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Avina Khiatani(She/Her/Hers)

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Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, MA
Washington DCAlabamaArizonaArkansas
Eating disorders & disordered eating- Relationship issues-Sexual harassment & assault-College & graduate student mental health-Cultural adjustment-Racism, oppression, and discrimination-

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Professional statement

Dr. Avina Khiatani (she/her) is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with a variety of work experience. She has primarily worked within higher education settings where she specializes in treating clients with interpersonal concerns, sexual assault, disordered eating/body image concerns, depression and anxiety.

She spent eight years training and practicing in Southern California, interning within K-12 schools, community mental health and university settings. In Texas, she worked specifically with children, adolescents and families in outpatient therapy before moving to Oklahoma to focus on work within higher education. Upon moving to the East Coast, she has continued to in education settings and has enjoyed seeing clients via private practice. She has been successful in her work at multiple settings, and as such has also worked with new clinicians as a training director, clinical supervisor and faculty member.

Having worked in multiple states, Dr. Khiatani has experience and comfort working with clients with varied identities and enjoys understanding the impact of intersecting realities on mental health. She values and respects her experiences at different locations and is constantly reflecting on current and historical systems as they affect her clients and her approach to healthcare. In addition, having immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong, she has a strong awareness of struggles faced by immigrants and immigrant families. She has focused her research on the many ways culture and identity impact mental health diagnosis, treatment and clinical training.

As a clinician, Dr. Khiatani has been described as present, challenging and motivated yet highly empathic, down-to-earth and relaxed. She utilizes contemporary dynamic, cognitive, behavioral and health-at-every-size approaches to support her clients. She emphasizes both the science and interpersonal aspects of her work, and stays up to date on research and trainings to best care for her clients.


Message to clients

Scrolling through profiles to find a therapist can be stressful, when you're already probably really stressed! I imagine you're dealing a lot at this moment and right now are really just hoping that things can change. As social beings, we often feel expected to appear highly functional when we are carrying around so much fear and heartache, be it related to trauma, relationships, perfectionism, change, loss or something as seemingly simple as eating. I also understand the added pressure of having marginalized identities, and the worry that you won't feel safe or seen by a healthcare professional.

I chose to be a therapist because for one, I've seen it help many a time, for many different people. I also deeply enjoy connecting with humans for who they truly are, in their uniqueness and authenticity. To me, therapy is a space to feel known and empowered as you learn about yourself and your relationships, your patterns, and your coping. It is in this space that you're able to find clarity and support as you work towards a life that feels not just livable, but is chosen and meaningful for you.

You're a real person to me, not -just- a "client" or a file on my docket - If we work together, I'd want to get to know you, and you to feel comfortable with me. If you have questions about therapy or would like to get to know me more, please reach out to schedule a free 15-minute consult!


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Immaculata University, Assistant Psy.D. Faculty
Temple University, Eating and Body Image Concerns Unit Coordinator / Clinical Supervisor
University of Oklahoma, Staff Psychologist / Training Director
Oklahoma State University, Senior Clinical Counselor
Applied Psychology Group of Texoma, Licensed Psychological Associate Intern
Biola University, Staff Counselor
Biola University, Psychology Teaching Assistant

Rosemead School of Psychology, Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, 2015
Rosemead School of Psychology, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, 2012
Biola University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2010

Licensure

Pennsylvania: PS019314 - Alabama: 12067 - Arkansas: 12067 - Arizona: 12067 - Colorado: 12067 - Connecticut: 12067 - Delaware: 12067 - Washington DC: 12067 - Georgia: 12067 - Idaho: 12067 - Illinois: 12067 - Indiana: 12067 - Kansas: 12067 - Kentucky: 12067 - Maine: 12067 - Maryland: 12067 - Minnesota: 12067 - Missouri: 12067 - Nebraska: 12067 - Nevada: 12067 - New Hampshire: 12067 - New Jersey: 12067 - North Carolina: 12067 - Ohio: 12067 - Oklahoma: 12067 - Tennessee: 12067 - Texas: 12067 - Utah: 12067 - Virginia: 12067 - Washington: 12067 - West Virginia: 12067 - Wisconsin: 12067

Languages

English

Specialties

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Sexual harassment & assault - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for survivors of sexual abuse and assault

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Cultural adjustment - Acclimating to a new environment; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and places

Racism, oppression, and discrimination - Exploring how racism, oppression, and discrimination impacts one’s life, including relationships, work life, and self-esteem; growing self-care practices to combat the negative emotions that arise when faced with identity-based adverse experiences




Clientele

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

Locations & Hours

I am currently accepting clients in late Spring - Hours may vary from posted times. If you'd like to be added to the waitlist, please message me with some information about yourself and any questions!


Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$185 (55min)
  • Sliding scale:$155 - $185
  • Couples sessions:$205 (55min)
  • Family sessions:$225 (55min)

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
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

This provider has no upcoming call times available.