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HELLO

I'm Mer, the founder, and creator of the Happiness Clinic and I'm devoted to helping you improve your mental and emotional health. This clinic is intended to be an accessible mental health resource offering online classes, meditation recordings and instruction, blog posts, and private counseling sessions focused on: 

 

 

  •  Anxiety management:

    • Reducing stress, anxiety, and worrying.

    • Relaxation techniques for panic and anxiety attacks.

 

  • Healing trauma:

    • Resolving attachment disorders, childhood wounds, and unfinished business.
    • Learning how to identify love addiction and codependence.
    • Improving self-worth, setting boundaries, and creating healthy relationships.

 

  • Mindfulness and somatic processes:

    • Developing skills for being present and grounded.

    • Practicing meditation and breathwork as a tool for healing and empowerment.

 

 

I'm a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist with an MA in counseling, somatic psychology, and transpersonal psychology. I have a holistic background in the healing arts and walk the line of a mystic creative and an empirical realist grounded in neuroscience.

 

 

My private practice includes online and phone sessions as well as in-person sessions in the Grand Lake District of Oakland, CA.

 

 

To get in touch, you're welcome to fill out the contact form or apply for private counseling sessions. Thanks for visiting and I look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

With gratitude,

Mer Zandifar, MA, CHT

 

P.S. To learn about the Happiness Clinic's charity mission, click here, visit the booklist, or explore the private sessions page.

 

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Client Reviews

Mer Zandifar has been my go-to person when I'm in crisis or just when I need a deep listener to offer their creative wisdom, empathy, and insights drawn from years of experience. Her calming presence and intuitive powers are invaluable. I highly recommend Mer for creative spirits looking to make a transformation in their art and in themselves.

K.L.

San Francisco, CA

Mer was recommended to me during a really dark phase of my life where I was overwhelmed with grief and I could not move forward. Mer is lovely! She is professional, compassionate, and skilled. Mer gently and effectively guided me to a better place using various modalities and her intuition. I will always be grateful for her presence during such a challenging time.

F.S.

Milpitas, CA

Working with Mer has been a life changing experience. I came to her at a very intense time in my life where I was faced with making some big decisions. Through our conversations and meditations, I was able to reach a place of clarity and move forward in my life. Thank you!

S.E.

San Francisco, CA

Modalities + Influences

  • Generative Trance.*

  • Depth hypnosis.**

  • Somatic psychology.

  • Psychoneuroimmunology.

  • Neuroscience.

  • Transpersonal psychology.

  • Kriya Yoga and energy medicine.

  • Linguistics and NLP (neurolinguistic programming).

  • Buddhist psychology.

  • Attachment theory. 

  • Social justice & human rights.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

  • Acceptance and Compassion Therapy.

  • Positive Psychology and The Science of Well-Being

 

 

 

 

 

 

*  Generative Trance, developed by Stephen Gilligan, Ph.D.
** Depth Hypnosis, developed by Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D.

Other Adventures

  • MA in Counseling, Somatic and Transpersonal Psychology.

  • MFT Traineeship at the Oakland Center for Holistic Counseling.

  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.

  • Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Practitioner. 

  • Certified in Trance and Deep Changework.

  • Assisted habit formation, behavioral economics and gratitude research in the Personality and Well-Being Lab.

  • Co-founded the non-profit organization, Awakening through Art with fiscal sponsorship from CounterPULSE.

What Other Clients Are Saying...

Mer is an extraordinary healer and a great human being. If you want to have a truly transformational experience, don't hesitate to learn from her.

J.L.D.

Oakland, CA

Mer Zandifar is a very talented, thoughtful and intuitive healer. During our session, she led me to places within myself that I did not know existed, tapping into deep energies and buried emotions. After our sessions I feel a sense of empowerment and contentment knowing that I have found a true healer that can help me shed the layers that no longer serve me, begin to heal, develop a practice and learn lessons that will help me for the rest of my life. Thank you Ms. Zandifar, you are a phenomenal healer.

M.E.

San Francisco, CA

Mer is incredibly wise, creative and insightful. Her guided visualizations, webinars and session work have greatly improved my life. I can't recommend her enough!

A.C.

Los Angeles, CA