Meet Your Therapist 

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Sheva Rajaee, MFT #97616

Is a psychotherapist licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California, and living in Orange County. She received her Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California (USC).

Before founding the Center for Anxiety and OCD, Sheva was trained in behavioral therapy at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.  While there, Sheva primarily treated children with Autism to improve social, cognitive and developmental functioning. She also worked at the UCLA Social Stigma and Social Interaction laboratory, where she studied the effects of social stigma on performance.

Next, Sheva trained at the Southern California Counseling Center, where she treated individual clients, couples, families and groups, focusing her training on CBT for the treatment of OCD and related anxiety disorders.

Most recently, Sheva worked as a psychotherapist at the OCD Center of Los Angeles, where she specialized in the treatment of all types of anxiety disorders, and body focused repetitive behaviors (BFRB’s), placing a special emphasis on relationship based anxiety (ROCD) and pure obsessional OCD (Pure-O). A native Angeleno, Sheva is fluent in English and Farsi. She has a passion for helping her clients achieve a new level of understanding in their lives, and guiding them on their path towards finding real relief from anxiety disorders. See her discuss her experience with her own anxiety on the TED stage below. 


Education

UCLA: BA in English Literature 

USC: Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy


Training:

Trainee: The Southern California Counseling Center  

Behavior Therapist: The UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 

Psychotherapist: The OCD Center of Los Angeles 


Meet Your Client Coordinator

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Nicolette Kivlin, BA

is studying Psychology and Human Behavior at the University of California, Irvine and hopes to continue her education to become a psychotherapist in the future. Nicolette has traveled extensively and brings multicultural competency as well as a personal history with anxiety disorders to her work. As the first point of contact at the Center for Anxiety and OCD, Nicolette introduces clients to the therapeutic program and helps clients and their families navigate the often confusing process of choosing the program that is right for them.