Armineh Amy Gourgian

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Armineh Amy Gourgian

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Telehealth Available
Professions: Life Coach, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
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: $170 a session (50 minutes)
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Pasadena, California 91107

My Approach to Helping

If you are feeling angry, lost, lonely, confused, and frustrated, and you don't want to talk about it with friends and your partner, you are not alone.
I am here for you. I will create a safe place for you so you can sort out where your anger comes from and what is the underlying feelings, and what to do with your anger. I will be there to help you to solve the issues that you are confused about them. I will empathize with you and teach you all the tools you need to utilize to reach your goal of assertiveness and productivity. I have 17 years of experience in this field and before becoming a therapist, I was a domestic violence counselor, social worker, and a high school/elementary school teacher. I am passionate about helping people to reach their goals, be it in their professional, educational, or personal life.
I have extensive experience working with couples and young adults who are in the process of individuation and have conflict with parents.
If you are parents who are having a hard time understanding your children's behavior, I can help you to learn positive parenting.
I will make sure you feel heard, understood, safe, and cared about.
Emotional growth will transform all the aspects of your life.
I look forward talking to you. Even if you choose not to attend therapy with me, you can always call me for referrals or for a phone interview.

More Info About My Practice

In the last 17 years, I have witnessed how couples' chaotic, dramatic, painful relationships have transformed into caring, understanding and loving relationships. I use Emotion-Focus Couple Therapy and Imago Therapy to help couples to reach a point in their relationship where they truly understand each other's emotions, thoughts, needs and are able to create loving dialogue.
If you are ready to marry and need to learn to better your relationship before your married life, you can count on me. I will help you in the sessions to understand each other and communicate clearly and use the tools learned in therapy at home.
If you want to enjoy your relationship with your children but don't know how, I am here to help you to connect with your children either in family therapy setting or individually.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

I believe that we all need to go to therapy since life has become more complicated and in this day and age, we can not use coping skills we have learned from our parents. We need to break the cycle of conflictual relationships, abuse, addiction, sexual abuse, and anger that has been transferred to us by our families. Let's reflect on our families' history and learn new ways of constructing our own family.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English
  • Armenian
  • Farsi

Groups I Work With

    Couples, individuals with depression, anxiety, and phobias, immigrants, Armenian and Farsi speaking clients, families going through acculturations, parents wanting to learn parenting, gay and lesbian, young adults needing to individuate

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

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