Sara Mehrabani


Sara M. Mehrabani, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at USC.

Mehrabani received her BA in psychology with a minor in sports medicine at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. She received her MA in psychology at New York University and continued her graduate studies in Marriage and Family Therapy at Long Island University. Mehrabani received her doctorate in psychology (PsyD) at Pepperdine University. As part of her doctoral training, Mehrabani completed a one-year, APA-accredited internship at the Children’s Institute, Inc in Los Angeles, concentrating on family therapy and child survivors of abuse.

Mehrabani was a postdoctoral fellow at Didi Hirsch in the adult and family departments, specializing in trauma and abuse. Mehrabani continued to work at Didi Hirsch as a project coordinator for their Military Families Are Resilient program, which included managing a SAMHSA grant designed to provide outreach and counseling to military service members and their families. While there, she also worked as an assessment psychologist and a supervisor for doctoral students. Prior to USC, Mehrabani was employed as an outpatient therapist and crisis advocate at the UCLA Rape Treatment Center.

Mehrabani has worked for several years in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She specializes in working with youth and families, as well as survivors of sexual assault and political violence. Mehrabani is dedicated to providing culturally informed treatments that are research-supported and evidence-based. Mehrabani is also currently an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University, where she teaches courses on trauma and supervision, and has a small private practice.