As an Armenian American clinician, I strive to provide mental health education in my community to raise awareness and decrease the stigma of seeking therapeutic services. I believe being multiculturally competent is necessary to better understand individuals from various backgrounds and to be more aware of one’s own biases. I received my Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles in Psychology, and my Master of Arts from Pepperdine University in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy.
My interest in Psychology and therapy stemmed early on from my curiosity about human behavior, concern for other people’s welfare, and desire to help improve the quality of their lives. My clinical experience began as a school therapist where I worked with students ages 6-14 years old struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral issues, social/communication issues, history of trauma, and grief. I also have experience providing individual and group therapy at an Intensive Outpatient Program to clients struggling with substance use and mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, bipolar disorder, OCD, and ADD/ADHD.
As a person-centered therapist, I aim to create a nonjudgmental space for my clients to feel heard and seen as they collaborate with me on their individualized treatment plans to achieve their desired goals in therapy. I like to incorporate multiple modalities in therapy such as CBT, EMDR, ACT, solution-focused therapy, and narrative therapy to cater treatment to each client’s individual wants and needs. In my free time, I like to create art, engage in event planning and decorating, and spend time with my family and friends.
Supervised By: Patricia Castillo, LMFT #115696
Location(s): Burbank and Telehealth