Golnoush Yektafar, M.S. is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern previously working at the Behavioral Health Institute in Loma Linda, California, and Strive Holistic Campus in Ontario, California. Golnoush completed her Masters Degree at Loma Linda University and is currently working on her PhD at Loma Linda University. Golnoush has taught Solution Focused Therapy and Crisis Intervention courses to masters level students, and has clinical experience working with diverse client populations. Golnoush’s research interests include chronic illness and the systemic changes that often occur in families due to illness, acculturation and its impact on couple and family dynamics, and socio-cultural contextual factors that impact marginalized couples and families.