COVID-19 Update: We are accepting in-person clients and providing Telehealth services
On my journey to becoming a therapist, I was lucky enough to have an inspirational mentor, Professor Fox. His encouragement and words of wisdom to me were to "always be open minded and curious- curious to understand life, relationships and simply that, we're all human." My core belief is that everyone's experience is different, even if we come from a similar culture or even the same nuclear family. No matter our experience, one thing we have in common is that – we're all human.
Firstly, I identify as Arab-American and it took me years to work through my own experiences; breaking old family patterns, recognizing that being assertive and speaking my truth means that I love & respect myself, and learning how to communicate my emotions in a way that my circle can hear me, is a skill that takes repetitive practice. I am thankful to join the TriHealing family because our mission aligns – I am an advocate to reduce and re-educate the stigma of mental health and promote our BIPOC community; to reclaim our power!
I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist (LMFT) and have had over 10 wonderful years of serving my community. I've worked in multiple non-profit organizations focusing on undertreated & underprivileged families in Santa Clara County. My experience ranges between intellectual disabilities, autism, chronic depression, severe anxiety, and PTSD (physical/emotional/sexual/mental traumas). I absolutely enjoy working with individuals, couples and families!
For some, the pandemic has left us confused, angry, anxious – and we find ourselves trying to process, what is happening. We can find ourselves struggling with work & life balance, self-esteem & purpose, socialization & isolation, family & relationship issues, transitions & adjustments, loss & grief, and so on…I believe that how we handle stressors & conflict today, have a role in how our past relationships and experiences shape us. Generational patterns and cultural factors impact the way we move, talk, behave, & respond in this world.
My approach to therapy is integrative – I would encourage you to explore your past and we would, collaboratively identify any patterns that we might want to change. It's important to me that I challenge you in the room and also create a space where you can feel empowered, safe and vulnerable. Let's be honest- trust and safety takes time, effort, and authenticity to grow; this is where the healing starts and I'm more than willing to be patient and flow at your pace. Therapy doesn't have to be ridged; I believe that bringing humor and laughter in the room is necessary and healing! In addition to being a LMFT, over the last 6 years, I have been a fitness coach & teach HIIT classes –I believe that moving our body and getting a good sweat can help relieve stress and improve our wellbeing. We can take stroll while talking about being outdoors, hiking, boxing, longboarding and dogs…I love dogs.
I am currently providing in-person and telehealth sessions. I am looking forward to hearing from you!
You can email me directly at EAziz@TriHealing.com or click below to make an appointment.