Efaf Ghayem, AMFT

About Me

Hi, I'm Efaf Ghayem

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

There are a few reasons I love being a therapist. I find it to be a singular honor and privilege to play a part in the stories of my clients. I cannot think of a more rewarding career, one that is designed solely to decrease suffering and improve quality of life.

I celebrate those moments where I see hope in the eyes of a client, a recognition of her greatness, or a long-abandoned hearty laugh. There’s nothing I’d rather do with my life.

My background experience

  • Graduated from UMass Global University with a MA in Psychology focusing on Marital and Family Therapy

  • Previously worked with adolescents, teens, adults, and elderly clients in different settings such as schools and private practice.

  • Currently working towards obtaining my DMFT (Doctorate of Marriage and Family Therapy) at Loma Linda University

Who/what do I specialize in working with?

I feel that I can be most effective working with folks who struggle with emotion dysregulation, mood disorders, relationship issues, and grief.

I am passionate about helping my clients develop a deeper understanding and awareness of their thought patterns and behaviors. Through this sense of awareness comes acceptance and change, allowing my clients to live more purposeful and rewarding lives. I view therapy as a collaborative process where the patient is the expert in their own life. My mission is to support you in your journey of growth.

I am fluent in Farsi and have a lived experience of emigrating from Iran to the USA.

What do I do when I’m not doing therapy?

I love to be outdoors, finding new and challenging hikes is so fun for me!

Taking the first step

Reaching out for therapy can often be the hardest part. Feel free to email or call, whichever is more comfortable.

I offer a free phone consultation to see if we are the right fit.

You can book a time to chat with me below. I look forward to hearing from you.


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