My name is Mona Eshaiker and I'm so happy you are here.
I was born and raised in Southern California by parents from Iran and Iraq. My mother was an educator and my father was a political and social organizer. I continued the path of service by pursuing a Master’s in Clinical Psychology and subsequently becoming a licensed marriage and family therapist.
My passion for community healing is rooted in the empowerment of historically excluded individuals as I’ve experienced firsthand the damaging effects of unconscious bias, sexism, racism, homophobia and Islamophobia in the workplace. It is my intention to provide organizational education, awareness and healing to all impacted.
I’ve worked at a variety of sites including the government sector, non-profit agencies, for-profit clinics and most recently, at a healthcare technology start-up. It was at the tech startup that I experienced severe burnout that I now understand was a byproduct of leading various DEI initiatives in addition to my role as regional clinical manager.
After meeting with a therapist and taking time off work, it was clear that I needed to prioritize my mental health. I took a leap of faith and opened my own private practice. This ended up being one of the best decisions I've ever made and I'm so honored to provide individual therapy to queer and trans people of color. After quitting my job in tech, I was fortunate enough to also land at the Rise Journey, an HR consulting firm as their Senior Advisor of Inclusion & Wellness to supplement my work and extend reach of care.