Sara Tousi, LCSW

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Sara Tousi, LCSW

License No. 89177

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Occupational Distress
  • PTSD
  • Trauma
  • CBT
  • Client Centered
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness
  • SFT
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused

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  • Telehealth
  • 13-17
  • 18-59
  • 60+
  • California
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Cross Blue Cross
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Shield California
  • Cal VCB
  • Carelon
  • CIGNA Behavioral Health
  • GEHA
  • Health Comp of CA
  • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Medicare – California (South)
  • Meritain Health
  • MHN Managed Health Network
  • Optum
  • Sharp Health Plan
  • TriCare For Life
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • VA Choice TriWest

About Sara Tousi, LCSW

Hi there, I’m Sara!
I am an LCSW. As a clinical social worker, supporting clients to overcome barriers to their various treatments is an important aspect and an integral part of my social work practice. I have over 15 years of experience working with clients from various backgrounds. I have vast experience working with individuals that struggle with Anxiety, Depression, Relational Issues, Occupational Distress, Cultural Issues, Life Adjustments/Transitions and as well with individuals experiencing Grief, Trauma, and PTSD.

My approach
My approach is to listen to clients, show them compassion and understanding, and support and guide them through adversities in their lives. I utilize a variety of therapy modalities in order to support clients meet their treatment goals, including Crisis Intervention, Acceptance Therapy, Motivational Therapy, Client-Centered-Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Bereavement Therapy, Emotional-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, and Psychodynamic Approaches.

My focus
I often work with individuals that struggle with Anxiety, Depression, Adjustment/Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, and with individuals that are experiencing Grief and Loss, Trauma, PTSD, and Relationship issues, and Work Distress.

My communication style
I utilize active listening, reflective listening, validation, empathy, and respect and I emphasize on a strong sense of shared understanding.

My journey to mental healthcare
My interest in supporting others to cope with their hardships and traumas began at a very young age due to my own background filled with traumas and hardships. My experiences in life have molded me into a compassionate individual with a keen interest in helping others. My goal is to be there for others and support clients through their hardships and challenges and support them to reach their goals in life.

My goals for you
I start slow with the client to know the client beyond their symptoms and illness experience. I start by identifying broad motives, hopes, and dreams. I collaborate with the client to choose a theme to focus on and narrow their theme into one or more specific goals. I collaborate with the client to make their goals concrete, measurable, and SMART. Collaboratively we create an action plan to track and achieve their goals.

My first session with you
During the first session, I will ask questions about the client’s presenting concerns, as well as their history and background. I utilize active listening, reflecting listening, validation, empathy, and respect. I strive to connect with the client and the client connects with me in order to achieve the most effective therapeutic outcome. I provide a safe, accepted, respected, and comfortable environment for the client to feel safe to share their feelings, thoughts, concerns, challenges, hopes, and goals.