Anita Avedian

M.S., L.M.F.T., C.A.M.S.-IV

Anita Avedian

M.S., L.M.F.T., C.A.M.S.-IV

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $300 for a 50-minute session. $200 for working with one of our Licensed Therapists, and $150 fee for working with one of our Associates.
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15233 Ventura Blvd., Suite 1208
Sherman Oaks, California 91403
655 North Central Ave Suite 1704
Glendale, California 91203

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My Approach to Helping

I enjoy working with individuals, couples, families and groups with a variety of issues. My areas of specialty include anxiety, anger, relationship issues, and addictions. I help clients develop communication skills, coping skills, and improve self-esteem by replacing unhealthy beliefs about themselves with a healthier outlook. The combination of using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for building necessary skills, and the use of Gestalt approach for raising awareness of one's behavior, works well for reaching therapy goals. Treatment may be brief to address a problem, and the skills learned for addressing current issues may be used without a therapist for future challenges. Goals are set at the end of each session so that work is continued between sessions. Clients could use therapy to learn, understand, and change the thoughts and behaviors that have not been working for them. Therapy is useful for understanding patterns and lifting symptoms. I do believe that therapy is helpful, yet not necessary for long-term. For clients who would like to reduce symptoms immediately, including anxiety and/or trauma, Thought Field Therapy (TFT) can be very beneficial.

More Info About My Practice

Anger Management 818 offers over 20 groups weekly at over 9 locations. We offer both groups and individual sessions. Services help with learning skills to better deal with stress, and anger, and will help guide participants to communicate more effectively.

I facilitate a weekly Social Anxiety Group for Adults for $225/month. The group focuses on understanding social anxiety, gaining support from group participants, and learning necessary tools to work through cognitively and behaviorally. Please see my website for more information.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

The length of therapy varies for each client. It will depend on the goals and the needs of the client. People usually seek therapy when they are in crisis or experience discomfort, which plays as a motivating factor in search for a therapist. The initial sessions of psychotherapy include gaining a history, and understanding oneâ??s patterns. My focus initially would be to help strengthen coping skills including taking better care of oneself. Depending on the frequency of therapy appointments, the initial part of the therapy could take a few weeks or a couple of months.

Another main contributing factor to the duration of therapy is the work done by the client between sessions. Since there are goals set, and skills learned, the practice of what is covered becomes vital to see progress in therapy.

I view the therapy process as a brief intermittent therapy throughout the lifespan, which means that the client will seek treatment when in need. Therapy can also be ongoing, such as months or years, if the purpose of therapy is to seek self-exploration.

You can discuss the purpose of your therapy with your counselor in order to have a more clear answer to this question.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • Armenian

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Anger Management
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Energy Psychology
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
  • Thought Field Therapy (TFT)
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