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About Me

About Dr. Azzam

Dr. Azzam is dually-licensed as a clinical psychologist in the states of California and New York.  As a bilingual individual, she conducts a full range of treatment in both English and Arabic.  She has over a decade of experience working with diverse populations and providing clients with various psychological services to best address their unique needs.

Dr. Azzam specializes in immigration evaluations and medical-legal forensic evaluations.  She has testified as an expert in clinical psychology in superior court, criminal court, and mental health court.  She is frequently contacted as an expert on immigration cases by attorneys and mental health professionals across the United States.

Therapeutically, Dr. Azzam continues to provide therapy services to adults and couples who struggle with various issues, including relationship problems, trauma, depression, anxiety, perfectionism, life transitions, and alcohol/substance use.  She also works with first responders and/or their significant others to support them through their unique challenges to help them manage the effects of their jobs on their wellbeing and relationships.  Dr. Azzam has previously worked in elementary and high school settings, community counseling centers, community mental health, psychiatric hospitals, alcohol and substance use rehabilitation centers, forensic settings including the Los Angeles County jail, and in private practice.  The diversity in her work experience helps her support clients from various backgrounds who are presenting with a variety of different issues.

Her preferred therapy treatment modalities include interpersonal psychotherapy, psychodynamic therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR), emotionally focused therapy (EFT), cognitive processing theory (CPT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and solution-focused modalities.

Additionally, she supervises pre- and post-doctoral individuals, as well as associate therapists, who are in the advanced stages of training to becoming licensed psychologists or therapists.

Dr. Azzam teaches graduate courses on an adjunct basis at Pepperdine University in areas including psychological assessment, theory, interventions, and treatment.  She also offers training and consultation services to small, medium, and large organizations and corporations on topics related to employee wellness, corporate wellness, effective communication, increasing morale, and managing stress and burnout, among others.