Alia Al-Zand, AMFT, APCC, Therapist in Marin County, CA

Alia Al-Zand, AMFT, APCC

Child, Teen, Adult, and Family Therapist in San Rafael, CA

Supervised by Tracey Herman Broome, LMFT

Professional Background

Hello, my name is Alia (she/her) and I’m an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (#118064) and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (#7839). I work with both children and adults who are experiencing emotional distress, relational challenges and stuckness in their lives. My style is collaborative, compassionate and practical. I provide a safe space for people to explore life patterns in order to gain a deeper understanding of how they show up in the world. I am honored to work with clients in developing further insight and in finding the right tools to support them in living richer, fuller lives.

Clinical Experience

​I have a wide range of clinical skills and integrate a variety of therapeutic modalities in order to best serve the client. My clinical experience includes working as a school-based intern, serving adolescents and their families. I also have worked extensively with adults in a community-based psychotherapy setting. Some examples of populations I have worked with have included neurodivergent individuals, LBGTQ+, BIPOC individuals, immigrants, students, folks with mixed heritage, those in the helping professions and artists. Prior to my career in mental health, I worked collaboratively with counseling professionals in supporting college students in their academic and personal journeys.

Areas of Particular Clinical Interest Include:

● Parenting
● Learning differences (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - ADHD, Attention-Deficit Disorder - ADD)
● Social skills
● Impulsivity
● Emotional regulation
● School-related challenges
● Self-esteem
● Depression
● Anxiety
● Assertiveness
● Family of origin issues, including generational and cultural differences
● Life Transitions (esp. becoming a parent, young adult, moving, college, illness, etc.)
● Trauma
● Career challenges
● Relationship struggles

Therapy Services for Children, Teens, Adults, & Families

● Relational psychodynamic therapy

Cognitive-based therapy
Solutions-focused therapy
● Narrative therapy
Play therapy
Family systems therapy
● Attachment-based therapy

 

Education & Training

● Master of Science, Counseling Psychology, Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA
● Two Year Intensive Training in Psychodynamic Therapy, The Psychotherapy Institute, Berkeley, CA
(ongoing)
● Master of Science (Education), College Student Personnel, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
● Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, Sociology, Minor: Psychology, Carleton University, Ottawa

Professional Affiliations

​● California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
● The Psychotherapy Institute
● Psychology Today
● Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

 

Interests

I enjoy connecting with family and friends over a good book, for coffee, in the dog park, or on one of our many hiking trails.