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Meet Mitra Sarkhosh

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mitra Sarkhosh.

Mitra, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I started as a biochemist in my undergraduate and worked as a chemist for few years. However, I was very unhappy and wanted to help people and have direct contact with them and not be in a lab all day long. I eventually went back to graduate school and studied counseling and became a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I worked for years in sexual abuse and substance abuse treatment and I also worked with severe mentally ill patients. I slowly started working with people who are going through the family court services and eventually this became my specialty.

Has it been a smooth road?
The hardest thing was completing 3000 hours of internship and then studying and passing two exams for the board. Once I received my license, the next big step was establishing a private practice and trusting that I could have a successful practice without working for someone else. Also, working with a population that are going through custody battles, talking to family law attorneys or family court mediators, I always have to be prepared to receive subpoenas and write letters to the court.

In order to stay within the limits of my scope of practice and my scope of competence, I have to be accurate with my forms, my notes, my continued education and training, and keep my head straight and focused.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
I specialize in co-parenting counseling which is supporting divorced or separated parents to parent their children together … but separate. I also do reunification counseling which is helping parents who have not seen their children or do not have a good relationship with their kids to reunify with them and have a closer relationship.

I am proud of the positive reputation I have built in San Diego Superior Court for being strong inside and having good boundaries with clients, yet having a soft and gentle approach in dealing with my clients. This is an area that many therapists avoid and I feel confident in my work.

I also created an online co-parenting class with the help of a friend. The class is listed on the San Diego Superior Court resource list and attendants will receive a certificate upon completion of the class. We worked very hard to write this class and create another useful resource for separated parents.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Mental health and family problems are not limited to any location or any specific population. I believe any city could use having a therapist as they would need to have a medical doctor, a dentist, or a teacher.

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  1. Mojdeh

    January 12, 2018 at 1:39 am

    My beautiful friend, so proud of you ! Haven’t seen you for years but you used to help me a lot back in the days 😘

  2. Ilene Sherman

    January 14, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Mitra Sarkosh is a fabulous human being! She is sensitive, knowledgeable and willing to help a client or friend move to a better, happier safer place. I highly recommend her to anyone willing to work toward a happy, fulfilling life.

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