Saima Farooq Bhatti, PsyD

Counselor Faculty

Academic Training:

M.S., in Multidisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Special Education, State University of New York (2008)

M.Ed., in International Counseling Psychology, Lehigh University (2017)

Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, The Wright Institute (2023) 


Predoctoral Internship at San Jose State University's Counseling & Psychological Services (2022-2023)

Areas of Special Interests:

Immigrants, Muslim-identified and BIPOC individuals, first-generation students, advocacy for marginalized communities, substance use, identity development, identity development, acculturation, enculturation, health conditions, CPTSD, anxiety, phobia, OCD, and trauma.

Theoretical Orientation:

Integrative, culturally humble, and relational therapeutic style with a focus on person-centered approach while focusing on systemic issues. Use different modalities including mostly third-wave CBT, ACT, DBT, EET, EMDR, ART, CPT, exposure-based interventions, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, and family systems.