Anahita Navab Holden, Ph.D.
Anahita Holden uses an integrative approach in psychotherapy, incorporating techniques from psychodynamic, behavioral, and mindfulness evidence-based treatments. Her goal in working with individuals is to help find the balance between finding grace in sitting and being with life experiences, and the motivation to create meaningful changes in one’s life. She obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UC Santa Barbara, where she was trained in a range of intervention methods, including certification in providing behavioral treatments such as Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) to children and adults with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities through UCSB’s Koegel Autism Center. Anahita has deeply enjoyed working with underserved children and families experiencing various forms of trauma in community mental health settings such as Child Abuse Listening Mediation (CALM) and Morrison Child & Family Services. She frequently incorporates the active use of mindfulness into psychotherapy, through the implementation of tools from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Anahita is a certified yoga instructor and is trained in the facilitation of Buddhist meditation by her supervisor, Dr. Radhule Weininger. She finds joy in the incorporation of techniques from music therapy and art therapy and sees that psychotherapy often benefits from the exploration of different tools in practice, in attaining the right fit for each unique situation. Anahita is also trained in individual adult, family therapy, and the Gottman Method of couples therapy, and provides treatment for children, adults, couples, and families.
Patricia Kelly Zadeh, Ph.D.
Patricia Zadeh draws on the contribution of the many approaches to help clients on a journey through self-discovery, utilizing their own unique traits to grow, heal, change, and develop their personal potential. Patricia helps guide clients to develop to their improved self, find meaning while emphasizing their concerns and being aware of the here and now. She utilizes an integrative approach in her practice, blending humanistic, psychoanalytic, and behavioral techniques while incorporating mindfulness skills, and tailors her treatment according to her individual client’s needs. She has acquired a Master’s and a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology, with a focus on forensic psychology from Antioch University, both products of a pursue to follow her lifelong dream and intrinsic motivation to become a psychologist. It started simply with a curiosity and desire to understand human behavior and help others. She has experience working with the most challenging of mental health issues throughout the years, she has worked with chronic mental illness, addiction, trauma, abuse, as well as patients with chronic and terminal illnesses. Some of the organizations she has been associated and worked with include the United Nations, Red Cross, Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, and nursing homes, assisted living and rehabilitation facilities in the Los Angeles and Ventura County. Patricia is a compassionate and caring professional who has a hunger for continued learning. As a student counselor, she gained valuable experience with younger adults and later became a professor of Psychology, where she developed a new passion. Patricia has experience with diverse cultures and backgrounds, she is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish. Patricia is also a disaster response team member of the SBCPA (Santa Barbara Psychological Association) and SBRN (Santa Barbara Response Network), a Trauma Resilience facilitator, SOS (Signs of Suicide Program), as well as PFA (Psychological First Aid) certified. She is currently being trained by her supervisor Dr. Radhule Weininger to become a facilitator in Buddhist meditation. Patricia specializes in working with anxiety, depression, adjustment, gender issues, trauma, loss and grief, relationship and other issues related to teenagers, adults, older adults, and families.