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Aisha Ishtiaq, LMFT
I support individuals to begin to heal from past traumas and learn to accept and love themselves.

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Aisha Ishtiaq, LMFT

Location

Licensed In

CA

Other Languages

Approach

Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

Do you feel as if every effort you make is never enough, that you are always striving for something bigger and better? As your therapist, I support individuals to begin to heal from past traumas and learn to accept and love themselves. I help couples to break free from unhealthy patterns to truly enjoy each other's company and love. I work from the lens of Trauma-Informed Care and Childhood Attachment. There are significant moments in our lives that change how we relate with ourselves and the world around us. Past traumas can continue to impact our daily life, making it hard at times for us to see our own value. I work with my clients to provide a space to allow for the exploration of the trauma as well as learning how to heal oneself to live a more fulfilled life.

I believe every person is in charge of their own healing and therapy provides a space where they are allowed to explore what process of healing is best. I assist my clients in incorporating healthy skills to reduce their negative thoughts and emotions. You are not alone, there is support here for you. You deserve to create the life you have always dreamed of. As Rumi said, "The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”

Education

BA - Psychology, Los Angeles Mission College

MS - Marriage and Family Therapy, University of La Verne

License Number and State

CA 104824

Pronouns

she/her

What are your interests outside of work?

Outside of work I enjoy going to museums, hiking, taking walks in nature, watching theater musicals and plays. I enjoy reading different kinds of books, being at the beach and watching the waves, and spending time with family and friends.

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I became a mental health professional because I wanted to help people. I wanted to really understand what impact's an individual's mental and emotional being - how their family and experiences shape who they are and how they relate with the world around them.

How do you recharge?

I read books and spend time with family and friends to recharge. I take time to be on my own in silence. I at times meditate to help ground myself.

Do you have any pets?

I have two cats. My favorite pet story: I had gone on vacation for a few weeks and I had someone watching my cats. One of my cats Rugrat is wary of other people and so he didn't really warm up to my cat sitter. When I returned from my vacation I was not sure if he would be scared of me because I was gone for a while. When I came home I started calling out to him and he came meowing and running to me. He wanted me to hold him and he sat there bumping my head and licking my face letting me know how much he missed me. I have never forgotten that moment and the love Rugrat has for me and I for him.