- M.D., St. George’s
University School of
Medicine in Grenada
- Residency, Delaware
- Fellowship, Johns
School of Medicine,
Child and Adolescent
- Certification, Psychiatry,
American Board of
- Certification, Psychiatry
DR. IMAN PARHAMI, MD MPH
Iman Parhami, MD MPH is a board-certified psychiatrist who completed his child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Parhami strives to practice a multi-disciplinary approach that is empirically supported, family driven, and culturally sensitive. In addition to being the psychiatrist here, Dr. Parhami attends to his clients at West Valley’s Community Mental Health Clinic, at USC’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, and at a private clinic.
Furthermore, Dr. Parhami, provides clinical instruction in psychiatry to medical students, psychology interns, and postdoctoral trainees at USC’s UCEDD.
Dr. Parhami’s clinical interests include helping adolescents overcome excessive behaviors that can become problematic, such as video gaming, drug use, and gambling.
He is also enthused in providing psychiatric evaluations and psychopharmacological treatments for complex ADHD, severe mood disorders, autism related symptoms, mood disorders, aggressive behaviors, depression, and anxiety disorders.
Dr. Parhami’s training experience consists of multiple settings highlighted by year-long rotations at the Co-Occurring Disorders in Adolescence Clinic at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at Kennedy Krieger Institute. During his training, he received multiple national recognition awards, which included a research training grant from the American Academy of Children and Adolescents and National Institute of Drug Use, and other awards from the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and American Psychiatric Association.
Dr. Parhami has published multiple peer-reviewed scientific journal articles focusing on addictive disorders. Notably, Dr. Parhami completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at UCLA focusing on psychosocial interventions for behavioral addictions and a clinical fellowship at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia.
Dr. Parhami spends his free time with friends and family in the San Fernando Valley, where he grew up. He is also an avid fan of his alma mater’s (USC) football team.
- M.A., Social Work
- California State
University, Long Beach
- B.A., Psychology
- California State
LUCY MINASSIAN, MSW, LCSW
Lucy Minassian is an interactive, solution-focused therapist with over 18 years of experience in the mental health field. As a licensed clinical social worker, her work history consists of working with individuals across the age spectrum in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Applying various evidenced-based approaches, she encourages family involvement as a major part in the recovery process. A firm believer in systems theory, she sees the family unit as complex and ever-changing. Thereby challenging and empowering families to grow and thrive in order to meet the demands of the family unit.
Specializing in treating adolescents, adults, couples, and families struggling with addiction, co-occurring disorders, relationship issues, anxiety, and depression. Lucy takes an action-oriented, collaborative approach to promote change in both individuals and their families. Along with compassion and understanding, Lucy utilizes the therapeutic relationship to explore the underlying causes of addiction in order to successfully move through pain and trauma to develop healthy coping skills.
- M.A., Mental Health
- B.S., Mental Health
College of Santa Fe
- Certificate in Eye
The Institute of Creative
DENISE KRAUS, MA.
Denise Kraus is a National Certified Counselor with the National Board of Certified Counselors and currently registered as an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of California.
She has a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University, a Bachelors Degree from the College of Santa Fe in Mental Health Counseling, and a certificate in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) from The Institute of Creative Mindfulness in California.
Denise has worked in the Mental Health/Substance Abuse field for over 20 years and specializes in trauma-related disorders, as well as Stage Two recovery from addiction. She has experience working with trauma-related disorders, including: Dissociative Disorders and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID).
In her practice, Denise utilizes Music Therapy, Trauma-Informed Care and Person-Centered Therapy. She focuses on reducing suffering and developing coping skills, when navigating through trauma to reconnect and find meaning and purpose in life.
Her highly personalized approach, identifies and integrates strengths and needs, so that hear patients learn to experience a sense of wholeness, hope and joy, that will be lasting and life-affirming.
- M.A., Psychology
Phillips Graduate University
- Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Kate Maddox, MA, LMFT
Kate Maddox is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in co-occurring disorders. Kate received her master’s degree in psychology from Phillips Graduate University in 2013 and has worked in in a wide variety of clinical settings, including residential treatment centers for substance abuse and mental health, family counseling centers, adolescent treatment centers, and private practice.
Kate incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, narrative therapy and family systems in her therapeutic practice. In addition to working as a therapist, Kate has been a journalist for 30 years and believes in the power of writing and journaling to heal and transform lives. Kate has two grown children and enjoys hiking, mountain biking and snow skiing.
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