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Ida Vandaei, LCSW
With compassion and empathy, I will support you in discovering your inner strengths and empower you to overcome the obstacles you may be facing.

Our Team

Ida Vandaei, LCSW

Location

Licensed In

CA

Other Languages

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i), Gottman method couples therapy, Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I strive to provide a comfortable environment where you feel heard, safe, accepted, and supported in making your desired changes. With compassion and empathy, I will support you in discovering your inner strengths and empower you to overcome the obstacles you may be facing. I believe that each individual heals in their own way and that therapy is not a one-size-fits-all. Part of my approach is asking questions – a lot of questions – so that I can understand you better and also help you explore what you may not have on your own. I like to integrate different approaches in our work together that will aid in your individual healing process. Similar to the idea of different learning styles, I work on using a variety of approaches in our sessions that would best meet your needs.

Education

MSW - Social Work, San Jose State University

Certificate - Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Harbor UCLA

Certificate - CBT-i (Insomnia), PESI

License Number and State

CA 70439

Pronouns

she/her

What are your interests outside of work?

When I'm not working, I like to do a variety of things that bring me joy and laughter. I love to cook a new recipe, read mystery suspense novels, paint, swim, watch the sunset, spend time with family, laugh with friends, and much more!

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

Take time for myself.

How do you recharge?

Doing the things that make me smile and/or laugh!

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