Anna Ayvazian, Psy.D.

Dr. Anna Ayvazian is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY 27137) who obtained her doctorate degree in Clinical Community Psychology from the University of La Verne. When working with clients, she tends to apply the ecological perspective in order to obtain a more comprehensive assessment of the symptoms presented, and in turn provide most effective treatment options and follow-up care. Over the course of her professional career she has provided individual, family, couples and group psychotherapy in a variety of settings (Department of Mental Health, Psychiatric Hospital, College Counseling Center). Dr. Ayvazian has worked within a multidisciplinary team including other clinicians, psychiatrists, as well as education professionals, providing long term/short term therapy, as well as rapid stabilization, crisis intervention (LPS designated) and aftercare services to children, adolescents and adults. In addition, she has conducted psychological assessments with children, adolescents and adults, and has taught Testing Seminar, as well as other classes in the Doctoral Program at the University of La Verne. Dr. Ayvazian presented a research project on Challenges in the Correctional Mental Health Care, at the Western Psychological Association Convention. Currently she is employed within the LA County Department of Mental Health, Juvenile Justice Program providing services to adjudicated youth. Dr. Ayvazian has broad experience providing group psychotherapy including Cognitive Behavioral Skills groups, TFCBT (Trauma-Focused CBT), PCIT (Parent-Child Interaction Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Treatment), Seeking Safety, Anger Replacement Treatment, Substance Abuse Treatment groups, CSEC (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children) specific groups and Psychotherapy Process groups. She is fluent in Russian and able to converse in Armenian.