About Me

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Welcome! My name is Golshid Fadakar, also known as Goldie. I’ve been working in the clinical profession for the past 10 years. My pronouns are she/her.

I have obtained diverse clinical experiences through working with individuals with eating disorders, trauma, and substance abuse/dependence.

I currently serve as the Program Director for Inpatient and Outpatient Programs at an Eating Disorder facility in the Los Angeles area. I provide individual, group, and family therapy with adolescents, adults, and geriatric individuals through this role. I have a strong understanding of inpatient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient treatment services. I’ve also provided therapeutic services to adolescents and their families in a residential substance abuse treatment facility.

My passion lies in working with individuals desiring to achieve more autonomy in their lives, addressing areas of shame and avoidance, establishing strong boundaries for themselves, and developing parts of one’s identity. I take a psychodynamic approach with exploring how previous events impact one’s current functioning.

I possess a school counseling credential 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.

I have a strong background working with adolescents, adults, and families in various clinical areas. I’ve primarily have worked in eating disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, self worth, and LGBTQI+ matters.

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).

Due to my experiences working with individuals from diverse ethnic backgrounds, it is imperative to me that cultural competency is acknowledged and promoted.

Education

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