Me, in a nutshell



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Why AtReef ?

After getting retired from the military (Army), I was diagnosed with PTSD. I felt lost and had no place that I could fit.

For years I tried many different therapy and non of them helped me forget what had happened to me in Iraq during my deployment until I started my first reef tank.

A reef aquarium or reef tank is a marine aquarium that houses live corals, marine invertebrates, and saltwater fish. That hobby grew for me and changed how I viewed life.

My reef tank helped me manage my stress and cope with my emotion. Thus, I started my YouTube channel called AtReef.

My Mission

My mission here at AtReef is all about being At-Reef, a relaxing place for you to experience life with a Fresh Perspective. My goal is to create a self-development focused channel.

I will try to give you a variety of information about the techniques that I found helpful to make life fun and relaxing.

“Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” Francis of Assisi

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Who am I?

I am Ehsan Shabahang Born in 1986, originally from Iran, Esfahan. I started my YouTube on Oct 5, 2015. My dream is to be part of your life and connect with people. YouTube has been my passion for many years, and it continues to be the thing that drives me and pushes me to grow.

I am one of those people that tries to find the answer to a problem, and I always work very hard to ensure that the information that I provide is correct. But, if I made a mistake let me know and forgive me in advance. I am still trying to grow and improve myself.

My Accomplishments!

MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

St. Thomas University; Houston, TX | 2019 to 2021

Research Assistant

Harvard University; Boston, MA | 2018 – 2019

BS in Psychology

Suffolk University; Boston, MA | 2015 – 2018

Minor in Foundations of Business

Suffolk University; Boston, MA | 2015 – 2018

Associate Degree AA in Liberal Arts

North Shore Community College; Danvers, MA | 2012 – 2015

Federal Law Enforcement

United States Department of Defense; Portsmouth, NH | 2014 – 2015

Federal Law Enforcement Training – FLETC

Brunswick, GA | 2014 – 2014

09L US Military (Army)

United States Department of Defense; Washington, DC | 2007-2013


My Inspiration

While I have many accomplishments in my life I have to admit that without my wife (Shirin Shabahang) I could not have done any of them. She is always motivating me regardless of what I have done or want to do. Even in my school she has been a key component and helped me to work hard and be the person I am today.

I have to say that my love Shirin was and is the most important part of my life and I am grateful to have her by my side.Shirin is the woman who transformed my imperfections into perfections, just by her touch, love, passion, time, and acceptance.

Hello, there! I’ll be glad to hear from you. Send me your thoughts.