When Your Country Is Hijacked By Real Religious Extremists… DTH Episode 159 with Dr. Mahsa Hojat-Khoshniyat
𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐈𝐬 𝐇𝐢𝐣𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐑𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐄𝐱𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐬
You don’t have to look very far these days to find those that would rather run the United States of America down rather than be grateful for all that she has to offer. Have you ever wondered though why so many choose to emigrate from their home countries around the globe to the United States if we are so oppressive? The numbers coming versus those leaving are quite lopsided, and for good reason. I’m not here to discount peoples’ perceived grievances, but things become far more clear when you listen to those who’ve experience real oppression. Things become very different when your country is hijacked by real religious extremists.
𝐖𝐡𝐨 𝐢𝐬 𝐃𝐫. 𝐌𝐚𝐡𝐬𝐚 𝐇𝐨𝐣𝐚𝐭-𝐊𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐡𝐧𝐢𝐲𝐚𝐭?
Dr. Mahsa Hojat-Khoshniyat was born in Iran and had the pleasure of growing up with cultural values of empathy, humility, being humble, hardworking, and caring. As a part of her cultural values, from very early on, she learned the importance of human value, dignity and respect despite race, culture, circumstances, socioeconomic status, or education. Mahsa learned the value of perseverance, believing in oneself, standing for what is right, and not giving up even when it gets hard.
Despite being raised with this incredible set of core values, Mahsa spent her early years living a duality of circumstances. The country in which she was born, and loved dearly, had been hijacked by religious extremists. Mahsa, as many do in the country of Iran, lived by one set of rules within the confines of her home and something totally different in public.
Mahsa and her family emigrated from Iran to the United States when she was 20 years old. Dr. Mahsa completed her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Masters in Social Work at UCLA in 2008. She completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Social Work, with an emphasis on psychodynamic treatment in 2016. She has over 12 years of experience in the field of Mental Health, working with hard to reach populations, those struggling with histories of trauma depression anxiety, and relationship difficulties.
𝑳𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒏 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝑫𝒓. 𝑴𝒂𝒉𝒔𝒂 𝑯𝒐𝒋𝒂𝒕-𝑲𝒉𝒐𝒔𝒉𝒏𝒊𝒚𝒂𝒕 𝒃𝒚 𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒄𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒇𝒖𝒍𝒍 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒆𝒔 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒆𝒑𝒊𝒔𝒐𝒅𝒆 𝒂𝒕 𝑫𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒆𝑻𝒉𝒆𝑯𝒂𝒕𝒆.𝒄𝒐𝒎.