Roz Hedayatian, MA

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist


iving in a fast-paced world filled with stressors around every corner can take a toll on your health and well-being. It can be overwhelming trying to manage transitions, developmental changes, losses, and even everyday problems all on your own. Therapy can help.

You deserve a process of self-discovery, healing, and growth. My goal is to guide you through this process while providing support, warmth, and the tools necessary to navigate through your most challenging periods.

I want to help you reconnect – to your life, to yourself, and to your loved ones. Together, we will take inventory of each aspect of your life as it is right now and explore in which areas you want to see a change in order to create the life you want.

Working with Me

As a therapist, I believe mental health is more than just not having a mental disorder. I believe it is directly related to balance, self-acceptance, and self-esteem.

The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself. Taking the time to understand yourself, your drives, and your triggers is essential in making the changes necessary to live your most fulfilling life. Simultaneously, cultivating self-compassion and accountability within is the first step in building a foundation for healthy relationships with others. When you are whole within yourself, you can develop lasting, meaningful relationships based on love instead of unhealthy attachment.

I tailor my approach to your unique needs and circumstances to provide the most empowering and effective care. I appreciate your unique inner world and strive to provide you with the profound understanding you deserve.

I want to offer you more than just temporary relief but rather a deeper healing process to help you move forward. We will collaboratively work together to get to the root of issues to develop greater awareness of yourself and present challenges. We will dive into your past and present experiences to identify unhelpful patterns and where they stem from. Making these critical connections helps alleviate the fog and confusion to present the blueprint of how to move forward.

Sometimes it can be difficult to make sense of your emotions and needs through all the noise. I will meet you with curiosity and patience to help you sort through your thoughts and guide you in gaining clarity and direction.

Our work together will not only provide insight into your challenges but also highlight your inherent strengths and positive attributes. I want to help you recognize the true essence of who you are and realize your full potential so that you aren’t just surviving but thriving.

Who Do I Work With?

Anxiety & Self-esteem

Do you find yourself questioning your every move and comparing yourself to everyone around you? Is there a constant nagging feeling of not being enough? Do you get overwhelmed in social or work-related settings? These are all signs that a lack of self-esteem is contributing to your Anxiety.

Your level of self-esteem directly influences your overall well-being. If you find yourself on the lower end of the spectrum of feeling confident, valuable, and capable, you’re likely to also struggle with anxiety, confusion, and uncertainty. This self-esteem-related anxiety can prevent you from applying for that promotion, being vulnerable in important relationships, or taking the next step in dream projects- all because you’re fearing failure or rejection.

Your experiences shape how you view yourself. They influence your core beliefs about your perceived identity, abilities, strengths/weaknesses, and more. Invalidating experiences can strongly influence these beliefs in a negative way, and they can be hard to shake.

The good news is that it’s possible for you to adopt healthier, more accurate beliefs and for you to build a strong foundation that allows you to better navigate challenges, setbacks, and everyday stressors.

In our work together, we will explore core beliefs that may be holding you back.
We will utilize tools to challenge negative self-talk and stop the spiraling loop of self-criticism. We will address the difference between accountability and shame to take a more productive approach to self-improvement.

When you can accept yourself as you are, then you can effectively work towards making improvements.

You are worthy of self-love, happiness, and security. My goal is to help you decrease the anxiety you feel as a result of not being able to trust yourself. I want to help you recognize your areas of strength and capabilities to create the changes you’ve been hoping for.

We will work on bridging the gap between your authentic self and your idealized self. When you become comfortable showing up authentically, you can experience exponential growth in your social, professional, and personal life.

Therapy for Teens

Navigating the challenges of emerging adulthood is difficult for both teens and parents. It marks a critical time for identity, autonomy, and independence development. It can be confusing trying to figure out your place in the world in this transitional period.

Your teen deserves a safe space where they can process complex thoughts and emotions. Developing self-awareness and self-esteem is a crucial part of your teen’s development. Through taking a non-judgmental, collaborative approach, we work to identify unhelpful patterns and core beliefs to cultivate a deeper understanding and sense of balance. We will explore healthier ways of approaching communication, conflict, and familial and social dynamics.

What teens need most is to be understood; I create that space by making their voice heard and encouraging them to actively participate in their therapeutic process so that they feel empowered in knowing that they can positively shape their lives. We explore values, strengths, and goals to create a strong foundation they can build on as they grow into young adults.

Teens in therapy learn how to better identify and regulate emotions, which plays a fundamental role in managing challenges and becoming effective problem-solvers. I take a relational approach while utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy for adolescents to meet the desired goals.

I also offer family sessions to enhance the therapeutic process and increase the connection between teens and parents. You want the best for your child and my goal is to provide support to you and your teen throughout the process.

Life Transitions

From the moment you are born, you begin going through many different life stages and phases. Some might come easier, while others can be challenging and even accompany a sense of loss- the end of a relationship, switching careers, moving to a new place, and even who you were before a traumatic event.

While your ability to adapt to different kinds of change can vary, it is undoubtedly a difficult process. Stepping into new uncharted territory can be overwhelming and invoke feelings of self-doubt, anxiety, instability, and confusion. You might find yourself clinging to the familiar, unable to move forward.

I will be there for you, providing a safe space as you move through experiencing the various associated emotions and helping you reach a place of acceptance and readiness to cultivate a new way of life.

I help facilitate your growth during this transformative period. I will guide you in finding the courage to embrace change so that you can step into a new chapter of your life with confidence.

My goal is to strengthen your belief in yourself, to know that you can handle whatever may come.

I recognize and appreciate that you need to go through this process in your own unique way. I will adapt my approach to best suit your emotional needs so that you can feel empowered and ready to give yourself the life you deserve.


It might often feel like you are being pulled in two different directions, unable to identify your own path as a unique individual. We will explore the aspects within each culture that can empower you and the ones that are holding you back.

As a first-generation Iranian-American, I understand the complex interplay of factors involved in being a multicultural individual. I can first-hand relate to the specific nuances one must learn to balance the duality of cultures with different values and expectations.

Using a strength-based and culturally sensitive approach, I will guide you in finding harmony within so that you find your own voice with respect to both Iranian and American cultural values.

I will help you push past the challenges associated with being a multicultural individual to find the richness that it also provides.

Roz Hedayatian, AMFT

Under the Clinical Supervision of Rachel Shimoni Simons, LMFT


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