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Raha Salehinia(She/Her/Hers)

Psychologist, PsyD
Alcohol use disorder & addiction-Domestic violence-Personality disorders- Relationship issues-Mood disorders-Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)-

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Professional statement

Dr. Raha Salehinia is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with a private practice in Santa Monica, CA. Her unique background in Multicultural Community Psychology, Psychoanalysis, Existential, and Eastern philosophy reflects the range of interests and skills she brings to her work. She works with individuals and families struggling with addiction-related problems, and mood and personality disorders. She also works with couples who are in highly conflicted marriages.

Her style is grounded in empathy, listening, and compassion, with a dash of humor central to building a trusting alliance. Dr. Raha offers trauma-informed psychotherapy. Therapy sessions with her integrate both insight-oriented and skills-based approaches. She challenges her patients to explore the root cause of their symptoms, gaining new awareness of their emotional and relationship patterns. She believes that we all have the potential to heal from early wounds, repressed emotions, and adverse experiences that advance the possibility of a conscious and vibrant life. Her philosophy is to assist her patients in breaking free from stuck pain, guilt, and shame. She firmly believes that everyone should have the opportunity to thrive and not merely survive.

Her practice modality is the psychoanalytic approach, which is central to trauma and the impact of early childhood on adult life, combined with an interactive and engaged humanistic approach.

Message to clients

I'm so glad you're here! And I get it– You’ve found your way here because you are curious. Curious about how might your life be different when you break free from the old maladaptive behavior. Your inquisitiveness is a strength!

I invite you to embrace your curiosity so that you may come to know yourself and find relief along the way. If you're ready to embark on a journey of personal growth and wish to break free from repetitive patterns of maladaptive behaviors, please reach out to me. I support your path to a more content and fulfilling life.

You deserve to thrive and not merely survive.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

All Point North, Ketamine Therapist (KAP)
Kaiser Permanente , Clinical Psychologist/ Addiction Specialist

Integrative Psychiatry Institute , Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy , 2023
California School of Professional Psychology , Psy.D., 2019
Pepperdine Univiersity, Masters of Clinical Psychology, 2013


California: 32320


English, Farsi


Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.

Domestic violence - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for those surviving a partner’s abusive attempts to control one’s thoughts, beliefs, and actions

Personality disorders - Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges

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

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect


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

Locations & Hours


Raha Salehinia is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$250 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$175 - $250

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