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Leili Zarbakhsh, Ph.D., LEP, LMFT, BCBA-D


Leili Zarbakhsh, Ph.D., is a licensed educational psychologist (LEP), a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), and a board-certified behavioral analyst – doctorate level (BCBA-D). She has 30 years of experience working with families, children and adolescents in out-patient treatment. Dr. Zarbakhsh places importance on accountability in her therapeutic methods and her approach to therapy is direct but nonjudgmental and gentle. She is empathetic and offers a supporting and nurturing environment, and she provides thoughtful feedback in a respectful and supportive manner.

Dr. Zarbakhsh focuses on addressing current thoughts and behaviors through exploring how past experiences affect current issues and relationships. She uses an eclectic blend of therapeutic techniques including behavioral, cognitive behavioral and mindfulness, with an emphasis on cultivating healthy coping strategies and skills to deal effectively with life events, transitions and stress. She is actively involved with her clients to put into effect the changes they need to achieve their goals, and she believes that the small decisions we make daily lead us to meaningful change.