About Me

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Welcome! My name is Golshid Fadakar, also known as Goldie. I am a licensed therapist and have been working in the clinical profession for over 11 years. My pronouns are she/her/hers.

My passion lies in working with individuals desiring to achieve more autonomy, working through emotions and feelings, increasing self-worth, addressing areas of guilt/shame and avoidance, establishing strong boundaries, strengthening relationships, and finding parts of your identity.

As a therapist, I believe the therapeutic relationship is one of the fundamental factors in the process. I take a strengths based and psychodynamic approach, while providing compassion and solution focused therapy. Due to my experiences working with individuals from diverse ethnic backgrounds, it is imperative to me that cultural competency is acknowledged and promoted.

I have obtained diverse clinical experiences through working with individuals with eating disorders, trauma/PTSD, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. I’ve been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM).

For over 5 years, I worked at Reasons Eating Disorder Center at the Inpatient Hospitalization, Residential, Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) in the greater Los Angeles area. I provided individual, group, and family therapy to adolescents, adults, and the geriatric population. I provided therapy to active military, Veterans,  LGBTQIA+ populations, and individuals from all walks of life.

I’ve also provided therapeutic services to adolescents and their families at Phoenix House, a residential substance abuse treatment facility located in Sylmar, CA .

I possess a school counseling credential (PPSC) and have provided academic counseling and clinical services to K-12 students in the Los Angeles County area. Furthermore, I have worked at the University of Southern California providing academic and socio-emotional counseling to graduate students in the School of Social Work.

I am also a clinical supervisor, providing trainings, guidance, and clinical knowledge to Associate Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFT), Associate Clinical Social Workers (ACSW), and Associate Professional Clinical Counselors (APCC).

Education

M.S. in Counseling-California State University, Northridge
B.S. Human Services & B.A. Psychology- California State University, Fullerton