Violin Narooz-Gad's love for the human mind started at a young age. She had always been fascinated by how people think, what they feel, and why they do what they do. However, when it came to college, Violin started her post secondary endeavors with a music performance degree. After which, she opened a music teaching studio and taught for 6 years. this short detour confirmed to Violin that she needs to switch careers to counseling. So, she obtained her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University, New Brunswick, Canada, in 2016.
Violin found herself gravitating towards working with adults. She believes that individuals are unique and thus, she caters to that by integrating varying psychological modalities she has training in, which include, but are not limited to, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, the Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and raising emotionally healthy children program by the Gottman Institute.
Moreover, she traveled to areas like Jordan, Lebanon, and Sweden to volunteer her time to work with refugees in a short term capacity. Upon graduating, Violin obtained a position in Calgary, Canada as a Mental Health Therapist at the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society where she worked with Survivors of Torture and Trauma that came to reside in Canada from all over the world. This work was both difficult and fulfilling for Ms. Narooz-Gad. After 1.5 years, Violin relocated to the United States.
In her private practice, Ms. Narooz-Gad works with adults that may find themselves struggling with issues including, but are not limited to: depression, anxiety, anger, personality disorder features, interpersonal relationship disturbances, trauma, addictions, bereavement, and varying crises.
Ms. Narooz-Gad is a Certified Canadian Counsellor in good standing with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Moreover, she is a Board Certified Christian Counselor with the American Association of Christian Counselors and has recently obtained her LPC-A in Texas (License #87606) and is supervised by Jason Duenas , M.A., LPC-S, MAC. Also, in early 2021, Violin accepted a position as adjunct faculty at Purdue Global University.
If Violin is ever asked why she does what she does, she'll undoubtedly say, " I consider it a great privilege, even an honor, walking with someone in their pain even for a short time. I once heard it said that a place of pain is holy ground. I intend to, in every session, to metaphorically "take my shoes off" before I enter the room, as a show of respect for that person's pain. I believe we are meant to walk through life together and not alone, so, through this, I can do my part of 'walking-with.'"