Call me Dr. Aziz. I’m A licensed Clinical Psychologist in Portland, Oregon.
I’ve been studying psychological health for the last 10 years. Rather than focusing on what’s wrong with people, I’ve found it much more satisfying and effective to uncover and utilize people’s strengths to overcome the problems in their lives.
Over the last decade I have worked with veterans, high school students, college students, and adults of all ages. I’m deeply interested in helping people see themselves and their lives in a truthful, authentic, and empowered way.
I studied clinical psychology at Stanford University and the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology in California. This training provided a strong foundation in the science of psychology, but sometimes lacked heart and passion.
As a result, I augmented this training by studying Coaching, Positive Psychology, Strength-based methods, and Eastern approaches of Taoism, Buddhism, and Mindfulness Meditation.
In addition, I sought out dynamic leaders who were at the forefront of studying how people change their lives for the better. This included training at Mastery and Leadership Universities with Tony Robbins and studying Cognitive Therapy with David Burns at Stanford University in Palo Alto.
I focused my dissertation studies on Self-Compassion – a topic I found essential for myself and for all the people I work with. I’m continually learning and developing tools to help people calm that inner critic, so they can feel better about themselves and have the courage to pursue what they most want in life.
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium
- Postdoctoral Residency: The Student Health & Counseling Center of Portland State University
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara
Professional Training Experience
- Mastery University with Anthony Robbins
- Leadership University with Anthony Robbins
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training Seminar w/David Burns MD & Matthew May MD
- Graduate and assistant of Solsara trainings in Portland, Oregon
- Practicum at the Shyness Clinic in Palo Alto, California
- Practicum at the Homeless Veterans Rehabilitation Project – Menlo Park, California
- Member of the Oregon Psychological Association