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
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

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


Reviews

Written by A.N. on Jul 18, 2020 after counseling with Sarai for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Sarai is extremely helpful and patient and asks the right questions. She is thorough and goes the extra mile to help!

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 M.I. on May 10, 2020 after counseling with Sarai for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Sarai is really great and getting to the heart of a particular problem or feeling I have. Her methods are amazing because she finds ways for me cope while I’m mid-panic but also how to prevent it. She has coached me through a lot and I appreciate her.

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.