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Dr. Bahareh Amidi

Washington D.C., DC, USA

Dr. Bahareh Amidi is a poetry therapist who believes words and voice can be instrumental in the healing process. She holds a Masters Degree in Family, Marriage and Child Counseling Psychology from College of Notre Dame and a PhD from Catholic University in Educational Psychology. She completed her Certification in Poetry Therapy at the California based Institute for Poetic Medicine. Dr. Amidi has shared the tremendous potential of Poetry Therapy on the prestigious TEDx platform with people from all over the world. She is currently in training at Institute for Poetic Medicine to become certified as a facilitator for writing and healing. Bahareh has led poetry therapy sessions and workshops for the passed year at schools, universities. 
Dr. Amidi’s mission is to offer “poetry therapy in a capsule” and make it accessible and available to people of all ages and backgrounds worldwide.