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Mental Health English Teacher

Fremont, CA
December 19, 2020

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Hamed M. Fatahian-Tehran

**** ******** ******, ******* ** 94555


(U.S. Citizen, Bilingual in English and Farsi)


****-**** *.*. *********** Psychology, Palo Alto University, California 2013-2017 B.A. Clinical Psychology, University of Tehran, Iran 2010-2012 Community College of Denver, Denver, CO

Work Experience

8/2019- Present Counselor Trainee, Raha Foundation (San Jose) Raha Foundation is a nonprofit mental health organization for Iranian-Americans in northern California. I’m seeing clients as counselor trainee under the supervision of Mrs. Jila Behnad (LMFT#52475) I’ve finished 700 hours of practicum through the MFT licensure.

8/2017-7/2018 Apprentice Individual Therapist (Tehran, Iran) 1/2016-7/2018 Founder and Executive Manager, Behsa Family Clinic (Tehran, Iran) 7/2013-1/2018 Founder and CEO, Pallas Toys City (Tehran, Iran) 9/2012-6/2013 English Teacher / Educational R&D, Nikan High School (Tehran, Iran) 2

Other Training

09/2020 2-half day Online workshop: "Becoming a Racially Conscious Therapist" held by Dr. Bukky Kolawole

09/2020 1-day Online workshop: “Racial Trauma and African-American Men” held by Dr. Yamonte Cooper

08/2020 3-day Online Course in “Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT)” conducted by Dr. Lorrie Brubacher

05/2020 4-half day Online Advance Externship in “Emotionally Focused Therapy” conducted by Mrs. Jila Behnad (I was helper)

02/2020 2-day Workshop: “Working Conflicts Couples” held by George Faller (Oakland, CA)

11/2019 4-day Externship in “Emotionally Focused Therapy” held by Kyriaki Polychroni and Jila Behnad (Tehran, Iran) (I was helper) 09/2019 3-day Core Skills 3-4 in “Emotionally Focused Therapy” held by Dr. Paul Aikin and Nancy Aikin (San Jose, CA) (I was helper)

06/2019 4-day course in “Emotion-Focused Therapy for Individuals (Level 1)” held by Dr. Robert Elliot (Co-Founder of EFT) (San Jose, CA) (I was helper) 04/2019 2-day workshop in “Advance Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy” conducted by Mrs. Jila Behnad

01/2019 1-day workshop in “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy” (Palo Alto, CA) 10/2018 1-day workshop in “Treating Shame in EFT Therapy: Case Consultation” Dr. Rebecca Jorgensen (Davis, CA)

10/2018 1-day workshop in “How to Facilitate a Hold Me Tight/ Let Me Go Workshop for Families with Teens” facilitated by Drs. Paul and Nancy Aikin (Dublin, CA) 09/2018 1-day seminar, “World Sexual Health Day North America” (Stanford University)

05/2018 2-day workshop in “Presence and Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy: A Foundational Approach for Therapists and Clients” facilitated by Dr. Chris Germer and Dr. Shari Geller (Toronto, ON)

04/2018 4-day course in “Emotion-Focused Therapy for Individuals (Level 1)” held by Dr. Robert Elliot and Dr. Serine Warwar, International Society for Emotion Focused Therapy (ISEFT) (Los Angeles, CA)


04/2018 4-day “Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy” held by Dr. Sue Johnson and Dr. Sam Jinich, International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT). (San Francisco, CA)

Awards and Honors

2012 Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society

2008 The Youngest Iranian to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), Iran Mountaineering & Sport Climbing Federation (IMSCF)

Professional Associations

Member, American Counseling Association (Since 2018) Member, International Centre of Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (Since 2018) Extracurricular Activities and Volunteering

2020-Present Tech Support for Online Training

2019-Present Board of Directors, Iranian Community of EFT (IREFT) 2018-Present Board of Directors, Donyaye Amn Association (Empowering Families in Iran) 2016-2018 Board Member (Family Department), Nikan High School Alumni Association 2006-2010 Mountaineering

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