Fari Emamghorashi, M.Ed

My strength is working with individuals and families who have experience severe trauma. Trauma of war, catastrophic accident, sexual abuse, violence and other events that leave on indelible mark. Helping a person move beyond these events and live again is my joy.

My Experience and Credentials:

Master in Counseling Psychology from Central State University, Oklahoma  1977

Certified Counselor from US Department of Health, Education and Welfare  1978

Advanced Counseling Skills Diploma  2000

30 years life skills counseling, parenting, guidance and supportive family counseling

20 years helping undocumented immigrants

16 years working with traumatized clients from war, rape, catastrophic accidents and domestic violence.  



I lost everything when my family immigrated to the united States-my home, my relatives, my friends. I was angry and a court order for Anger Management in my hand. Fari helped me with everything. I knew with her I wasn’t alone, and that made me feel strong”__ F.B.,Fairfax

Saman Berenji, MA

Admirable experience in treating children with behavioral disorders; Exceptional knowledge of play therapy and other intervention programs, Deep knowledge of behavior dynamics and personality theories; Wide knowledge of autism spectrum disorders, ADHD; and learning disabilities; Great understanding of typical child development and psychopathology in childhood; Familiarity with psychological assessment and treatment techniques; Ability to provide child and family counseling services; Ability to implement care plan; Experienced and skilled to work with children aged 3-14 years; Talent to understand aboriginal social and cultural issues. 

EDUCATION • Master of Art in Community Counseling, Argosy University, Arlington, Virginia, May 2015 • Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology, Minor in Spanish, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, August 2009 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT • Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor - May 2015; Working on Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Credentials. • Continuing Education Units (CEU) in Expressive Therapies: Play Therapy, Art Therapy and Role Playing with Kids and Bullying. • Trauma informed care. • 30 CEU credits of trauma specialized workshop. • Specialized in Domestic Violence and Trauma. • CPR and First Aid Certified • Training and Experience in Data Base, Microsoft Office Automation, Accounting, & Quick Books. • Two months of an intensive study abroad program in Spain. • American born; fluent in Spanish and Farsi. 


FAIR Girls, Washington, DC, December, 2015 – Present 

Case Manager and Court Advocate for a non-profit organization that provides case management, supportive counseling, safe house and group for women who have been exploited through trafficking and domestic violence. • Facilitate different groups for clients; self-care groups, support groups, and financial literacy groups. • Organize meetings for the safe house. • Case management; assisting clients in getting resources for housing, medical, attorneys, social security benefits and other needs necessary. • One-on-one clinical work with clients with history of domestic violence and human trafficking.  • Supporting clients in court and advocating when needed in court cases. • Going to courts to collaborate with law enforcement to gain knowledge on defining trafficking. • Staying at the safe house as a residential counselor once a month. • Supervising the residential counselor for two weeks every month. 

 Sheridan School, Washington DC, June, 2014 – August, 2015   Assistant Director of Auxiliary Programs and Girl's Group Facilitator at a non-profit independent School that serve Grades K-8 th. • Experience in responsive classroom techniques. Program Coordinator to the Creative Arts and Summer Adventure (CASA) camp at the Sheridan School during the summer.  • During the school year managing and creating the schedules of the after school teachers and their after school activities. Organizing and running all of the field trips and events that are coordinated with after school, activities: The Mini-Arts Festivals, Sheridan Open House, Parent/Teacher Conferences and Piano Recitals. • Worked with children ranging from 5 years of age to 13 years of age. • Facilitated a girl’s group, where the children could have a safe place to communicate. • Facilitated positive communication skills, social skills, and healthy relationships with the girl’s group.

Relief Counseling Services

2510 Fauquier Ln

Reston Virginia , USA 20191

Tel: 202 440-1381

Fax:703 390-0585