David Khalili, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (101184)

MA, Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University

Languages: Farsi, English


Research says that the relationship with your therapist could be the most important factor in reaching your goals. My primary aim is to build a strong relationship by earning trust and creating a thoughtful, safe, and considerate space to work together. I believe in providing clients the tools to help reach the goals they strive for - personally or professionally. While the disorders I have helped treat may vary, the ideal treatment is suited to the client, not the condition. Together, we will strive forward to realize the goals you want to reach.


Psychotherapy is not a process in which the therapist tells a client what to do. In fact, the therapeutic process is similar to completing a puzzle. My belief is that clients provide the pieces that composes their lives; my goal is to help put the puzzle together.


I believe in psychoanalytic therapy and attachment theory, the idea that the past shapes us and more specifically our experience as a child helped mold our personality today. Overall however, I believe in an eclectic approach to treatment where the needs of the client dictate the therapeutic process.

Contact David to schedule an appointment or
for a brief consultation to discuss your particular needs.





  • Adults, couples, adolescents

  • Women


& Certifications

  • Relationships

  • Trauma

Treatment Approaches

  • Psychodynamic

Session Fees
& Payment

David's standard session fee is $150 for a 50-minute session, payable by cash, check or credit card. A superbill is available if requested for you to submit to your insurance company; however, Open Door Center is not responsible for the insurance company's policies and reimbursements. The full session fee is due at the time of service. David also offers fees on a sliding scale, dependent on availability and based on your financial need.

Need more information or help,

please contact us at 714.332.1200 

or email at info@theopendoorcenter.org.  

Contact Us

Sign up for periodic newsletters, notifications of upcoming events and other offerings (be assured we do not send a lot of 'junk' mail).

© 2019 Open Door Center for Integrative Healing

540 North Golden Circle Drive, Suite 312
Santa Ana, CA 92868

Main: 714.332.1200     info@theopendoorcenter.org

A 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation

(EIN 47-4177256)



A ministry founded in the tradition of
the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange