Saloumeh "Sally" Torabi, MA, MA, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Sally has been practicing as a therapist for over a decade. She has extensive experience working with couples and families as well as individuals across the lifespan. Sally is passionate to provide a multicultural, holistic care within a safe and judgment-free environment where clients can express themselves freely. With the experience of living in different countries and cultures, and working as a therapist with clients from different cultural/religious backgrounds, she appreciates how different and at the same time how similar we as human beings are. Sally believes that each and every individual deserves to fully enjoy life and to become the best version of themselves and she honors walking by the client through this process.
In her work with couples, Sally helps each person better understand their relationship dynamics and what is not working for them. She helps couples achieve greater connection through deepening their listening skills and learning to express their needs and emotions in a productive
way. When their is a rupture of trust, Sally guides couples through a healing process focused on repairing through honesty and rebuilding connection through vulnerability.
She helps individuals struggling with general mental health concerns such as trauma, anxiety, depression, self esteem struggles, non-suicidal self-injury behaviors, suicidal ideation, and individuals struggling with problematic sexual behavior. Whether it is compulsive porn use or risky sexual behavior, Sally provides a safe space to work through sexual struggles and help individuals achieve a sex life in line with their values. Sally's second masters degree focused on the use of spirituality in therapy and enables her to support clients who are dealing with spiritual/religious issues including confusion, feeling lost, disconnected or conflicted. Sally provides unconditional and non-judgmental support to clients regardless of their religious/spiritual backgrounds and beliefs.
Sally also has extensive experience of working with young children and teenagers. According to her systemic views, Sally usually includes parents and family in her work with young clients (5 to 12 years old). For years Sally has been assisting children and their families to work on anger outbursts, effective communication, setting rules and boundaries, peer pressure, school issues, self-esteem, self-harming issues and parenting skills.
She has a collaborative-integrative approach to therapy combining Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Informed Dialectical Behavioral therapy, Psychodynamics, Family systems and Life Span Integration therapy for trauma. Sally uses evidence-based techniques that result in positive and long-term outcomes. She has the experience of working in outpatient settings as well as inpatient and crisis management therapy settings.
After obtaining a degree in computer engineering, Sally realized that something was missing. Her desire to work with and have greater connection with people led her to pursue a career as a therapist. Over the course of her exciting journey, she has obtained two masters’ degrees and many wonderful experiences.
Sally’s personal life is equally extraordinary. She has lived and worked in different countries, allowing her to better understand cultural differences, while also developing a greater appreciation for the things that make us all similar as human beings.
For Sally, family is always first when away from work. She enjoys time with friends and family and is at home doing backyard work, as well as painting in watercolor.
Education & Credentials
Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling and Spirituality
Master of Arts (MA) in Family Counseling in Social Science
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
English - Fluent
Farsi - Fluent
If you would like to set up an appointment with Sally please reach out today!