic backgrounds, religions, and all walks of life. My areas of interest include men and women's health, fertility stress management, grief counseling, postpartum depression, treating people in the "helping professions" who may be experiencing compassion fatigue and burnout, guiding clients through quarter and mid-life crises, pre-marital counseling, and counseling LGBTQIA populations.

My long-term therapy approach is integrative, leaning more towards existential/humanistic psychotherapy. I have also been formally trained in short term evidence based practices often used in primary care settings including Behavioral Activation, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique, and Problem Solving Therapy-Primary Care. I am a National Register Health Service Provider and speak English, Urdu, and Hindi fluently.

Mahalo for stopping by, and I look forward to guiding you through your healing journey!

Professional experience

10yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression, Coaching, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Expats, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

HI Psychologist PSY-1591

TX Psychologist 36195


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Kiran Syed. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Dr. Syed is amazing to work with. She made a tremendous impact on my life and I couldn't possibly recommend working with her more.

Written on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Kiran for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I really appreciate Dr.Syed. Her approach, views and method of counseling is what I need. Someone that will keep thing completely honest and real with you. I feel as though I've improved with her. Finding someone who I felt as if they'd be a good fit for me has been a struggle. She just gets you and that's hard to come by. She's really great!

Written on Nov 18, 2020 after therapy with Kiran for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

She’s very responsive and helpful. It’s like talking to a trusted friend.

Written on Aug 30, 2020 after therapy with Kiran for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and career difficulties

Dr. Syed is a wonderful listener. She is very kind and compassionate and easy to talk to. I feel comfortable telling her things because I know she will not judge me. She knows a lot about being an empath and I feel that we connect well. She also makes great suggestions. I am very satisfied with her care and wish I had tried better help sooner!

Written on Jun 07, 2020 after therapy with Kiran for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Very grateful to have met such a personable and honest therapist. Those are hard to find! She is blunt and real and I need that!

Written on May 04, 2020 after therapy with Kiran for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

She’s great! Always a listening ear and super easy to talk to.

Written on Apr 19, 2020 after therapy with Kiran for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and coping with life changes