Parisa Bazaei, LMFT
OCD and Anxiety Therapist
I understand the experience of being completely overwhelmed by your own thoughts and feelings, of feeling alone and not knowing where to turn. For most of my childhood and adolescence, I struggled with undiagnosed OCD, anxiety, and depression. A combination of therapy, medication, and support from my community changed my life, and I now have the privilege of supporting others through their own recovery journeys.
My work is informed by my identity as a queer, chronically ill woman of color, as well as my lived experience with mental illness. I specialize in OCD and anxiety, and love working with individuals in the queer and disability communities. I bring my whole self to the therapy room and aim to provide a safe space for my clients to do the same. My approach is compassionate, person-centered, and collaborative, as I believe that a trusting therapeutic relationship is necessary for growth and vulnerability to occur. As an anti-oppressive therapist, I understand that larger systemic issues impact mental health, and I honor client wisdom and self-determination above all else.
I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology from UCLA and my master’s degree in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University. I obtained extensive training and experience in the treatment of OCD and related disorders at UCLA’s Adult OCD Intensive Outpatient Program and subsequently at Spectrum CBT in Los Angeles. I tailor treatment to meet each client’s unique needs, often incorporating aspects of Exposure and Response Prevention (for OCD), Narrative Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
I welcome people of all genders, sexualities, relationship orientations, abilities, and body sizes, and would be honored to be part of your healing journey.