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current roles

  • licensed clinical psychologist, california PSY 30223

  • Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Health Sciences at USC Keck School of Medicine and USC Student Health

  • Clinical Director, My Mental Health, KSOM Department of Psychiatry


Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) & Master's Degree (MA)

Clinical Psychology

California School of Professional Psychology

at Alliant International University, San Diego

Master's Degree (MA)


Pepperdine University, Los Angeles


Dr. Nili's research thus far has mostly focused on the use of personality assessment inventories (specifically, Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory) and their application to specific multicultural groups.

about me

areas of specialty

anxiety & depression
  • stress
  • excessive worrying
  • generalized anxiety disorder
  • social anxiety disorder (social phobia)
  • panic attacks, panic disorder
  • specific phobias
  • test anxiety
  • illness anxiety disorder (hypochondriasis)
eating disorders, disordered eating, body image
  • anorexia nervosa
  • atypical anorexia nervosa
  • binge eating disorder
  • bulimia nervosa
  • chronic dieting or 'yo-yo' dieting
  • orthorexia or obsession with clean eating
  • compulsive exercise
obsessive compulsive disorder
  • obsessive compulsive disorder
interpersonal and relationship concerns
  • dating and romantic relationship challenges
  • friendship concerns
  • improving the quality of relationships
  • parent-child difficulties
personal and professional growth
  • self-esteem and self-confidence
  • fostering vulnerability and authenticy
  • balancing personal and professional life
  • perfectionism
  • establishing and executing personal and professional goals
  • transitioning and adapting to different life phases
  • leadership skills and growth
  • folks ages 18-40
  • college and graduate students
  • young professionals
  • millennials
  • Iranian-Americans
areas of specialty

my approach

In navigating the twists and turns of life's challenges, whether they be long-term hurdles, recent stressors, or the exciting journey of personal and professional growth, therapy stands out as a trusted companion for many. When faced with uncertainty, confusion, or the need for direction, taking that step to seek professional perspective and guidance can be a truly meaningful one.


I deeply appreciate the courage it takes to reach out for extra support. As both a scientist and clinician, my evidence-based practice weaves research into our collaborative efforts. A perpetual learner in both personal and professional realms, I place a high value on cultural humility and a sincere dedication to social justice. By emphasizing self-compassion and grounding ourselves in the present moment, I aim to create an environment that nurtures authentic connections.


At the heart of my approach is the establishment of a collaborative alliance, grounded in authenticity, vulnerability, and genuineness. Together, we can delve into the aspects of life that hold special meaning for you, crafting strategies to enrich your life in alignment with your values. My ultimate goal is to assist you in gaining insight, exploring shifts in perspective, and acquiring practical skills to bring your aspirations to fruition.


In the realm of evidence-based practice, my specialization centers around providing Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I integrate additional research-based approaches, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and mindfulness skills.


Beyond my professional endeavors, I cherish quality time with friends and family, feed my passion for travel, and find solace in a regular yoga practice. I also love discovering new restaurants and going on hikes with my dog.

my approach

diversity, equity,
inclusion, & belonging

As a licensed psychologist, I am deeply aware of the intricate connection between mental health and the pervasive issues of oppression in our society. In light of this awareness, my commitment to cultural humility is unwavering. To me, cultural humility means embracing a perpetual state of humility as I continually learn about each individual's unique experiences, acknowledging that this is an ongoing journey throughout my lifetime. My approach to my practice is rooted in non-judgment and inclusivity.

Transparency about my own intersectional identities is important to me, and I am open to questions and discussions on this matter. I identify as a cis-gender woman and Iranian-American, fluent in Farsi. My pronouns are she/her/hers. I strive to foster an environment where professional, humble, and friendly dialogue flourishes, welcoming opportunities for mutual understanding and growth. Your questions and discussions are always encouraged and valued.

diversity, equity, inclusion, & belonging

services, fees, & insurance

  • ​Individual psychotherapy is conducted via a HIPAA-compliant videoconferencing platform.

  • My fee for individual psychotherapy is $300 per session (53 minutes).

  • I am only in-network with UC SHIP (University of California Student Health Insurance Plan) through Anthem Blue Cross of California. I am not in-network with other Anthem plans. If you want to use your UCS SHIP benefits, please contact your university's Counseling and Psychological Services office to obtain an updated referral.
    More info on UCLA SHIP
    More info on UCSD SHIP

  • If you do not have UC SHIP, then I would be considered an out-of-network provider. Some PPO insurances will reimburse my out-of-network services. Please contact your insurance and inquire about 'out-of-network coverage for individual psychotherapy via telehealth with a licensed psychologist.' I am happy to provide you with a superbill to help with the reimbursement process.

  • After our first meeting, we can discuss which frequency of sessions (e.g., once per week, once every other week) would help you reach your goals.

  • Notice to Consumers

services, fees, & insurace
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