Welcome to “On the Couch” … a series of Q&A sessions dedicated to getting to know the amazing staff at Well Clinic
This week, we’re sitting down with Mojdeh Mansoori, a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) at Well Clinic in San Francisco.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in a small town on the Central Coast.
What is your favorite quote?
I grew up with Persian poetry, especially from the poet Hafiz. I find this quote of his particularly beautiful:
“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.”
What is your favorite part about your work?
I love connecting with my clients and having the opportunity to heal others. I feel honored to be a part of my clients’ lives.
What is your favorite thing about San Francisco?
I think it is one of the most beautiful cities. I love that it has a certain European charm. It is such a special and unique place.
In your free time, what are you most likely doing?
I am most likely shopping for vintage clothes, supporting the local art and music scene, and spending time with friends.
Where was your last vacation?
I spent time in a yurt near the Yuba River. It was pretty magical. Swimming in the waters of the Yuba was very peaceful.
What causes are you most passionate about?
I am most passionate about issues of social justice and feminism.
What was your career before becoming a mental health practitioner?
I was a teacher for many years.
What is your favorite sports team?
I am always ready to represent any of the Bay Area teams. I especially love the Giants.
Tell us about someone who inspires you … past or present?
My grandmother inspired me. She was fiercely independent at a time and in a country where that was not always easy to do.
Name one guilty pleasure, past or present.
I have been known to catch up on celebrity gossip from time to time.
What was one of your first few jobs.
I was a sushi waitress in college.
What’s one fun thing you wish you could do more of?
I would love to take more road trips.
What made you want to become a mental health practitioner?
I wanted to empower my clients and be a part of their healing journey.
Learn more about Mojdeh’s professional background as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) at Well Clinic.