Stella Petros is a licensed clinical social worker. She graduated from University of Southern California with master’s in social work, with Mental Health concentration and child and Adolescents as sub-concentration. She has worked at a community based mental health clinic as a clinician, Field instructor, and clinical supervisor over the last fifteen years. She is currently working with the Glendale Unified School District’s Intern Academy as a Field Instructor. In addition, she is a clinical supervisor for a few non-public schools. She also has her private practice in Glendale. Stella is trained in various Evidenced Practice Models. She is also certified as a trainer in QPR and Mental Health First Aid.
Laura Ourfalian is an Associate Clinical Social Worker. She completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Social Work at California State University, Los Angeles. She is currently a Psychological Services Provider working at the Glendale Unified School District (GUSD) with the Student and Wellness Services Department. Laura provides mental health services individually and in group settings to K-12 students throughout GUSD school sites. Some of the areas that are addressed are as follows: teen issues, peer pressure, self-esteem, parent/child relationships problems, anxiety, depression, and other social-emotional challenges. She collaborates with parents and teachers to gather family history, current familiar stressors, overall family functioning and student’s behavior both at home and in the classroom. Additionally, she leads parent psycho-educational groups in English, Spanish and Armenian. She has acquired certifications in Mental Health First Aid as an Instructor “Train the Trainer” and QPR as a “Gatekeeper” for Suicide Prevention. Laura Ourfalian is currently working on acquiring her necessary hours to obtain her LCSW.
Dr. Ayvazian received his undergraduate degree at U.C.L.A., his doctorate at U.S.C., and his neuropsychology training at the Fielding Institute. He performs neuropsychological assessments in his private practice, at schools, and in hospital settings. He is on staff at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he trains medical personnel in behavioral health and performs in-patient evaluations.
He investigates deficits in the areas of attention and concentration, auditory processing, executive functioning, language, learning, memory, motor skills and other aspects of neuropsychological functioning.
Mrs. Kevork is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice. Alice has been providing therapy to families, children, adolescents, couples and individuals for the last 7 years. She obtained her MA in MFT and BA in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College. She chose this field because of her love for children and their families. In her spare time, Ms. Kevork visits her elderly friends who need company. She sees them as rare jewels, values their wisdom and enjoys her time with them. She works from a systemic perspective and specializes in working with the family unit. She also specializes in offering premarital counseling and working with couples who are facing difficulties with intimacy, vulnerability and other relational issues. She is a Certified Prepare & Enrich facilitator as well as a Certified Positive Discipline Parenting Class facilitator and a Certified Anger Management Facilitator.
Dr. Elizabeth Petrisca is a licensed clinical psychologist currently working with adults, children, adolescents, and their families, implementing evidence based practices, including trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy and positive parenting program. Dr. Petrisca also works with the college aged population, specializing in anxiety. Dr. Petrisca has been published in the Los Angeles Psychologist, an official publication of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association and is also a mental health consultant for workplace related distressing events.
Dr. George Gharibian has a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Memphis and a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Northridge. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of California and provides psychotherapy in a private practice setting. In addition, Dr. Gharibian is a core faculty member in the Clinical Psychology Psy.D. program at the California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles. His teaching and research interests include Intercultural Psychology, Immigration and Mental Health, Clinical Intervention, Trauma, Mindfulness and Family dynamics.
Tanya Loussinian’s great passion is bringing healing to people who have been through traumatic/stressful experience. Mrs. Loussinian is currently a mental health therapist at a non-public school providing psychotherapy services to adolescents and children with diverse mental health disabilities including Emotional Disturbance, Autism, ADHD, Bipolar, Anger management, Behavioral issues, Depression, Oppositional Defiance, Self-esteem, Suicidal Ideation and others. Her therapeutic approach includes CBT, Play Therapy and talk Therapy. Mrs. Loussinian’s educational background includes a Bachelor and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Californian State University of Los Angeles. She currently holds an Associate License in Clinical Social Work and in pursuit of becoming a licensed clinical social worker. Furthermore, Mrs. Loussinian holds certificates in Psychological First Aid, Counseling on Access to Lethal Means, Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools, Bounce Back Provider Training and Safety-Care.
Sevan Tahmassian is an associate marriage and family therapist, graduated with distinction from California State University, Northridge with his Masters Degree in Counseling. Over the past decade, he has worked in a wide variety of professional capacities as a clinician and educator. He took on a role as a Supplemental Instruction (SI) leader for three subjects—Psychology, Astronomy, and Statistics— at Glendale Community College and California State University of Northridge. He is a trilingual —English, Armenian, and Farsi—psychotherapist, and currently provides individual and couple therapy in a private practice setting in Glendale. His multi-dimensional approach is tailored to the needs of each individual in order to equip his clients to view the issues through different lenses, to broaden their perspectives, and to navigate their value-driven lives. Outside of being a therapist, Sevan enjoys traveling, camping, gardening, reading books, binge-watching TV shows, and most importantly participating in good conversations.
Anna is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She has completed an APA-accredited doctoral internship at The Help Group. Anna is also an Assistant Professor of Psychology at California Baptist University, Online and Professional Studies. Anna is passionate about working with children, parents, and teachers, and has developed and executed bullying-prevention and mental health-focused presentations geared toward elementary and middle-school students and their parents. She is currently working on expanding these to include workshops for teachers, focusing on bullying as a social justice issue. Anna recognizes the challenges of navigating graduate education and the entrance into a career, and takes an active role in mentoring young women entering the field of psychology. Anna’s future goals include developing a working relationship and pursuing projects with mental health professionals in Armenia.
Ms. Gourgian is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She uses variety of theoretical orientations such as Gestalt, Psychodynamic, Cognitive/Behavioral, Emotion Focused, and Hypnotherapy to help clients struggling with depression, anxiety, phobias and personality disorders. She also works with families and couples, helping them with conflict resolution, at two locations in Pasadena and Glendale. You can contact her at 818-970-5245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Pilavian is a clinical Psychologist, practicing for over 24 years on three continents. In psychotherapy, his mission is to help you learn how to help yourself. He has two doctorate degrees, both in neuropsychology. He is trained in psychodynamic and humanistic approaches. He specializes in neuropsychological and fitness for duty evaluations, pre-employment law enforcement, and personality assessments, as well as in the treatment of depression & anxiety, mood disorders, relationship issues, personality disorders, and problems related to the workplace.
Ms. Markosian is a Post Doc Intern and the Program Director at Daylight Adult Health Care Center in Glendale (where we hold our board meetings and lectures).
Nanoor is an Armenian-Iranian clinician who decided to immigrate to the United States in 2010 to study psychology with emphasis on behavior analysis in order to gain the knowledge and experience required to assist and educate individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), their parents, caregivers and the community. Nanoor obtained her undergraduate degree in Clinical Psychology from Urartu University of Practical Psychology and Sociology in Armenia and completed a master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2015. Nanoor has worked as a home-based behavioral therapist, overseen home-based programs, designed training protocols for ABA therapists and supervisors, and consulted with families and schools. Her interests include inclusion, social skills, and executive behavior.Currently she is Director of Clinical Services and Quality Assurance for Promise ABA and Vice President of M2N Behavioral Health Management Services. Beside her endless passion for psychology and behavior analysis, she fluently communicates in three languages and had studied American Sign Language for about two years as an alternative communication system specifically to enable non-vocal individuals communicate their wants and needs. Nanoor is an active member of the community, she is a board member of 2BHappy nonprofit organization and Armenian Autism Outreach Project. She is a Human Rights activist who enjoys jazz music and modern art.