Lagha Mostajabi is a therapy extern currently pursuing her doctorate in clinical psychology at Adler University. Guided by her strong belief in the collaborative nature of therapy, Lagha sees her clients as experts in their own lives; she sees herself as a supportive partner in their journey towards positive change and personal growth. Drawing from a blend of humanistic and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) modalities, Lagha adopts an integrative and strength-based approach in her practice. Lagha currently provides individual therapy for patients across the lifespan and is under the supervision of Dr. Montesano and Dr. Guada.
Education and Training:
Lagha earned her BS in psychology with a minor human development and family sciences from the University of Georgia. Upon completing her undergraduate degree, she enrolled in the rigorous doctoral training program at Adler University in Chicago, IL. Lagha recently completed her diagnostic externship at Advanced Psychology Services, a private practice dedicated to providing therapeutic services to clients of all ages from diverse backgrounds and identities. Her clinical experience includes working with child, adolescent, and adult clients, co-facilitating a dialectical behavioral therapy group, and providing psychological assessment for neurodevelopmental, mood, anxiety, personality, and trauma-related disorders.
Lagha has a passion for working with adolescents and adults as they navigate life transitions, personal challenges, and relationships. Lagha’s primary areas of clinical interest include traumatic stress, anxiety, and mood disorders. As a second-generation Iranian American, she intimately understands the unique challenges and stressors that individuals and families may encounter when navigating new cultural environments. This personal connection fuels her desire to provide immigration and acculturation support, creating a culturally sensitive and empowering space for her clients to feel understood and heard.