hira khanzada

Hira Khanzada



1-(855)-554-2545 Ext. 722
[email protected]

Office Location

Bay Area


Hira Khanzada is a Licensed Psychotherapist (LCSW) in California. Her background includes a B.A. in Psychology and Master’s in Social Welfare, both from UC Berkeley. She completed her graduate training at institutions including the nationally-esteemed UCSF/SFGH Trauma Recovery Center, the Fremont Family Resource Center, and Stanford Health Care in the Department of Palliative Medicine.

Hira's experience includes, but is not limited to, working with those who encounter family or relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, suicidal or homicidal thoughts, and sexual, physical, or emotional trauma histories. Her approach is non-judgmental and warm, and she seeks to address issues from the root cause.

Hira's practices are evidence-based. She often takes from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (working on thoughts), Cognitive Processing Therapy (working on core beliefs), Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation (working on emotion regulation) and, when warranted, inner child work (working on emotional blocks and barriers). She keeps sessions structured and goal-focused, while remaining flexible with clients' varying needs for emotional processing and self-exploration.

Hira also believes that family therapy can be a powerful tool for recovery. In family work, her goal is to help unveil the positive intent that is beneath painful interpersonal exchanges, and to transform dysfunction into understanding and resolve.

In addition to her clinical work, Hira served for 5 years as the Khalil Center Bay Area Chapter's Community Outreach Coordinator. Additionally, she has served as a member of both the Stanford Community Advisory Board on Muslim Mental Health, and The National Alliance on Mental Illness' (NAMI) FaithNET National Advisory Board.

Hira's many projects have included ongoing workshops, groups and healing circles for youth, women and general audiences, on topics including trauma recovery, family relationships, and finding balance in life. Hira's personal interests include being out in nature and finding ways to craft delicious paleo treats.

Clinical Focus

  • Trauma

  • Family

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Self Worth

  • Transitions & Adjustment Needs (grief, loss, stress management, etc)


  • Individual Therapy (Adolescents & Teens)

  • Individual Therapy (Adults)

  • Family Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy

  • Skills Training in Affective and Behavioral Regulation

Languages Spoken

  • English

  • Urdu