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