Dr. Bahaur Amini is a licensed counseling psychologist with experience providing individual, couples, family, and group therapy to adolescents and adults from diverse backgrounds. She specializes in working with issues related to relationships, family, identity, stress, life transitions, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, grief and loss, cultural concerns, and improving one’s well-being.
Dr. Amini’s approach to therapy is grounded in multicultural, strengths-based, psychodynamic, and systemic theories. In her work with clients, she considers the whole person, their past, and their environment. She shapes her approach based on culture, identity, and client goals. Her style can be described as relational, creative, and exploratory. Most importantly, she prioritizes providing a safe, accepting, collaborative, and empowering environment for clients as she joins them in their journey towards change. Dr. Amini is passionate about her work and is dedicated to assisting clients identify their challenges and build confidence in their ability to manage the distress in their life while finding healing and growth.
Education & Experience
Dr. Amini obtained her PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas and her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from CSU San Bernardino. Her vast and varied training includes work in university counseling centers, community clinics, and in-patient treatment facilities. Dr. Amini completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Nebraska’s Counseling and Psychological Services clinic, where she specialized in working with students from underrepresented groups.
In addition to her practice with Orange County Health Psychologists, Inc., Dr. Amini serves on the executive board for the American Arab, Middle Eastern, and North African Psychological Association (AMENA-Psy) The Society for Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race (Division 45) of the American Psychological Association, and is a past recipient of the Dedication to Social Justice and Liberation in Counseling Psychology Award for her sustained leadership and anti-racist advocacy and solidarity with others.