Bahar Mallah is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania and a Nationally Board Certified Counselor. She earned her Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Within Bahar’s academic career, she has field experience within various settings including a Behavioral Psych Unit at a Medical Center, a psychiatric medical practice providing treatment based on art and science of wellness principles specializing in DBT, and a crisis intervention organization providing crisis intervention within the community.
Throughout Bahar’s professional career, she has worked in various places and levels of care. Bahar has worked clinically in home-based family therapy and outpatient therapy. She has largely worked as a Functional Family Therapy (FFT) in-home therapist using evidence-based practice with a multi-system focus. She has worked as a Family Intervention Therapy (FIP) in-home therapist to address impact of substance use within families. Additionally, she has experience working with adults in an outpatient setting offering individual therapy for those with mood disorders. Bahar believes it is imperative to encourage advocacy within the therapeutic process for clients whether it’s individual empowerment, community collaboration, or system advocacy.
Bahar’s clinical experience includes the treatment of family relationships, substance use, Anxiety, Depression, life transitions, adolescents, adults, and trauma informed care. Additionally, she continues to grow her learning in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) training program at the Center for Integrated Behavioral Health. Bahar uses a person-centered approach in conjunction with evidence-based practices in therapy that is non-judgmental, validating, and empowering.
Bahar’s acceptance, compassion, and unconditional positive regard for others are apparent through her ability to develop strong, trusting, therapeutic relationships with her clients. As a therapist, Bahar believes in a therapeutic approach that is driven by a genuine therapeutic relationship, goal oriented, and encouraging interventions based on strengths and values. She believes in collaborating with clients to process difficult emotions, learn ways of having more fulfilling relationships, and creating sustainable skills that allow you to create a life worth living.