Steven Nouriani, PhD, MFT
CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: PhD in Clinical Psychology MS in Clinical Psychology BA in Psychology Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Board Certified: No
Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I have a PhD in Clinical Psychology, and I am an advanced candidate in Analytical training at the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. I have altogether have more than 27 years of clinical experience in inpatient and outpatient settings. I am in private practice with offices in San Jose and San Francisco, offering depth psychotherapy to individuals (including children and adults), couples and groups in English and Persian.
I utilize the many years of clinical training and experience that I have had in the past 30 years and apply it in the service of meeting the treatment needs of my clients. I have many years of experience working with various models in psychotherapy from the cognitive behavioral approach to in-depth psychodynamic and analytical ways of working to address the deeper unconscious roots of the particular emotional issues that emerge in various psychological problems including the complexities that arise in eating disorders.
I think it is possible to recover from an eating disorder. Recovery is a complex word to apply to any kind of emotional and psychological struggle and it needs to be defined on a case by case basis in reflection and conjunction with the client. In general recovery begins to emerge when the symptoms decrease significantly or disappear altogether and the client is no longer struggling emotionally or psychologically and not suffering from the issues that were at the root of his/her eating disorder. Furthermore, the client has reached a process of deeper understanding of the roots of the emotional and psychological issues underlying his/her eating disorder and a new psychological attitude and relationship to such issues has developed.
LANGUAGES: I offer in-depth psychotherapy in both English and Persian.
POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Children, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors
CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorders, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight, Other – Depression & Anxiety Disorders
TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Other – Jungian Psychotherapy, Sand Play Therapy, Dream work, Active Imagination.
TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Willing and experienced in working as part of a team