Azi is a trilingual (English, Farsi and French) Virginia Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). She graduated from George Mason University with a Master's in Counseling and Development and then pursued a Post-Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Virginia Tech University.
Azi has worked in various clinical settings, and has extensive experience working with at-risk adolescents. Azi is trained to conduct the Extended Play-Based Developmental Assessment (EPBDA, Gil) and received specialized training to offer Boundary Project services (Gil & Shaw), for problem sexual behaviors in young and school-aged children.
Azi has experience providing individual, group and family therapy to treat issues of trauma, acculturation, depression, adjustment and loss. Additionally, Azi has experience addressing parent-child conflicts, relationship and gender identity issues.
At Gil Institute, Azi will continue her work as a trauma-informed therapist utilizing play and expressive therapies to work with children and families who have experienced sexual abuse and family violence.