Yasmin (Makki) Rahdari, MA, LMFT

Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Adjunct Professor

Education: MA, LMFT

Industry Expertise: child/adolescent psychology


Yasmin (Makki) Rahdari earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. She is a licensed marriage & family therapist and has several years of experience working in the field of mental health with children, adolescents, and families. Her work focuses on treating adolescents in school-based mental health programs and young adults dealing with anxiety, depression, and difficulty through life transitions.

Rahdari has experience with early childhood disorders and parent and family counseling. She worked as a child development specialist and case manager with an interdisciplinary team of speech, occupational, and physical therapists. Rahdari conducted developmental and psychosocial assessments, developed treatment plans, and oversaw implementation of interventions. Her areas of focus include: children, adolescents, young adults, families, parenting, depression, anxiety, stress, life transitions for young adults, and working with families with special needs children.

Rahdari has an extensive background in technology and working in higher education administration. Rahdari is the associate program director for the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program here at Pepperdine University. Rahdari supports current, incoming, and prospective PsyD students, as well as alumni. She is responsible for the day to day operations of the PsyD program, admissions, dissertation administration, academic advising, and clinical training administration for all active PsyD students going through practicum and internship. Rahdari also oversees clinical workshops, continuing education, and professional development events here at GSEP. Rahdari has a passion for working with students and helping them excel in the field of psychology.