Najma Mashadi

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Cerritos, CA


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About Najma Mashadi, LCSW

Najma Mashadi, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who graduated from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. Her career began in Manchester and she brings her warm, friendly down to earth personality along with her British humor into the therapy session in a very respectful and meaningful way.

Najma has worked with adults, adolescents, and children with depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance abuse disorders. She has provided crisis intervention, risk assessments, and supportive therapy with children, adults, and their families at both inpatient and outpatient mental health clinics.

Najma utilizes a holistic approach inclusive of Strength-based Solution Focus Therapy, Positive Psychology, Empowerment and she has obtained certification in several Evidence-Based Practices (EBTs) and Relapse Prevention Treatment. These EBTs include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, CORS (Crisis Oriented Recovery Services), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Seeking Safety (trauma-focused work) Motivational Interviewing and Harm Reduction Models such as the Matrix Relapse Prevention Model, which is one of the most effective treatments for adult and adolescents struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. Najma has prior experience providing consultation, management, and clinical supervision to license-eligible staff.

Education & Certifications

Master of Social Work (MSW) – University Of Houston – Victoria

Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment disorder
  • Adoption
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Behavior modification
  • Child abuse
  • Co-occurring conditions
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Conduct/Disruptive disorders
  • Couples/Relationship/Marital counseling
  • Depression
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Domestic violence
  • Eating disorders
  • End of life issues
  • Gender-affirming mental health care
  • Grief & loss
  • HIV/AIDS related care
  • Mental health consultation/Evaluation
  • Panic attacks/Disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Phobias
  • Physical or sexual abuse
  • Postpartum mental health
  • Same-day initial evaluations
  • Severe childhood emotional disturbance
  • Stress/Stress management
  • Trauma/PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Women's mental health

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna CA
  • Anthem Blue Cross Commercial CA
  • Cigna Commercial CA
  • Humana Commercial CA
  • Magellan Commercial CA
  • Optum/UBH CA
  • Health Net CA
  • insurance-6093
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Partnership HealthPlan of California

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