Sara Asadifar

Sara Asadifar is a skilled and compassionate therapist with an unwavering dedication to helping her clients achieve lasting growth and healing. Her 5 years of experience in mental health treatment have equipped her with the expertise and insights needed to support clients facing a wide range of emotional and psychological challenges.

Sara’s journey in mental health treatment began as a trainee MFT, where she provided court-mandated therapy to troubled teens. She then moved on to work as an Associate MFT at a domestic violence center, where she played a key role in empowering survivors and guiding them towards healing and recovery. After that, she worked in private practice, where she provided sex therapy and helped clients overcome a broad spectrum of emotional and relational issues.

Currently, Sara serves as a Primary Therapist at Lido Wellness Center, where she creates a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to explore their emotions, work through their traumas, and build healthier relationships. In addition to providing individual therapy, Sara also facilitates group therapy sessions where clients can share their experiences, receive support, and learn new skills.

Sara’s approach to therapy is grounded in her deep belief in the power of the therapeutic relationship to promote healing and growth. Drawing from a range of theoretical orientations, including Gestalt, Attachment, and Psychodynamic, she tailors her treatment to meet the unique needs and goals of each client. She is also trained in EMDR, a powerful approach to trauma therapy that helps clients process and heal from past traumatic experiences.

Outside of her clinical work, Sara has also held administrative roles where she has helped clients navigate practical matters such as housing, food, and legal assistance. Her experience working with survivors of domestic violence has given her a unique understanding of the importance of creating a sense of safety and stability for clients, particularly in the early stages of therapy.

Sara’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton, and a Master’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. She is also in the process of becoming an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and has completed the educational requirements at The Buehler Institute. In addition, she has sought out extra training in various therapy techniques, including Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Relational Life Theory, Infidelity Recovery, and Sensate Focus.

Sara has been recognized for her work in helping clients return to dating after being in abusive relationships and was interviewed for her expertise on Laura’s House Community Conversations channel. In her personal life, she places a strong emphasis on maintaining her own mental wellness, which includes spending time with loved ones, laughing, cooking, exercising, and indulging in heart-warming films. Sara’s warm and empathetic approach, combined with her deep knowledge and expertise, make her an exceptional therapist who is committed to helping her clients build lives that are full of purpose, connection, and joy.

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Meggan Bunce

Meggan Bunce is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in working with couples and families. She obtained her graduate degree from Alliant International University in 2020 and has an undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology from Cal Poly, SLO.

Before joining Lido, Meggan gained significant experience as a primary therapist in residential drug and alcohol treatment. There, she had many clients with dual diagnoses (addiction and mental health issues). She is still passionate about helping families and individuals battling addiction and substance use disorders.

Meggan’s expertise and passion lie in couples and family work, especially helping families with adult children re-negotiate their relationships for better functioning. She continues to seek experience and education about couple’s issues, believing that relationships are the heart of a well-lived life.

One of the most rewarding aspects of working at Lido for Meggan is collaborating with high-quality therapists who all share the common goal of helping each client with their unique challenges. She’s happy to be part of a well-rounded and supportive environment.

In her personal life, Meggan incorporates wellness and self-care by staying active and trying new things. The beautiful Southern California weather allows her to enjoy the natural beauty of local beaches and mountains for most of the year. Meggan also spends time with her three children, observing and supporting them as they explore their life journeys.

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Lauren-Rachelle Palazuelos

As the Director of Clinical Development (DCD), Dr. Palazuelos is responsible for providing clinical leadership, fostering high-quality patient care, standardizing clinical protocols, developing plans for program expansion, and contributing to the recruitment and retention of clinical staff.

She completed her BA in Psychology from Cal State Fullerton and received her MA in Clinical Psychology in 2009 and subsequently her PsyD in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology.  Dr. Palazuelos has also completed an APA-accredited predoctoral internship focused on trauma-informed care.

Dr. Palazuelos has worked within a variety of mental health settings including schools and PHP/IOP programs as primary therapist, program director, and clinical director.  She has also worked in various community mental health organizations and has a private practice where she provides individual, family, couples, and group therapy in English and Spanish.

As well, she has worked at a medical facility with a multidisciplinary team (physicians, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers) where she completed therapy, cognitive assessments, and evaluations with patients.

Dr. Palazuelos is passionate about her job and providing the best for our patients. She has received extensive training in trauma-informed care and has been exposed to a variety of evidence-based practices.  As a trauma-informed provider, she believes that treatment should be tailored to the individual, as each person is unique and has specific needs.

Two of the aspects that she most enjoys about working with Lido Wellness Center is seeing the patients improve their mental health and do well and being able to collaborate and work with a strong and passionate team who put patient care first.

When asked what she loves most about her job at Lido Wellness Center, she says, “I love working directly with the clinicians and patients, and I fell in love with Lido’s mission of ‘providing integrative, holistic, and comprehensive care.’ I love that we are able to honor each person’s uniqueness.”

In her personal life, she incorporates wellness and self-care through practicing meditation, playing the piano, and reading. She loves to dance and spend time with friends and family.

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Seda Terzyan, PhD

Dr. Seda Terzyan, PhD, is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist (PSY 29251) with a specialization in treating and evaluating co-occurring cognitive and psychological problems. She is the Founder of Perspectives.

Dr. Terzyan is experienced in the delivery of both evidence-based psychotherapy and clinical neuropsychology, having intentionally emphasized training in both disciplines to foster a deep understanding of the brain.  Dr. Terzyan’s areas of neuropsychological expertise are in traumatic brain injuries, memory loss, ADHD, and learning disorders.  Her areas of clinical expertise are in the treatment of cognitive disorders, anxiety disorders, and trauma-related conditions.  She has extensive experience working with clients presenting with medically and psychiatrically complex diagnoses, allowing her to effectively diagnose and treat diverse psychopathology.

Unlike what so frequently occurs in our healthcare systems, Dr. Terzyan is keen on identifying and treating underlying causes, rather than just suppressing symptoms.

Dr. Terzyan is currently a member of medical staff at Hoag Hospital and St. Jude Medical Center.  Dr. Terzyan is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN).

Dr. Terzyan received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California in 2016.  Dr. Terzyan thereafter completed two years of post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric and adult neuropsychology, providing comprehensive neuropsychological reports for a number of purposes. She also conducted testing for specific forms of dementia and worked with medical professionals to provide targeted treatment.  Prior to receiving her doctorate, Dr. Terzyan completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at the Pacific Islands VA Healthcare System, assessing veterans and military active duty populations for presenting problems such as traumatic-brain injuries and PTSD.

Dr. Terzyan also completed a year-long clinical placement at the Loma Linda University Medical Center, Rehabilitation Hospital, where she was trained as a neuropsychology liaison on an interdisciplinary medical team, providing brief assessments and short-term evidence-based psychotherapy for patients with complex spinal and brain injuries.  Prior, Dr. Terzyan completed a year-long placement at the Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center (BMC), working on the high-risk child and adolescent inpatient unit.  Dr. Terzyan completed her Master’s degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis on neuropsychology at Loma Linda University, and completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2009.

Dr. Terzyan has extensive training in multiple ‘evidence-based’ interventions, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotion-Focused/Gestalt Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Cognitive Rehabilitation.  She has also trained for five years at the Gestalt Associates Training Los Angeles, and emotion-focused psychotherapy for individuals across the life span.

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