Neda Khodaparast, PsyD, QME
Clinical Psychologist, PSY 23114
Qualified Medical Evaluator
I am a California licensed clinical psychologist and a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME). I received my doctorate degree from Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and have 15 years of clinical experience in the field of psychology. I also have a background in conducting forensic and medical-legal evaluations in a variety of areas such as Worker’s Compensation, personal injuries, immigration, and surgical clearance evaluations. I have had the opportunity to work with families and individuals with diverse racial and cultural background, whose lives were impacted by war trauma, PTSD, childhood physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, adoption, and eatings disorders.
Understanding of human development, the mind, and human interactions is my foremost passion in life. I continue to be fascinated by human’s psyche, capabilities, desires, and potentials and I find myself quite in touch and empathic towards individuals’s emotional pain, struggles, and concerns.
I am well versed in a variety of treatment approaches and have a diverse clinical background. My primary theoretical frame of reference is psychodynamic. I also employ other treatment approaches, including Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), family system theory, and humanistic approaches in order to meet the specific needs of my clients. I believe that people are unique and complex and often times unaware of the many forces that drive or limit them. My work goes beyond the targeting of certain symptoms. Instead, I aim to help people to find meaning and purpose in their lives, unlock their creative potentials, and strengthen their relationships with themselves and with others.
I am fluent in both English and Farsi and conduct therapy in both languages.