Therapist Profile

Name:
Payam Ghassemlou, PhD
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Location:
8560 W. Sunset Blvd #500 West Hollywood, CA 90069 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(310) 801-2927
Website:
www.DrPayam.Com
License Number
LMFT33893
Practicing Since:
1992
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Reaching out and asking for help is a courageous act. Everyone’s life challenges are unique, and no one deserves to deal with them in isolation. Whether you are looking to work on a current difficulty or wanting to change old patterns, I would like to help you achieve your individual goals. Having over twenty years of clinical experience, I rely on variety of psychotherapy techniques and theories to provide optimal care. These include Somatic Experiencing, mindfulness, contemporary psychoanalysis, Jungian psychology, Trauma Resiliency Model, transpersonal psychology, cognitive therapy, and Eastern psychology. As a licensed marriage and family therapist for over two decades, I have had the privilege of working with clients from different walks of life. These include but are not limited to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer/questioning, asexual (LGBTQIA+), people of color, and people from diverse religious and socioeconomic backgrounds. In addition, I have an interest and many years of experience helping professionals in creative fields to embrace their artistic gifts and fulfill their dreams. Moreover, I am skilled at creating a safe therapeutic space along with providing caring and time-efficient therapy. Many people come to therapy to deal with boredom and emptiness that is caused by a lack of depth and meaning in their lives. As a gay man, I value having a deeper life purpose as I go through my own journey. I am also available to work with individuals who are looking to know themselves on a deeper level and add more meaning and vitality to their lives. My professional experience also includes serving as a teacher for the Doctoring Program at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Teaching medical students about the psychological factors that impact patient health has enhanced my ability to discuss complex topics in an easier to understand fashion. Please don't hesitate to call me, Payam Ghassemlou MFT, Ph.D., with questions or to make an appointment. I look forward to hearing from you. www.DrPayam.com

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
Individual Therapy, Somatic Psychotherapy
Insurance
Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Cross, Beacon Health Options, Call Office for Insurance Accepted, Private Pay, Value Options
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
MS, Ph.D.

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Anxiety
Career Stress and Changes
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Creativity
Depression/Clinical Depression
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
HIV Related
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Men's Issues
Pain Management
Phobias
PsychoEducational
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Cognitive-Behavioral
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Intersubjective
Jungian
Psychodynamic
Self Psychology
Somatic
Transpersonal Psychology
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity

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