sadaf Shalchian pourkhaljan, ma, amft


Meet Sadaf...

“Together, let’s re-create the self that satisfies your soul.” -Sadaf 

My name is Sadaf Shalchian and I am passionate about igniting the process of metamorphosis in others and helping individuals transform through the transitions in life. 

Change is External and Transformation is Internal 

If life has presented you with change or is requiring change from you, you might be going through a life transition. This life transition could include soul-searching, trauma, marital issues, divorce, break-up, singleness, marriage, starting a new career or school, emotional abuse, death of a loved one, bullying or harassment, loss, or even gain; which can bring feelings of misalignment with the true self, feelings of being lost or stuck, and feelings of hopelessness or a state of directionless. 

The negative experience we go through as life goes on contaminates our thought process, emotions, and our behavior. In this case, we tend to view the world through a trauma lens that impacts our relationship with ourselves and others. 

This could all ignite emotional disturbances such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, anger, sadness, guilt, and shame, problems with sleep or physical pain, and an encounter with turbulence in your personal and professional relationships. Therefore it is helpful to seek help!

I can help you walk through your transition transformed. 

Just know that it’s not the change of behavior but the honesty of your heart in a safe place that brings your transformation.

I love working with individuals and Couples who like to self-explore and self-improve by first working on their psychological inner-world, becoming aligned with their true self by clearing the slate from past unhelpful patterns and core beliefs, and then learning skills that can help them thrive and achieve what is healthy and satisfying to them and their relationships in the world. 

The idea is to not live in the past but to understand its impact and how to thrive on new and solid ground.

I work and focus on what you bring to the present moment, recognize and work through healing the root causes, and teach you skills and provide powerful tools to create a thriving self in healthy relationships with others. I do this by connecting each individual to their true self and realigning them with their loved ones to have a fulfilling relational life. 

Therapeutic Approach 

I use well-researched and world-known techniques such as EMDR (best treatment for trauma), Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, Internal Family System, Relational Life Therapy and other therapeutic techniques to meet you right where you are to help you uproot the weeds of the past and plant new seeds for your future to enhance personal and relational healing and growth. 

Populations Served:

• Individuals and Couples 

• life Transition

• Trauma 

• Anxiety 

• Depression 

• Individuals affected by others with Personality Disorders such as Narcissistic and Borderline personality Disorder 

• Codependence 

• Emotional Disturbance 

• Grief 

• Shame 

• Self Esteem and Confidence 

• Dysfunctional cycles 

• Sexual Abuse 

• Spirituality 

• Christian 


• Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR - click here to learn more about EMDR) 

• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 

Treatment Approaches:

Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic, Internal Family Systems, Relational Life Therapy, and EMDR (click here to learn more)

Session Fees

$100 for 45 min |$125 for 60 min*

*Sadaf offers fees based on a sliding scale, which is determined based upon your financial need. Please contact Sadaf to discuss your particular financial situation to determine the session fee. 

Set up an appointment with Sadaf today or schedule your complimentary 15 minute phone consult by calling 714.391.3853 ext 3, emailing her at or clicking below to schedule your phone consult through our online scheduler.

Sadaf is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who is employed by and under clinical supervision with S.A.G.E. Holistic Health & Wellness Center.

 "Yet another beautiful step is required for this newly changed butterfly...

and that is.. 

to learn how to flap its wings and FLY. "

-Sadaf Shalchian Pourkhaljan