Sepideh  Hakimzadeh

Sepideh Hakimzadeh

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Accepting Online
Pasadena Not Accepting In-person
Updated October 20, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Pregnancy & postpartum mental health
  • Postpartum depression
  • Parenting
  • Identity development
  • Cultural adjustment

Professional statement

Sepideh Hakimzadeh is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the owner of Whole Mother Therapy, a practice committed to serving the community’s parents and parents-to-be as they navigate the challenges that arise throughout the journey from conception to pregnancy and postpartum life. Sepideh understands that parents aren't meant to grow their families in isolation; as such, it is her hope that clients will find a nurturing, supportive resource at Whole Mother Therapy.

Sepideh believes in a wholistic approach to therapy – one which integrates the body and mind, the psyche and the unconscious. The core foundation of Whole Mother Therapy is a deep-rooted belief that no one should go through the life-changing process of trying to conceive, pregnancy, and postpartum alone. In order for individuals and couples to become the type of parents they wish to be, they need a welcoming space to work through insecurities and triggers; all of which they'll find in Whole Mother Therapy.

Sepideh's practice is located in Pasadena, with easy access from Lake Street and Old Town. For the sake of convenience, sessions can also be conducted via teletherapy or at home.


Message to clients

Motherhood is a transformational experience. We need connection and support while we navigate this new terrain to feel validated and to learn new tools for dealing with the parts of the journey that test us most. Becoming a parent has a tremendous impact on our identity and very concept of selfhood. It has great potential to reshape our understanding of ourselves and help us heal. I feel passionate about helping parents of all kinds to navigate pregnancy and the post-birth journey. Sharing our stories breaks the stigma around the psychological, emotional, physical, and spiritual strains of parenting.

I’m passionate about navigating pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and the postpartum journey, and helping all parents develop healthy attachment with their children. I especially like to work with women in the transitional spaces, addressing identity shifts, ideas of mothering, wellness issues, and challenges. I work with parents who have experienced loss and NICU.

As a mother and stepmother, I understand just how much support parents need. I'm here to encourage honest conversations about the joys and difficult realities of parenting. To deepen the work in individual therapy, I also offer a pregnancy and postpartum therapy group.

As a naturalized American citizen of Iranian origin, I have a deep understanding of cross-cultural relationships and raising children with an emphasis on bicultural awareness. Identity is an important part of my work, and I welcome bicultural folxs from all life stages.


Specialties

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

Pregnancy & postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Postpartum depression - Coping with persistent feelings of sadness, exhaustion, and/or being overwhelmed after the birth of a child; developing strategies for more positive thought patterns and behaviors

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents

Insurance

Sepideh Hakimzadeh is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $175
  • Initial session: $175 (50min)

Therapist's note

Sepideh can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Pasadena practice
305 South Hudson Avenue, Suite 200, Pasadena, CA 91101
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 8:00am-1:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 8:00am-11:00am
  • Sun Closed

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 Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 8:00am-1:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 8:00am-11:00am
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2017 - Present
Second Chances, 2015 - 2017
Private Practice, Intern, 2015
Counseling West, 2013 - 2015
For The Future, 2013 - 2014


Languages

English


Therapy Groups

Sepideh  Hakimzadeh
Postpartum Group

This virtual 8-week group is open to female-identifying individuals in the postpartum period who would like to connect with others while receiving support through the transition to motherhood.

Sepideh  Hakimzadeh
Pregnancy Group

This virtual 6-week group provides a supportive environment for birthing folx to navigate the complexities of pregnancy and the transition to new motherhood.