Farhana Sobhan, LMFT

Sex/Gender: Cisgender, Female
Pronouns: She / Her
Ethnicity: Bangladeshi

I started my own therapeutic journey when I was 35 years old. I was unable to find a therapist who shared some of my intersectional identities and ended up working with therapists to whom I had to explain my values, identities, and culture. I wanted to be a therapist to fill the void of therapists who “looked like me” and shared my identities and the oppressive systems I had/have to navigate.

I offer therapy in Bangla. Some of my identities are: Bengali/Bangladeshi, feminist, queer, Muslim, immigrant, womyn, survivor, and artist. I am open to disclosing more about these identities while in relationship with you if it’s helpful to you. As a relational therapist I offer a place for you to use the therapeutic relationship as an anchor, a safe space, as well as a container to process the unexpressed and unprocessed trauma you may be holding in your body. I welcome anger, rage, sadness, disappointment and all of the spectrum of feelings and emotions into the therapeutic relationship. Because trauma happens in a relationship, I believe trauma can also be processed in a therapeutic relationship. My intuition, empathy, intelligence and ability to hold your unique experience are the most important qualities I offer in my practice.

I hold a trauma informed, identity affirming, anti oppressive, power/privilege/oppression and systems lens to every person and idea. I believe that we are not just individuals, but are interwebbed into multilayers of systems that are unique to each person. I hold these beliefs because our collective liberation is tied to every person’s liberation.

As an artist and Expressive Arts therapist, I believe that our creativity is central to our healing process and resilience. I believe that we are all creative and are artists by our birthright. I believe in intergenerational trauma, as well as intergenerational resilience. I believe that healing happens on many levels including the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels.


License Number: LMFT 132987
License State: California
Practice Information
Sliding Scale / Reduced Fee Accepted: Yes
Types of Insurance Accepted: Aetna, United Health, Optum, Oxford, Oscar, Out of Network, Private Pay
Berkeley, California, United States
Therapy Offered
Types of Therapy
Art Therapy, Trauma-Focused, Attachment-based/Relational Therapy, Brainspotting, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eclectic / Generalist, Expressive Arts, Humanistic, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychodynamic
Anxiety, Burnout, Career Counseling, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Grief, Life Coaching, Marital Concerns, Personal Growth, Racial Identity, Relational Concerns, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Spirituality, Stress, Transgender, Trauma and PTSD, Traumatic Grief, Women's Issues
Last modified: February 2, 2023

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