Sara Heshmati, Ph. D.

University Clinician

Education: Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of Iowa.

Approach to Therapy: Dr. Heshmati primarily uses a psychodynamic framework integrated with humanistic, feminist, and multicultural theories. With the foundation of an authentic therapeutic relationship, she and her clients explore new ways to understand and experience life’s challenges and fulfillments. Dr. Heshmati views therapy as a collaborative effort in which clients feel supported, affirmed, and empowered to identify and create meaningful change.

Professional Interests: Some of her professional interests include women’s issues, trauma, family of origin, anxiety, relationships, AMENA/SSWANA communities, and LGBTQIA+.

Other Activities: Dr. Heshmati enjoys crafting, gardening, video games, and spending time with her friends, family, and her dog, Bear.