Sarai Darbandi

(LCSW)

About Me

Hello my name is Sarai, so happy to meet you! I hold a Masters in Social Work and have worked with multiple settings and people for over ten years now. I officially began offering counseling once I became a licensed therapist in 2015. I specialize in assisting others building coping skills for anxiety, grief, loss, trauma, relationships, and building motivation and self esteem.

In addition, I am a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council of Exercise, a Certified Hypnotherapist, I am trained in Energy, Shamanic, and Spiritual Psychology as well. I have extensive experience in assisting others in preparing and integrating their Ayahuasca, plant medicine, and psychedelic experiences. I am also familiar with yoga, breath work, and other alternative mind-body techniques that we know today are extremely important for "whole healing". I do also have a background in a technique called EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy. I use a modified version of this online where you self tap.

I utilize a holistic perspective as we now know the importance of the mind-body connection. You and I will work together to get clarity on the challenges you are facing, why it is important to change, and make a plan to implement how to address these issues. I am able to hold space for challenging emotions and life transitions. Sometimes it is just as therapeutic to have a 3rd party to listen and validate one's experience.

I look for to our work together and thank you for taking the time to stop by. Note: when messaging me initially, please let me know your availability and preferred availability. I will schedule you asap. If you are outside of the U.S. please let me know your time zone.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #18209 (Expires: 2021-10-31)


Reviews

Written by C.H. on Jan 31, 2021 after counseling with Sarai for 7 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Sarai is amazing! She’s very flexible with our sessions and adapts quickly to whatever I may need during the session. She has so much knowledge about so many different topics. I know that she is always able and willing to help me with whatever comes up! I would recommend her to anyone!

Written by J.O. on Dec 21, 2020 after counseling with Sarai for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Sarai is my kind of person. I am so glad to have her on my side, helping me navigate through the different emotions, experiences, and facets of life. She is a godsend.

Written by M.I. on Dec 15, 2020 after counseling with Sarai for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Sarai is very helpful and understand and great at helping me problem solve.

Written by A.N. on Nov 17, 2020 after counseling with Sarai for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Sarai is devoted and understanding and has great techniques that really made me make progress! Highly recommend!

Written by M.I. on Nov 05, 2020 after counseling with Sarai for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I adore Sarai!

Written by K.E. on Aug 18, 2020 after counseling with Sarai for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I feel so lucky to have had an amazing therapist in this platform. I couldn’t be more thankful!

Written by A.L. on Jun 18, 2020 after counseling with Sarai for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

So far I really like sarai.

Written by A.S. on Jun 14, 2020 after counseling with Sarai for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

She's amazing!

Written by A.S. on Apr 10, 2020 after counseling with Sarai for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Sarai is a wonderful fit for me! It isn’t easy to be a therapist’s therapist and I love her for that.