Dr. Asgarian approaches each therapy relationship using the principle of Unconditional Positive Regard; which is to say that she accepts and values each client unconditionally, without judgment, disapproval, or approval. She also operates from the belief that every person is doing the best that they can at that moment to move forward in their life. However, many people need assistance in developing skills, growing their confidence, and/or gaining a deeper understanding of negative patterns of behavior that move them away from their goals. Dr. Asgarian facilitates this process, using Cognitive-Behavioral techniques as well as more traditional talk therapy. Dr. Asgarian's goal is to get clients OUT of therapy, and on to living positive and rewarding lives.
Population treated: adults and adolescents (age 12 and older)
Areas of specialty/interest: depression, anxiety, common adjustment issues of adolescence, adjustment to a new health status, chronic pain, and psychological/cognitive recovery from mild traumatic brain injury