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Racial/Ethnic Identity

Children of Immigrants



Relationship Conflicts/Stress

Family Issues


Phase of Life issues


Work/Life Balance

Emotional Neglect

Self Compassion


Daniya Ahmed                    

CA Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #126829

Under the Supervision of Amber Keating CA LCSW#22838

Life can be tricky, especially when juggling all of our feelings, experiences, and lessons it gives us. Have you ever caught yourself feeling doubtful, worried, or dissatisfied in the way things are going? Have you felt stuck in your current routine or haunted by a past that just won't let you move forward? Let’s explore that!


Together, we will co-create a space where we can consider your past and present, then use it all to shape your future. We will build skills and awareness that will serve you in your process of growth and fulfillment. My goal as your therapist is to help you find, strengthen, and use your true voice in and outside of our sessions.


My clients often comment on the safe and inviting atmosphere of our sessions. Within that space, I’ve witnessed clients reach a level of vulnerability that has produced impactful and long lasting change that, over time, gets them closer to the person they want to be and living the life that they deserve. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques and select the interventions that best align with my clients goals and needs. The main theories I use are from a psychodynamic and shadow work lens. My clients find me flexible, accepting, non-shaming, humorous, calming, and supportive. I enjoy bringing meditation, imagery, guided activities, and other helpful coping skills to clients. I also center compassion based models, somatic experiences, and attachment lens in my practice.


As a certified grief informed professional, I specialize primarily in working with children and adolescents who are experiencing a loss in their life. I also work with teens, individuals, couples, and families experiencing grief. I’ve had success treating depression, anxiety, traumatic stress, adjustments, relationship and/or family stress, and other issues pertaining to racial and ethnic identity. I also offer short-term, structured premarital couples sessions to help build a healthy and strong foundation to your relationship.


As a clinician of color, I particularly enjoy working with clients of color in their therapy journey. My training and therapy practice is heavily based in a social justice and anti-racist lens, and clients have shared their appreciation in being able to explore and process their lives and issues through these lenses.


Wanting and going about change can be a tough process, and you’ve already started it! I’m here to support you in the way you want and need. I work with clients through both telehealth and in-person at our Santa Monica location. Reach out for a 15-minute phone consultation, I look forward to speaking with you!!


University of Southern California (USC)

Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy

California State University Fullerton (CSUF)

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology


  • Children and Adolescent Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS-CA)

  • Suicidality and Suicide Loss in Children and Teens


  • California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists ( CAMFT), Member​​


Mobile: 424-835-1809

Main Office: 310-612-2998 

Office Fax: 424-600-7150



Anywhere in California

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