I strive to help people become their own authority. I believe in helping people understand their vulnerabilities, learn how to navigate and relate to them in healthier ways, utilize individual strengths, and most of all instill hope that healing inner turmoil is possible. I believe it is imperative to understand ourselves so that we can heal parts of the self that are no longer serving us. My clinical training is in psychodynamic therapy, and I tend to gravitate towards an attachment based and humanistic approach.
I specialize in adolescents and adults who often feel overlooked, dismissed, and skeptical of their inner wisdom and strength. My specialty is in addiction treatment, including adult children of alcoholics, "high functioning" alcoholics/addicts.I work with "high functioning" individuals who are battling with substance abuse or family members of substance abuse. These individuals often feel like they do not relate to the characteristics of the stereotypical "alcoholic" or "drug addict," are extremely bright and successful, and have not necessarily suffered any life altering consequences from their substance use.
Another area of addiction that is one my passions is the area of codependency and love addiction. Relationships can be confusing and difficult, especially staying separate while being connected to another person. We need to have clear boundaries and a solid sense of self in order for relationships to function properly. This is a layered topic and I find that I do well understanding people's struggle and frustration, as well as helping people to feel empowered to heal. I believe that recovery is a process and it takes an open minded, non-judgmental, and experienced clinician to help with these issues so that the individual can help themselves.
In addition to my addiction related work, I specialize in ADHD related issues. Often times this diagnosis can be overlooked or not taken seriously enough. ADHD is a clinical diagnosis and can put people who are not aware they may have it, are confused by the diagnosis, or if it goes untreated, at a real disadvantage. The many ways it can effect an individual that is unaware of symptoms and/or untreated, include, emotional dysregulation, a sense of shame and inadequacy, falling behind with basic life skills and overall functioning in life with limited coping tools. I believe that once we become aware and have an understanding about our "issues" we can actually do something to help ourselves.
Lastly, I encourage you to never ever give up on the process of learning about yourself and the way you navigate life. I believe everyone does the best they can with what they have, and sometimes things get off track, but that does not mean it is a hopeless situation. I hope to collaborate with the individuals I work with to understand, navigate, and execute a plan of action on the road to mental health.
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career, Depression
PsyD #28480 (Expires: 2018-07-31)
Dr. Moini was/is exactly what I needed at this point in my life. She gives practical advice and has a very no nonsense approach to therapy. She helps me to cut through all the BS and see situations for what they are. She is easy to talk to and I feel so lucky that our paths crossed when they did
Dr. Moini has been a wonderful therapist for me. I've made huge strides in a very short span of time working with her.
Very understanding and a great help for me. Highly recommend.