About Me

Dr. Ronit Farzam is the founder, director, and clinical supervisor at Center for Healing and Personal Growth. Dr. Farzam is a licensed clinical psychologist with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and two Master’s Degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy and Linguistics. Dr. Farzam has written and published many articles in the area of psychology and has worked as a researcher in UCLA Cognitive Psychology Department. She is a tri-lingual therapist who has worked with a variety of populations and cultural backgrounds. She has extensive training and experience in treating individuals, couples, children and adolescents, and families in therapy as well as groups and workshops. She is trained in EMDR, IFS, Somatic Experiencing, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EFT, Gottman Method for couples and many other evidence-based treatments.  She uses different approaches such as hypnosis, dream analysis, mindfulness, and coaching in her practice. Dr. Farzam is an expert witness and has testified in court and many other legal proceedings as a respected expert in the field.

Her areas of expertise: Depression, Anxiety – Phobia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, PTSD – Recent and Childhood Traumas, Domestic Violence, Parenting, Marital and Relationship Issues, ADHD, Self-Confidence and Self-esteem, Anger Management, Grief and Loss, and Personal Growth.

Dr. Farzam’s Education, Training, and Licensure

  • California State Licensure: Clinical Psychologist ( Psy 23819)
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Master’s Degree in Linguistics and a TESOL certificate from California State University, Northridge
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UCLA
  • UCLA Young Scholarship
  • Certificate of training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Certificate of training in Seeking Safety
  • Certificate of training in MAP (Managing and Adapting Practices)
  • Certificate of training in TBS (Therapeutic Behavioral Services)
  • Certificate of training in EMDR
  • Certificate of training in Emotionally-Focused Therapy
  • Certificate of training in Internal Family Systems
  • Certificate of training in Somatic Experiencing

 

Dr. Farzam’s Professional Memberships

 
  • Member, Iranian-American Psychological Association (IAPA)
  • Member, American Psychological Association (APA)

 

Seminars and Presentations

  • Psychological, Social, and Academic Challenges Facing Persian-American Jewish Children

Presented as a panelist in a seminar for teachers and staff of Stephen S. Wise Temple and School

  • Domestic Violence as a Violation of Human Rights

Presented as a panelist in an IVAT conference on abuse, trauma and domestic violence in San Diego

  • Communication Skills to Address Diversity Challenges

Presented as a panelist in a seminar for teachers and staff of Stephen S. Wise Temple and School

  • Self-Esteem: Creating Healthy  Internal Boundaries

Presented as a panelist in a seminar for parents at Stephen S. Wise Temple and School