S. Mahmud, MA, PPS

Educational Counselor & Personal Enrichment Coach

I have been rejuvenating minds and enriching lives for over a decade. I speak 5 different languages and having walked personally transformative world wonders such as the Great Wall of China and Mayan Pyramids, I am an enlightened world traveler of 22 countries thus far. My educational accomplishments include a BA in Psychology and BS in Social Relations followed by Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy from the University of Southern California.

I have 14 years of experience in educational counseling and mental health. My career started as a Social Worker providing directive to foster parents and coordinating treatment plans for children in foster homes and then in outpatient clinical services providing therapy. I have worked in such settings as the Child Life Unit of the Oncology Department at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital. Invigorating the minds of terminally ill children is truly a privileged opportunity. Having counseled children and teenagers in both school settings, outpatient therapy, and as part of Child Protective Services, guiding youth to become successful individuals was my calling and I continued as a counselor in the public school system for 10 years. Along with guidance and cognitive behavioral counseling services, I have implemented parent education programs, trainings, and behavioral intervention programs in the public schools. It is my belief that all students are able to learn given a positive learning environment that enhances exploration and student confidence.

About 2 years ago I started focusing more on quality of family life and working towards private practice and life enrichment coaching services. I believe in living authentically and a rich life. I'm passionate about helping others to find fulfillment, and just as I believe all students are able to succeed in a positive learning environment, I also believe that anyone can bring to life their wildest dreams. My mission is to offer my cultural experiences, trainings, introspection and innate qualities in entirety to help create mindfulness and ideal lifestyles.

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