Alina  Gorgorian
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Alina Gorgorian

Psychologist, PhD
California Accepting Online
West Los Angeles Not Accepting In-person
Updated April 29, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional dysregulation
  • Anger management
  • Relationship issues
  • Executive coaching
  • Impulsivity
  • Binge eating disorder
  • Body image
  • Couples counseling

Professional statement

Dr. Alina Gorgorian is a Psychologist in West Los Angeles, CA. She received her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University in New York. Prior to that, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from California State University, Northridge, and an additional Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University. She completed her predoctoral clinical training at Bellevue Hospital in New York and an APA-accredited internship at the VA.

Dr. Gorgorian also completed an APA-accredited postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Psychology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where she served as the Associate Director in the Adult Outpatient Psychiatry clinic. There, she worked with a multidisciplinary team of health care providers to provide direct patient care, taught a CBT course, conducted trainings and provided clinical supervision to pre-doctoral psychology students and psychiatry residents.

Dr. Gorgorian has received extensive training and thus specializes in the delivery of evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP). Dr. Gorgorian was intensively trained in DBT by Marsha Linehan’s training institute, Behavioral Tech.

Dr. Gorgorian has worked as adjunct faculty at Pepperdine University and Alliant University. She has also given many presentations on a variety of mental health issues and evidence based treatments, nationally and internationally.

Dr. Gorgorian served as the Clinical Director, then Executive Clinical Director at Clearview Treatment Programs in Los Angeles. She was brought on board to develop comprehensive DBT programs across the company. For nine years, she oversaw all clinical aspects of Clearview's programs, including developing programming, managing multidisciplinary team of master’s and doctoral level mental health providers and psychiatrists, providing training, clinical supervision, consultation, and conducting workshops, all while continuing to provide individual, group, and family therapy.

Dr. Gorgorian has been in private practice since 2008, utilizing evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapies to deliver treatment to individuals and couples. She has extensive experience working with individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, addictions, Binge-Eating Disorder, mood disorders, and trauma.

Her work focuses on changing cognitive and behavioral patterns to help clients make life changes, achieve goals, improve mood and ultimately, improve their quality of life.


Message to clients

I believe in utilizing methods that have been researched and proven to work. I aim to immediately target struggles and provide concrete tools to help my clients help themselves. My goal is to help minimize their pain and help them build the kind of lives they are looking for, in line with both their goals and their values, by approaching therapy compassionately and scientifically.

I know therapy works within a warm, safe, non-judgmental, and collaborative space and am dedicated to creating this space, and utilizing it as the foundation of our work together. I pride myself on being down-to-earth, funny, and approachable so that my clients can feel safe and allow me to guide them in their therapeutic journey. I understand life is busy and filled with many challenges. Being in therapy should not be one more thing on your plate; rather it should be your own space to work on your self-care and mental health. While there are no no quick fixes, I will attempt to give you skills that will alleviate your symptoms and put you on your desired path as quickly as possible.


Specialties

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Emotional dysregulation - Help in managing the duration and intensity of difficult or negative emotions, like anger, fear, and sadness

Anger management - Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Executive coaching - Addressing mental barriers to realizing full potential; overcoming performance anxiety and self-doubt to reach personal and professional goals

Impulsivity - Building self-control and emotion regulation skills; managing and reducing problematic or dangerous behaviors, such as stealing or fire setting

Binge eating disorder - Support around distorted body image and beliefs around food; counseling to reshape problematic behaviors and thought patterns; coping strategies for reducing or eliminating episodes of binge eating

Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Alina Gorgorian is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $300 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $225 - $300
  • Initial session: $300 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

West Los Angeles practice
11500 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 460, Los Angeles, California 90064
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 9:00-12:00
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2008 - Present
Clearview Treatment Programs, 2011 - 2020
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 2009 - 2010
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

Fordham University, 2009


Languages

English