Dr. Laudan Moghadam received her master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from University of Maryland and completed her Doctorate degree in Clinical Social Work with application of psychodynamic theories and psychoanalysis from Institute for Clinical Social Work (ICSW) in Chicago. Prior to working as a private practitioner, Dr. Moghadam has experience working with child victims of neglect and abuse. She also worked in an inpatient Behavioral Health unit, and completed psychiatric assessments in an emergency department. Her diverse work background has helped Dr. Moghadam gain a deep understanding of a wide range of mental disorders, symptomologies, and different treatment modalities.
Dr. Moghadam’s clinical practice focuses primarily on working with adults to address unresolved issues from the past, better understand the causes of problems and identify patterns, develop better self-awareness and self-acceptance, and form healthier relationships in order to improve the overall quality of life and present time. Dr. Moghadam strives to provide a safe and supportive environment in which she can freely collaborate with clients. Her approach is psychoanalytically-informed and is relational and she believes in inter-subjective approaches that allow for a shared experience and understanding to be formed.
Dr. Moghadam also enjoys working with the first and second generation of immigrants on issues around assimilation and adaptation. Finding the right balance between one’s original culture and the ‘new’ culture can be challenging and exploring these issues can help alleviate the anxiety caused by it.
Besides English, she speaks and provides treatment in Farsi.