NEGAR NAZARI, PH.D.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience in working with adolescents, young adults, individuals and couples. I believe therapy is most helpful when done in an accepting and comfortable environment. I work collaboratively with my clients to assist them in attaining their personal goals, explore avenues for growth, and achieve emotional well-being. I understand that every individual and couple is unique and I approach treatment with this in mind. I know that each client enters therapy with specific strengths and I do my best to help them pull from those strengths. My approach to therapy can be described as compassionate, active, warm, and gently challenging.
I specialize in helping with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, body image issues, eating disorders, chronic pain, academic/work challenges, identity and cultural issues, trauma, family of origin issues, and life transitions. I welcome clients from all backgrounds and communities. I utilize a multidisciplinary approach integrating psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and interpersonal therapy. I focus on developing a strong therapeutic relationship so that clients can feel safe to explore their inner world uniquely. Therapy is unique to each client, and thus it is tailored to fit the need of the client and their treatment goals. My goal is to aid clients in developing new insights, identifying unhelpful interpersonal and behavioral patterns, and creating meaningful change.
I provide an environment that is non-judgmental, utilizing a caring and collaborative approach to help my clients feel heard, supported, and empowered. I am passionate about providing services to a diverse community, specifically those who may be marginalized or struggle to access services.
I was raised in Atlanta where I earned my bachelors of science degree in psychology and bachelors of arts degree in sociology from the University of Georgia. I went on to obtain my master’s degree in mental health counseling from Georgia State University. After teaching psychology courses and conducting psychological assessments in Atlanta, I moved to San Diego where I completed my doctoral degree.
DR. TERI DAVIS, ED.D., LCSW
Dr. Teri Davis, Ed.D., LCSW specializes in working with women and children struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, addiction, self-care, shame, boundary and self-esteem issues. With a doctorate and master’s degrees in education, and experience as an elementary school teacher and early childhood professor, she understands the challenges navigating childhood and the world of school. She is highly relatable and intuitive. When seeking a place of healing and stability, Dr. Teri offers a sensitive, caring, spiritual, client-centered approach focusing on your strengths while working together to uncover insights, solutions and identify new perspectives for building resilience.
She has specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) improving brain health through practical neuroscience, play therapy, and holds certifications in Holistic Health and Addictions Treatment Counseling (CATC V). She meets the definition of what most people seek in a Christian counselor. Providing individualized treatment based on clients’ needs, she also utilizes music, meditation, prayer, Dialectical Behavior Therapy/mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy, Family Systems Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. The building of a strong therapist-client alliance and creating a safe, nonjudgmental place where healing can begin is most important.
She has a Master of Social Work (MSW) specializing in Mental Health from The University of Texas at Arlington,a Doctorate of Education inAdministration and Leadership from Kansas State University and a Master of Education from Texas Tech University. Her professional affiliations include the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the National Association of Play Therapy (APT) and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). In her spare time you might find her in the kitchen creating something healthy, fun and organic.
She looks forward to serving clients in the north county of San Diego via Telehealth or her office in San Marcos.
There are 300 Vet Centers across the country, free and strictly confidential – Find a Vet Center near you.
Vet Centers are community-based (and a 24/7 call center) counseling centers that provide a wide range of social and psychological services, including professional readjustment counseling to eligible Veterans, active duty service members, including National Guard and Reserve components, and their families. Go to: blogs.va.gov
Walgreens HERO program to hire 5,000 Veterans
By Brett Robbins – Brett Robbins is an Army Veteran serving as a communications specialist detailed to Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Experience Office.
Walgreens recently announced a commitment to hire 5,000 Veterans over the course of five years though their Helping Veterans with Educational and Retail Opportunities Program (HERO). Walgreens established the HERO program for Veterans to transition the leadership skills learned through military service into a retail management career such as assistant store manager trainee and shift lead.
Participants in the program will have the opportunity to work towards a bachelor’s degree with tuition assistance and discounts available. Also, the GI Bill paired through Southern New Hampshire University provides a guaranteed 80-90% coverage of tuition costs to achieve a bachelor’s degree.
Benefits to the program include:
- On the job mentorship
- New team member and program support
- New student support through Southern New Hampshire University
- LEAP Program Retail ManagementTraining – Plus more!
Walgreens is an Employer Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR) and has pledged to recognize, honor and enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, and to ensure Walgreens managers and supervisors have the tools they need to effectively manage team members who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. Walgreens’ is also proud to offer Military Leave and Military Bridge Pay to eligible team members and employee store discounts are extended to spouses and eligible dependents.
To search for a career in the HERO program visit https:// jobs.walgreens.com/search-jobs/HERO/1242-19097/1
The Best Military Discounts in San Diego
Excerpt from the article by Heather Sweeney, Military.com (see website for full details)
San Diego, California is home to several military bases including Naval Base San Diego, Naval Base Coronado, Marine Corps Recruiting Depot San Diego, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.
Birch Aquarium: Birch Aquarium offers active duty military, Reserves and veterans $2 off each admission ticket, is the exploration center for the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. It overlooks the Pacific Ocean and features more than 60 habitats of fishes and invertebrates.
Del Mar Racetrack: Active duty military personnel and their dependents receive free Stretch Run admission every day.
Hornblower Cruises and Events: Hornblower Cruises and Events in San Diego offers a special deployment dinner cruise package. The Deployment Package includes a 3-hour cruise on a yacht on San Diego Bay, a 3-course seated dinner, a boarding glass of champagne or sparkling cider.
San Diego Air and Space Museum: Active duty service members get free admission to the museum, and retired service members get $3 off admission.
San Diego Zoo: Offers a free 1-Day Pass for active duty military. Military spouses and eligible dependents receive a 10% discount.
Sea World: The SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment salutes those who serve with free admission through their “Waves of Honor” program. Sea World is filled with amazing animals, shows, rides and exhibits.
USS Midway Museum: The USS Midway Museum offers active duty military free admission and retired military a discount off admission. Admission to the museum includes 60 exhibits throughout the historic aircraft carrier and 29 restored aircraft.
Veterans Museum at Balboa Park: At the Veterans Museum at Balboa Park, visitors can view exhibits with military memorabilia, artifacts, photographs, and other artwork. Active duty military get free admission to the museum, and veterans get a $1 discount.
Keep up with all military discounts
Whether you’re an active duty service member, a military family member, or a veteran, stay on top of all the military discounts you’re eligible for. Sign up for a free Military.com membership to get full access to all discounts.
The LLLAC has a new Home!
Please come see us in Hillcrest on the corner of Park Blvd. and University Ave. Check local listings to see which meetings we are hosting under the “meetings” tab on this site. https://lllac.org/
3847 Park Blvd. • San Diego, CA 92103
We have a full service cafe that serves a variety of hot and cold beverages as well as chips, cookies, donuts, cake, and candy.
The Live and Let Live Alano Club hosts more non-traditional AA meetings than other clubs in San Diego. We have been instrumental in providing specialty meetings, including for atheists, agnostics, the leather and kink community, the trans community and those who identify with the culture of the LGBT community. The club also hosts 35+ meetings a week including for Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) Sexual Compulsive (SCA) Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA) Co-Dependent Anonymous (CODA) Gambling Anonymous (GA) Nicotine (NicA) and Marijuana Anonymous (MA) meetings.
The Live and Let Live Alano Club helps address the first and second largest health issues in the LGBT community: HIV and addiction
which helps save lives. Having a community center like the LLLAC in the neighborhood is a safe place for LGBT-friendly community members to come and get recovery. We also have rapid test HIV testing (monthly) as well as safe sex literature, condoms and lube provided by Family Health Centers of San Diego. We also have free legal council here once each week to help those with legal matters.
People die every day of addiction and HIV infection resulting from being alcoholic or having an addiction. We carry the message of recovery, by human example to the LGBT community that there is vibrant life after addiction that no one needs to go it alone. Freedom from active addictions is desirable and achievable.
LLLAC is a not for profit corporation (4th Oldest GLBT Sober Center in US) that is open to the public 365 days a year. We provide meeting space to 40,000 participants annually in over 37 Twelve- step recovery meetings and produce clean and sober events throughout the year.