Azarm Ghareman, PhD

I am a Clinical Psychologist (PSY17003) with special training in Depth Psychology. Depth Psychology is a branch of psychological science that honors the unconscious. I have conducted many professional training workshops and have taught at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California, as an adjunct faculty member. I also hold advanced degrees in chemistry and business administration.

My life includes several difficult cultural adaptations. At age 16, I emigrated from Iran and spent two years in an international high school in Geneva, Switzerland, studying subjects in English, which at the time was a foreign language to me. I watched my country burn in conflict of revolution as I adjusted to life in a foreign land.

At age 18, I came to San Luis Obispo, California — a stranger to the American culture and knowing no one — in pursuit of higher education in chemistry. Resilience and determination helped me survive the acculturation challenges. I achieved academic excellence and made many friends. I moved on to graduate degrees in chemistry and business administration, but eventually found my vocation in psychology and have remained in this field ever since.

I have wide cultural interests, particularly in language, and especially in Persian poetry. Cooking and writing are my favorite hobbies. I believe simplicity is the essence of elegance and a key to contentment.

My private practice is in San Luis Obispo, California where I work with adults and couples on a Fee-for-Service basis.