Kimya Sabzbalouchibam, Doctoral Intern

Kimya Sabzbalouchibam, Doctoral Intern

Doctoral Intern

Supervised by: Chrissy Ammons, PhD

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Welcome, and thank you for taking the time to learn more about me. I’m Kimya, a doctoral clinical intern here at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy and I wanted to share a bit about my background and approach. I understand how challenging it can be to start the therapy process and navigate through different therapists until you find someone you feel comfortable and safe with. I want to emphasize that your comfort and trust are paramount, and I am here to support you in making an informed decision about whether we can work together effectively.

Who I Work Best With:

  • Teens (15+)
  • College students
  • Adults of all ages
  • Couples
  • LGBTQIA+ Community
  • BIPOC Community

What I Work With:

  • Self Esteem
  • Relationship Concerns (Peers, family, and romantic)
  • Mood Management
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Loss & Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Identity Development
  • Substance Use
  • Abuse, Trauma, and PTSD
  • Women’s Issues
  • Acculturation Concerns
  • And more!

My Background

Navigating the intricacies of human experience has been the driving force behind my journey as a clinician. Raised in Los Angeles, California, my academic journey and passion for helping others navigate life’s challenges led me to study psychology and receive my bachelors in science at Santa Clara University. Solidifying my deep passion for psychology and leaving a lasting, positive impact on people’s lives, I made the decision to begin my journey toward becoming a Clinical Psychologist. I am currently in my last year of my Clinical PsyD program at California Lutheran University, which means that I am completing my final year of supervised clinical work prior to obtaining my doctoral degree. Throughout my time as a PsyD Clinical Trainee, I have had the opportunity to work in both Community and County Mental Health clinics, providing individual, group, and couples therapy to diverse populations facing a variety of mental health challenges. Drawing from various therapeutic interventions and approaches (including but not limited to psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy), I strive to meet clients where they are and customize treatment to address the unique needs of the individual in therapy. As an intern who is part of the Deep Eddy team, I am committed to creating a welcoming therapeutic space where clients can explore their concerns in a safe and empathic environment.

Fun Facts about Me:

Beyond my work as a clinician, I enjoy going on hikes, playing basketball, and spending time with friends. Although I am unable to bring my family cat with me to Austin, I am excited at the prospect of fostering animals and providing them with a loving temporary home on their path to finding their permanent match! I consider myself a “foodie” and love exploring new restaurants and trying new foods.