Laudan Moghadam, PhD, LCSW-C
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 the Institute for Clinical Social Work (ICSW) in Chicago. Prior to working as a private practitioner, Dr. Moghadam worked with child victims of neglect and abuse and also worked in an inpatient Behavioral Health unit and completed psychiatric assessments in an emergency department. Her diverse work background has helped her to gain a deep understanding of a wide range of mental disorders, different symptomologies and 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 ongoing problems, identify patterns, develop better self-awareness and self-acceptance, and form healthier relationships. She strives to provide a safe and supportive environment in which she can collaborate with clients. Her approach is psychoanalytically-informed and is relational and she believes in approaches that allow for a shared experience and understanding to be formed. Her goal is to individualize the treatment in order to address the specific needs of each client.
Dr. Moghadam is also a certified integrative trauma clinician and works with the survivors of chronic and isolated traumatic experiences. In her trauma work, she aims to help clients stabilize, and eventually process their trauma. She also facilitates sexual trauma support groups for both adolescents and adults.
Additionally, Dr. Moghadam enjoys working with the first and second generation of immigrants on issues around adjustment and adaptation and finding a balance between different cultures. Besides English, she speaks and provides treatment in Farsi.