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Masti Lashkari

Masti Lashkari

8 years of experience

Throughout my professional career, I spent 10 successful years working in the banking industry and another 10 years in pharmaceutical sales, exceeding in various sales and managerial positions. However, I was constantly drawn to psychology and eager to study the relationship between conscious and unconscious phenomena and the role of feelings and thoughts. Therefore, I was keen to make a career change to becoming a psychotherapist. To pursue my goal, I enrolled in a master's degree program in psychology, which required a significant time commitment. I often spent long hours in the evenings and on weekends reading textbooks, writing papers, and preparing for exams. Balancing my studies with my full-time job was challenging, but I was determined to succeed.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our first session, you can discuss your current challenges, emotions, and worries openly. This may involve delving into behavioral patterns, relationships, and recurring themes. Regarding goal setting and expectations: We’ll collaborate on your aspirations for therapy and the desired outcomes. This discussion may encompass specific issues you want to address and broader objectives related to your personal growth.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

Our personalities are shaped by age six when the brain is most vulnerable. During our childhood, the majority, if not all, of our attachment issues are formed. In other words, I cannot ignore your childhood. Now, that doesn't mean you have to sit on my couch and cry yourself to sleep. It means that I, as a therapist, I need to understand the underlying root of your visions, inspirations, insecurities, and defense mechanisms to help you lead your life. I utilize a psychoanalytic lens to diagnose and have a humanistic-existential collaborative approach to my sessions. In other words, it's my job to analyze and meet you where you choose to be.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

The cut-throat sales experiences I attained in the corporate world showed me that I am replaceable at any given moment. That competition & being number one has become more valuable than self-worth. The stress and anxiety I dealt with were beyond words.I needed a trusting-analytical perspective—a therapist capable of listing, understanding, and analyzing. Someone qualified to investigate the interaction of conscious and unconscious elements in the mind while bringing repressed fears and conflicts into the conscious mind. My goal as a therapist is to help high achievers identify and resolve the blocks that are in the way of their success.

About Masti Lashkari

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Newport Beach, CA, USA