Hamed Fatahian


Hamed is an Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who has graduated in Clinical Counseling from the Palo Alto University. He also holds a B.A. in Clinical Psychology from University of Tehran. He has  management experience at several psychotherapy clinics in Iran.

He has studied and trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a well-known couple counseling model developed by Dr. Sue Johnson.

LIFE EXPERIENCE: Hamed's personal experience as a husband and father over the past decade gives him the real world experience to speak into the lives of his couple clients. He understands the daily challenges of working, parenting and maintaining a loving connection with one's spouse. He helps couples learn to communicate and connect in a trusting way so that they find better ways to do life together. 

CROSS CULTURAL SENSITIVITY: His experience as an Iranian American who has been living and working in both countries helps him to be more understanding and supportive to cross-cultural clients. He understands the subtle cultural differences that can become magnified and destroy relationships. He is able to build a bridge of understanding and acceptance that can reunite a relationship.

DIVORCE / GRIEF RECOVERY: Besides couples therapy, one of Hamed's passions is to help individuals who have recently divorced and are dealing with the grief over their relationships. He believes as an immigrant, he has experienced deep grief which helps him truly empathize and support those who are struggling with loss and suffering.

NEURODIVERSE COUPLES: Hamed helps couples breakdown the old patterns that drive neurodiverse couples apart so that they can be open to finding meaning and connection in the small things of daily life. He will assist you in finding ways to thrive in a connected relationship. You will be coached in emotional and behavioral tools that will help maintain and reinforce the progress that is made in couples therapy so that your progress will be long lasting. 

LONG TERM IMPACT OF CHANGE:  Hamed believes that, if we can transform a couple’s relationships, we are not only helping them, but also helping their families for generations to come. Also, most of people’s toughest struggles are related to their relational issues so, as the relationship improves, the person's individual problems seem less challenging. 

Web site:




  • Cross-Cultural Couples

  • High Conflicts Couples

  • Couples Struggling with Trauma

  • Relationship Conflicts

  • Affair Recovery

  • Pre-marital Counseling

  • Grief after Divorce

  • Healthy Grieving as a Couple

  • Couples going through life transitions


Fluent in Farsi (Persian) and English



Couples, Families, Young Adults 



Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Emotion-Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT), Attachment-Based Psychotherapy, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Family System Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Humanistic Approach  


Registered Associate, MFTA #124635, APCC #9331

Supervised by Claudio Silva, LMFT #82582 


Phone: (408) 755-6167

Young Couple


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The main office of Couples Recovery Center is located in the San Jose area. All of our therapists are practicing virtually via telehealth. Some are also meeting in person.

3880 South Bascom Ave, Suite 216,  San Jose, CA 95124 


(408) 459-9309


We have a team of amazing couples specialists ready to help with your most important relationship.

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