Dr. Armaghan Ghassemi is a psychologist located in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Ghassemi has nearly 40 years of experience as a psychologist, and specializes in helping teenagers and adults with mood disorders, which includes anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. Many of Dr. Ghassemi’s clients feel as if they can’t control their emotions, which might negatively impact their health by interrupting eating or sleeping patterns. Their mental health might also lead to feelings of isolation or conflict at work or in relationships.
Dr. Ghassemi’s approach to helping clients draws from psychodynamic and psychoanalytic practices. She teaches clients how to reflect on their inner worlds, expanding their understanding of themselves. Clients openly process through their thoughts, learning more about their instincts and innate drives. They identify their needs and discuss how their needs influence how they live their lives. Dr. Ghassemi provides calm guidance throughout this process, highlighting themes and insights. From their work in sessions, clients can see a reduction in their mental health symptoms.
Dr. Ghassemi earned a PhD from the California Graduate School of Psychology in 1999. She also enjoys working with couples, helping them to strengthen the health of their relationship and overcome conflicts. Her sessions are informative, educational, and motivating, leaving clients with a new perspective on their lives.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Domestic violence - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for those surviving a partner’s abusive attempts to control one’s thoughts, beliefs, and actions
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Psychological evaluations & testing - A broad range of tests and assessments that may be used to identify present strengths, provide diagnosis clarity, and inform treatment goals