Strong
Mind

​​"You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind."

Will
Power

“I am thankful for my struggle because without it, I wouldn't have stumbled upon my strength.”
“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”

Being
Grateful

Carl Jung

Mahatma Gandhi

Alexandra Elle

Hello, I am Dr. Taslimi
Doctor of Psychology in Marriage and Family Therapy Therapy

I am glad you have found me and I hope to be a part of your healing journey. I offer individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy. I look forward to helping you explore, gain insight and develop strength to cope with your difficult life circumstances through providing you with a warm, safe, non-judgmental and supportive environment.

Mental health is gaining more importance as people are beginning to understand more about it and how much one's mental health can impact an individual, a relationship and society as a whole. It is important to seek help and not suffer from feelings of sadness and helplessness for a prolonged period of time as many do before attending psychotherapy.

My goal is to help you heal your psyche by developing a good working relationship with you, and ultimately aid you in meeting your personal goals for therapy.
What is the purpose of psychotherapy?
What does research show about the effectiveness of therapy?
The fundamental purpose of psychotherapy is to strengthen the mind (psyche) and soul. Psychotherapy can help heal emotional wounds that will not go away on their own. Unlike a physical illness which is visibly seen, the illness of the psyche is often times ignored or not taken seriously simply because it cannot be seen.

Unfortunately, not enough importance is given to the psyche. People hope that by waiting it out their emotional distress and the way they cope with their difficult life circumstances will resolve on their own. However, just like an infection that is not given the immediate treatment that is needed the person's health worsens over time. Through psychotherapy an individual, couple or family can experience growth, hope, motivation, understanding of oneself/others, learn effective ways of communicating and improved relationships.  
Research suggests that therapy effectively decreases patients' depression and anxiety and related symptoms. Therapy has also been found to increase survival time for heart surgery and cancer patients, and it can have a positive effect on the body's immune system. Research increasingly supports the idea that emotional and physical health are very closely linked and that therapy can improve a person's overall health status (APA.org).