Yaser Eid, IMF

Therapist | San Jose & Santa Cruz Office

Yaser Eid is an Intern of Marriage and Family Therapy (IMF), excited to be working under the supervision of Dr. Saad Shakir. For the past 3 years Yaser has counseled children and adults in various settings such as schools, homes, field locations, and clinics. Many of his previous clients have been underserved, struggling populations, suffering with anxiety and depression, eating disorders, PTSD, anger outbursts, and substance abuse. Their range of functionality includes those diagnosed with Autism to high functioning clients.

Working with special needs clients as a behavior interventionist, and experience with Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), gives him a unique perspective of the challenges parents and caregivers go through with caring for a special needs individual.

Every session, Yaser creates a calming environment using unconditional positive regard for the client, empathic understanding, and congruence to help bring the most growth for the client. Yaser plans on obtaining his license within a year and continue therapy, using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Art therapy, Solution Focused therapy, and groups and family therapy, from a person-centered approach. Yaser received his BA in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz and his MA in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. Yaser’s passion for therapy only grows with each day due to the improvements he sees in his clients. He has learned to appreciate the process of working with each clients’ individual needs.

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