Sanjida Nahar

Associate Marriage Family Therapist

As an empathetic clinician, steadfast communicator, and earnest advocate for mental health, I am deeply committed to the task of fostering mental wellness in our communities. My life journey, rooted in Southern California, has been as diverse as it has been enlightening, weaving together a rich tapestry of experiences that have nurtured a deep understanding of the human condition within me.
One of the most transformative experiences of my life was growing up as a child of immigrants. It afforded me a unique perspective on the challenges of assimilation, cultural disconnection, and the silent suffering that often underscores the immigrant experience. This personal revelation imprinted a profound respect for human resilience and a deep empathy for those who feel marginalized or misunderstood. It ignited within me a fierce determination to bridge these divides, to champion change and empower individuals.

The transition into clinical psychology wasn't an abrupt shift, rather a natural progression. I found myself naturally gravitating towards the role of the "therapist" within my circles, a role that resonated with my deep-seated passion for helping others. I specialize in trauma and PTSD, with extensive experience working with childhood trauma such as abuse, neglect, and abandonment. My goal is to help in the healing process by re-establishing safety, processing emotions, and providing coping skills to reduce negative symptoms. Through trauma work, my clients can feel empowered and resilient.

I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in California, with a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. My Undergraduate degree in Psychology and Math from the University of California Davis provided me with a solid foundation in understanding human behavior and analytical thinking.
In my clinical practice, I emphasize the importance of a strong therapeutic alliance. I believe in the transformative potential of a shared therapeutic journey and tailor my approach to meet the unique needs of each patient. I am currently accepting new clients who are seeking trauma/PTSD-focused treatment and/or are dealing with depression and anxiety issues.

I am multilingual, fluent in English, Bangla, Hindi, and Urdu, which allows me to transcend linguistic and cultural barriers, making therapy more accessible. I am passionate about normalizing therapy in my community and beyond, providing psychoeducation and challenging societal norms. My commitment is to make a difference, one conversation, one session, one patient at a time. I believe that everyone has the capacity to make positive changes and heal, so let's start today.


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