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Department of Counseling and School Psychology

Department of Counseling and School Psychology

Marriage & Family Therapy
multicultural 2-year face-to-face training program

Golbanou Rahimi, MS, LMFT


Golby Rahimi received a BA in Psychology and in Economics from UC Berkeley, and graduated from the SDSU MFT program in 2007. She has been licensed since 2010.  Her clinical work has focused on working with children and their families in a community/home-based setting within a multi-disciplinary setting, specifically following the Wraparound approach.  She has a passion for working with children facing multiple life stressors, generational traumas, and high risk issues such as self harm and suicidality.  She has worked as a direct provider, supervisor, and program manager at Mental Health Systems’ (MHS) Families Forward Wraparound in San Diego, and is currently a Vice President at MHS.  She has a private practice with a focus on working with student and intern therapist on self the therapist development from a solution-focused and narrative approach.  She has also worked in a hospice setting providing grief and bereavement counselling, in a day treatment setting, and has provided supervision at Center for Community Counseling and Engagement.  She has provided annual workshops at SDSU focusing on California’s Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) licensing process.

Research & Teaching Interests:

Legal and ethical issues in therapy; self of the therapist issues, specifically sociocultural influences on the development of the therapist identity; working with children and adolescents in a community/home based setting; acculturation and its influence on identity development and impact on view of mental health services; grief and bereavement.

Professional/Personal Activities:

Supporting students and interns in understanding BBS requirements and guidelines; working with children and adolescents labeled as “Seriously Emotionally Disturbed;” home based therapy services; helping connect interns and trainees with positions within County funded programs.

Marriage & Family Therapy Program


Phone: 619-594-6109