KANEEZA LAFIR, PsyD., PsyD
I am a licensed psychologist in the State of California (PSY19238) and Director of Clinical Training at the Center for Individual and Family Therapy. I offer psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, testing and assessment services, and clinical supervision.
Education, training, and approach:
I earned my Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) from the Rosemead School of Psychology, and my Doctoral degree in Psychoanalysis from the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles.
I use several therapeutic approaches, and the modality used in therapy is primarily influenced by the client’s needs, personality, and goals. My work with my patients primarily focuses on the impact of very early significant relationships on the ongoing emotional development of an individual. The focus of assessment and treatment is on individuals’ interactions with others, as well as how they think and feel about themselves. I assist my clients in exploring how their interpersonal relationships have impacted their emotional development, as well as how their previous relational experiences are affecting their current relationships. In the course of treatment, I also use a family systems approach to assist families in developing more effective problem-solving strategies, exploring how each member of the family impacts and is impacted by other family members.
I am available to assist with a variety of clinical problems and relational issues including:
- Mood Disorders
- Substance Abuse
- Childhood Trauma, Abuse, and Neglect
- Child and Adolescent Disorders
- Family and Relational Issues
- Clinical Supervision
- Psychological Assessment
- Learning Disabilities
- Psychoeducational Testing
- Psychological Evaluation