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Garo Demirjian

AMFT # 137503
APCC# 13217

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Garo Demirjian is a skilled and compassionate Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC) who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from CSUN (Cal State University of Northridge) earned in 2020, and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University completed in 2022. With a deep passion for helping individuals, couples, children, and families navigate a range of issues and heal from trauma, Garo brings a client-centered and humanistic approach to his practice.

At the heart of Garo's therapeutic approach is his belief in the innate capacity for growth and healing within each individual. He values the unique experiences and identities of his clients, and he empowers them to explore their path at their own pace while gently guiding them beyond their comfort zones. Garo recognizes the importance of building a trusting and safe therapeutic relationship, where clients feel comfortable being vulnerable and open. He employs techniques such as optimism, openness, and empathy to create an effective therapeutic environment.

One area of particular interest to Garo is equine-assisted therapy, which he has experience using in trauma-informed treatment. His goal is to help those who have experienced various forms of trauma throughout different stages of life to learn, heal, grow, and evolve from their experiences. Garo is dedicated to providing the highest quality care and continually seeks to expand his knowledge and expertise in the field of therapy.

Garo is a valued member of the Avedian Counseling Center and Anger Management 818, under the supervision of Angelica Churchian, LMFT #125124. He offers individual, couple, and family therapy in person at multiple locations, including Sherman Oaks, Woodland Hills, and Glendale. In addition, Garo provides therapy through telehealth (Zoom), and he is proficient in both English and Armenian, offering a culturally sensitive approach to his clients.