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Sarai Darbandi, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Coaching
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About me

I'm delighted that you've found your way here! In my practice, I'm passionately dedicated to guiding individuals towards transformative solutions & resolutions in the areas that I specialize in which include: anxiety, childhood trauma, sexual trauma, religious/cult/control dynamics trauma, perfectionism, codependency, emotional eating, addictive patterns, relationships issues, high performance, entrepreneurship, & reclaiming & integrating the true self within. I also specialize in psychedelic & plant medicine preparation & integration. I am most versed in Ayahuasca, but also have training in Ketamine, Cannabis, MDMA, & Psilocybin.

I provide a trauma-informed, evidenced-based approaches combining Mindfulness, Breathwork, Somatic Experiencing, Inner child & Re-parenting Work/Internal Family Systems, & EMDR. I will listen deeply as you share your personal intentions for your work that you want to accomplish and we will collaborate as a team to see what approaches will work best for you.

I am looking forward to supporting you in your inward journey and discovering more about where you are at in your life. Feel free to email me or call for a free consultation. In your consultation, we will get to know each other, see if we are a good fit, and have a plan of action in how to move forward. Please note I only offer virtual sessions.

Professional experience

9yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Coaching

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body image, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Self-love, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sarai Darbandi. 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.

Therapy with Sarai is like kind of like asking a big sister for advice, if your big sister was a certified therapist with a broad spectrum of knowledge and expertise. I like that she’s not ONLY a listening ear, but provides tangible advice and action steps, often incorporating studied tactics such as EMDR, visualization, CBT.

Written on Jun 09, 2022 after therapy with Sarai for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Sarai is extremely welcoming and truly you can tell and fell the level of care she truly puts into each session. I never feel rushed or just like another client I cannot recommend her enough !

Written on Oct 21, 2021 after therapy with Sarai for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management

I love Sarai! Sarai is so helpful and has so much knowledge. I know I can trust her.

Written on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Sarai for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Sarai has been a great comfort in the session we've had so far, and I look forward to the next one!

Written on Sep 01, 2021 after therapy with Sarai for 1 month on issues concerning lgbt, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Sarai helps you focus on your goals, helps you figure out how to achieve them and listens closely to your problem and needs.

Written on Jun 22, 2021 after therapy with Sarai for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

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 on Dec 21, 2020 after therapy 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