I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in California. License number 97450. I am also licensed in North Carolina, license number 2548. I also hold a Marriage and Family Therapist's license in Connecticut, license number 003114. I think there are times when we all experience some difficulties and challenges in our lives that may require some additional support. Maybe because it is a period which life presents some emotional difficulty, or there is an experience of depression, anxiety, traumatic events, relationship issues, or a loss of some kind. It may also be the right time to work on one’s own personal growth. I would consider it a privilege and an honor to walk through this journey with you. I am very empathic, non-judgmental, warm, and ready to take your call whenever you are ready. I am a multilingual individual who has had the opportunity to live in different countries and work with many diverse populations. I also believe in honoring the uniqueness of each individual and his/her own story. I feel passionate about people and their own distinct narratives. I utilize a variety of theoretical approaches drawing from different theorists for the specific challenges faced by the individual/s. I have a great deal of experience working with victims, survivors, and offenders of domestic violence, victims, survivors, and offenders of sexual abuse (I have been CASOMB certified), survivors of childhood abuse, and problematic relationships with high conflicts. I offer psychotherapy for many other emotional difficulties as well as grief and loss.
Trauma and PTSD
Conflict Resolution Skills
Grief and Bereavement
Family / Marital
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Jealousy, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Jungian Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 97450
CT LMFT 3114
NC LMFT 2548
I haven’t been able to meet with my therapist in a while because I lost my FSA benefits right around when she was going on an extended vacation as she’s not from America. She’s from Armenia so she went home to see her family but I absolutely love the help that she has given me before and I’m hopefully able to meet with her again now that it’s a new year and I have my benefits renewed, Nelly is amazing. I would not recommend anyone else other than her to help with Anger Management as she is absolutely amazing and exactly what I need in a therapist.
Written on Feb 04, 2024 after therapy with Nelly for 1 year on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management
I can’t believe I’ve found not only extremely effective therapy that fits my schedule but Nelly truly cares and is a Dimond in the rough in the mental health field. Reliable, trust worthy and an expert.
Easy to talk to and an amazing teacher. I’m very thankful we were matched through this platform that I highly recommend.
Written on Dec 23, 2023 after therapy with Nelly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Working with Nelly has been life changing to me. Just an outstanding experience, and an overall outstanding person. Her ability to listen and lead with advice and help is 10/10. I’ve grown as a person, and have a fresh outlook on things I’ve struggled with for years. From trauma, to relationship issues, to more general emotions that need a “tune-up,” having someone that’s non biased on life to talk to like Nelly will have you feeling refreshed. Take the leap, book a session, I promise you won’t regret it.
Written on Dec 15, 2023 after therapy with Nelly for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues
Nelly really understands and cares about me and goes the extra mile to keep me on track. She makes you feel like you have someone supporting you on your journey of healing and I personally appreciate all her efforts
Written on Oct 30, 2023 after therapy with Nelly for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Nelly is well versed in family and marriage counseling. She is the type of professional that thrives on knowledge and different ways to tackle life’s stresses. She is sincere and responsive. I adore her and am glad she’s on my team.
Written on Oct 14, 2023 after therapy with Nelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
I very much apprecite that she cares for me. Now when I need it most
Written on Sep 07, 2023 after therapy with Nelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and anger management