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Chiraz Fathy(She/Her/Hers)

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, MA
Anxiety -Attachment issues- Couples counseling- Depression- Loss, grief, and bereavement- Trauma-
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Professional statement

Are you ready to experience transformative healing and relational growth? Chiraz El Helou Fathy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California who employs Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help you effectively process and overcome your trauma, while alleviating distressing symptoms and enabling you to move forward with a renewed sense of peace and resilience.

Committed to cultural sensitivity, Chiraz Fathy strives to provide you with a respectful and inclusive environment that acknowledges and honors your unique cultural background. This approach enhances the therapeutic process by ensuring that you feel understood, valued, and supported in your individual and relational journeys.

Chiraz Fathy is a trilingual therapist (French, Arabic, and English) whose experience includes working with individuals, couples, and families in the areas of self-esteem, grief, depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationships. For couples, Chiraz Fathy uses Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), one of the most effective forms of couple therapy, to foster deeper emotional connections and improve communication between partners. By addressing the underlying emotional patterns that drive conflicts, EFT helps couples build stronger, more secure relationships, allowing them to navigate challenges with greater understanding and unity.

Invest in your emotional well-being and relationships today with Chiraz Fathy, who combines professional expertise with compassionate, culturally sensitive care.

Message to clients

Welcome to my therapy practice. As you embark on this journey, there are a few things I’d like you to know. First and foremost, therapy is a safe space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. This space is yours to express yourself without fear of judgment. It’s important to remember that progress takes time, and it’s okay to feel uncertain or even uncomfortable as we work through various issues. Every step you take, no matter how small, is a step towards growth and healing.

My hope for you is that through our sessions, you will gain deeper insights into yourself and your patterns of behavior. Therapy is not just about addressing problems; it’s also about discovering your strengths and building resilience. I believe in a collaborative approach where your voice and perspective are integral to the process. Together, we will set goals that are meaningful to you and work towards them at a pace that feels right for you.

Lastly, I encourage you to be open and honest, both with yourself and with me. Therapy works best when there is a foundation of trust and transparency. Please feel free to share your thoughts about our sessions and any concerns you might have. Your feedback is invaluable in making our work together as effective and supportive as possible. I’m here to support you, and I’m honored to be part of your journey towards a healthier, more fulfilling life.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

The EMDR Institute, Basic Training in EMDR, 2023
ICEEFT, Externship in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, 2022
Pacific Oaks College, Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, 2019


California: 145666


Arabic, English, French


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


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

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Loyola Marymount University Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Occidental College Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Pomona College Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Stanford University Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Trustmark
  • University of Southern California Student Health Insurance (Aetna)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$110 - $150

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
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • As needed

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.