Couples [Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (ICBT)]
I am well versed in co-occurring disorders and realize that there is usually more than one issue present in a person's life causing them to experience stressors. I have worked with adolescents and adults in hospital settings, rehabilitation centers, and private practice to gain positive tools to help relieve their everyday difficulties. I am comfortable working with all types of clients who are reaching out for help.
I believe in evidence-based therapies and utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as my main approach to clients struggling with depression, anxiety, parenting issues, chemical dependency, and more. I understand that therapy can be a new experience for some people, and would love to help to find ease in your everyday stressors with the use of my knowledge, care, and passion for this work.
MA - Psychology, Phillips Graduate Institute
I became a mental health professional because I genuinely care about people and their stories- whether uplifting or not, I felt as though I was making a difference just by being present for them. From a young age, I provided a nurturing, listening ear, and was a safe place for my friends to confide in. As I became a mental health professional, I was able to not only do that but provide helpful feedback to help them engage in positive changes in their own lives.
My interests outside of work are spending time with my husband, and two young children. I enjoy being outside with them and going on walks. I am interested in baking and improving my cooking skills!
One thing I do daily that helps with my well-being is dancing with my children. I grew up dancing ballet, and so after dinner, we play upbeat music and dance all together. It makes us have fun together while laughing and moving our bodies.
My favorite organization to be involved with is the Paros Foundation which helps many projects across Armenia. The main one I am involved with provides funding for an orphanage with children with physical disabilities. They raise money to take these children on appropriate excursions to neighboring cities by providing transportation, food, and supervision. These children get to experience time outdoors and much-needed recreation.
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