Elan Javanfard

Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Adjunct Professor

Education: LMFT

Industry Expertise: crisis services and substance services

Research Interest: research in high-risk and crisis mental health


Elan Javanfard is a psychotherapist (#87054) who specializes in reintegrating the whole self, by utilizing present-focused methods of discovery and coping. Javanfard is the division director of crisis residential services at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services located in Los Angeles County, California. In his role he oversees 24 crisis residential beds and 40 substance recovery beds with clients experiencing diverse mental health and substance issues, with goals of crisis stabilization and hospital diversion. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology.