Iman Said, PhD
When working with clients, I aim to fully understand their story to help them further understand
Living as a sexual, gender, religious, and racial minority means I sit at the intersections of multiple
marginalized identities. My lived experiences have led me to foster abolitionist radical healing predominantly in QTPOC (queer and trans people of color) communities. I deeply believe that we navigate the world as authors of our epic adventures, which shape our identities and self-concepts.
My therapy style combines narrative and feminist techniques to provide each client with empowering
tools to craft their story. Through this approach, we can work together to make space for and understand your lived experience in our sessions. As your therapist, I aim to help you use your history to shift your present narrative. We can do this by honoring not only the factors that influence you -- but the factors that you influence. In doing so, I hope we can use our sessions to build a foundation to write and rewrite your story confidently and continuously.
To expand my knowledge and better support my clients, I have additional training in human sexuality and gender, traumatology, radical healing, abolitionist psychology, and embodied approaches (i.e., focusing on the body’s physiological processes). I know that supportive communities help foster supported individuals, so I have also taken the time to learn from abolitionist organizations in the South about the principles, applications, and values of utilizing transformative justice as an approach to
community harm and conflict in and out of therapy. My therapeutic focus often includes identity development, interpersonal processing, emotional processing, trauma, intracommunal conflict, grief, anxiety, and depression. In my free time, I find time to play by gardening, hiking, singing, roller skating, and more recently, learning how to forage.
I am currently under the supervision of David Young Oh, LCMHC.