Ava Elmzadeh, Therapist in California — Zencare
Ava  Elmzadeh
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Ava Elmzadeh


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Accepting Online
Updated November 11, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Academic challenges
  • Artists' mental health
  • Body image
  • Social anxiety
  • Identity development
  • Depression

Professional statement

Ava Elmzadeh is a Marriage and Family Therapist in Orange County, California. She specializes in young adults adjusting to adulthood, anxiety, depression, job stress, shame, guilt and identity issues. Ava Elmzadeh’s practice is offering telehealth services across the state of California. Ava uses a confidential platform for video therapy sessions through Zoom to protect your information. In the therapy session, Ava uses the Narrative Therapy approach of externalizing problems and interviewing her clients on their expert knowledge of how the problem affects them. Ava also thickens client’s preferred story, expands on their values and highlights cultural, political, spiritual and environmental aspects that affect individual as well. Ava received her B.A. in Psychology and Social Behavior from UCI and her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University.

Message to clients

Life is hard. Sometimes we get stuck on our journey. I am here to help you get unstuck. I use a collaborative approach and work side by side with individuals to tackle obstacles that get in their way of living a preferred life. I bring in a unique perspective and as for feedback along the way to ensure you feel understood and respected. I emphasize a nonjudgmental approach and understand that individuals have unique goals. In the therapy session, I meet where you are at and start from their. I have many tools, diagrams and creative ways of dealing with problems. If you consider yourself an artist in any way, shape or form, I'd love to work with you!


Academic challenges - Addressing underperformance in coursework, school avoidance, and procrastination

Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life

Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception.

Social anxiety - Helping clients increase confidence and ability to interact with others amidst fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment, or concern about offending others

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Ava Elmzadeh is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $120
  • Couples sessions: $99 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $120 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9-6
  • Tue 9-6
  • Wed 9-6
  • Thu 9-6
  • Fri 9-6
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years

Cottonwood Psychology , Clinician , 2021 - Present
Telecare Corp. Treehouse North and South , On-call Clinical Lead , 2021 - Present
Discovery Behavioral Health , Clinician , 2019 - 2020
Pepperdine Community Counseling Center , Clinician , 2018 - 2019

Pepperdine University , MA, 2019
UCI, BA, 2016


California: 125639