Psychological Assistant

Iman Farajallah, PhD(c)
Registered Psychological Assistant
Supervisor: John P. Rettger, PhD, PSY27863


Iman’s goal when working with individuals or families is helping them to achieve mental and emotional health, as well as discover and reach their potential, and fully participate in life. She has a wealth of experience working in a range of therapeutic environments. Iman’s therapeutic approach is humanistic and informed by the current practices in Psychodynamic Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness.

Current Educational Training
– Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D) in Clinical Psychology candidate, Sofia University, Palo Alto, CA.

Advanced Degrees
– Master of Arts  in clinical psychology from Sofia University
– Master of Behavioral Science Degree, International Relations from San Francisco State University.

Certificates & Other Training
– California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators (CAADE) in Lakewood, CA.
– Diploma in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at Erasmus University in the Netherlands in partnership with the Institute of Rotterdam, The Netherlands for International Mediation and Conflict Resolution. 

Psychological Assistant Job Functions:
In Dr. Rettger’s practice, the psychological assistant
 may provide clients with any of the following services: initial phone intake, mental health assessment, diagnosis, treatment and crisis intervention services for adult and/or youth clients. Under supervision, the assistant may collaborate with treating primary care providers and with psychiatric and allied health professional to plan and direct each individual patient’s treatment.

Contact & Legal Information

John P. Rettger, PhD
CA Licensed Psychologist (PSY27863)
407 S. California Ave STE 10
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Dr. Rettger Direct Voicemail: 650-930-0170 

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: This website is an information and educational communication system; it does not constitute treatment advice and while certain mindfulness and yoga practices may be offered in articles on this site, they are offered as educational materials and not psychotherapy interventions. Your visiting this website does not constitute a professional relationship between you and Dr. Rettger.

Dr. Rettger does not respond to requests for information or services through electronic communications. He only responds to phone calls at 650-930-0170.

Dr. Rettger does not provide any psychological emergency consultations, for emergencies please call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room and request a psychiatric evaluation.