Member Spotlight: Fatemeh Farahan


Fatemeh Farahan, LMFT

Fatemeh Farahan is an LMFT who graduated with honors, from University of Southern California and Chapman University. She has trained with world renowned couples therapist Dr. Gottman and has vast experience in applied neurobiology for children. She has also been trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy(PCIT) an extremely affecting parenting practice designed to assist with behavioral problems.

Following 20 years of experience in the field of addiction, including extensive training at the Matrix Institute and 15 years as the head of the relapse prevention program at Kaiser, Fatemeh founded the Think and Be Treatment Center, an evening adult intensive outpatient program for those suffering from substance use and co-occurring disorders. It provides the latest advances in the field of addiction plus holistic therapies that have proven effective in preventing relapse and increasing the rate of success. Think and Be provides an individualized program that includes Relapse Prevention, Mindfulness, Family Education, Art Therapy, Nutrition group as well as an intensive DBT component. Bio-feedback and Bio-sound are also unique and innovative therapies used to assist patients to manage withdrawal symptoms, pain and emotional triggers associated with addiction and co-occurring disorders. The Think and Be Treatment Center recently received state accreditation and will be celebrating with an open house on Jan. 19th from 11am to 2:30pm.

Fatemeh has also been a speaker at a variety of schools and organizations serving children and hospitals around the country.

In addition to her membership in LA-CAMFT, Fatemeh is a member of American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. She is an active member of her community volunteering at the AIDS walk Los Angeles, LA Mission kitchen feeding the homeless, and the United Way giving support to families in need.