Sheena Yazdandoost, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
You are your own expert. I want my clients to realize that within their own minds, they have access to a world of techniques that can be used to cope with difficult life experiences. With a gentle and supportive approach, I hope to create a safe space for clients to express themselves and to make room for realizations that will lead to positive life changes. I utilize solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and other evidence-based techniques based on client preferences and goals.
As we go through life, we are left with the impressions of our daily experiences, both physically and mentally. Whether we are aware of these impressions or not, we continue living life to get through the days and do what is required of us. At some point in our lives, we begin to notice how even a small experience has become ingrained in our minds. To help us survive, our brain has already created new habits in reaction to these experiences. My goal is to help you work through these mental habits by becoming aware of them and allowing yourself to feel the effects that these experiences have had on you and your body.
Grief and Loss, Caregivers, Chronic or Progressive Health Issues, Mental Illness & Psychosis, Motivational Interviewing, Young Adults, Women’s Issues and Empowerment, Culture Shock and Immigration, Stress Management, Mindfulness/Meditation
I am fluent in Farsi/Persian as well if this is your preferred language.
I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience at Trinity University and my Master’s degree at The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work. During my education, I learned how much I enjoy learning about people, their brains, and their minds and how each goes hand in hand in sculpting their identities within their environments. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has experience working in the inpatient hospital setting and working with adolescents in middle school and high school settings doing individual and group work.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, relaxing with my lazy cat, gardening, dancing for fun and learning new things about the world.