Nelly Farnoody-Zahiri, PhD, Psychologist in Los Angeles
My practice is in Family Psychotherapy. I am committed to providing clients with the highest standard of professional practice, confidentiality, and privacy. I am passionate about working with Children and their Families, and as a Clinical Psychologist I like to use accurate psychometric tools for the purpose of assessment, and evidence-based interventions to help my clients achieve the most effective results in a nurturing and compassionate environment. When working with families, I like creating an atmosphere of warmth and support in which families can reach their maximum potential in terms of social, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and spiritual functioning.
Being a Psychologist and a mother of three, with my bi-cultural identity as an Iranian-American integrated gives me a unique insight, desire, and opportunity to influence Multi-Cultural Understanding of Families & Peace-Learning Parenting through Media Outlets Within My Own Community, and on a Global Level.
I Teach and Practice Peace-Learning Parenting. It is my earnest belief that these simple principles of Peace Psychology can be applied to the most complex issues facing the light of this belief, Peace Learning Parenting is not merely my contribution - it is my calling.
Call or Email Nelly Farnoody-Zahiri for a free phone consultation now - (310) 299-7126


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: Palo Alto University
  • Year Graduated: 2001
  • License No. and State: PSY24183 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $150 - $300
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: APA
  • Member Since: 1998
  • Certificate: UCLA/Postdoc- Youth Addiction
  • Certificate Date: 2006


  • Child or Adolescent
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Teen Violence
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino, Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Alternative Languages: Farsi


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 05 May 2017
Nelly Farnoody-Zahiri, PhD, Psychologist in Los Angeles

Nelly Farnoody-Zahiri

Psychologist, PhD