Treating Your
Difficult Mental Conditions

Farzaneh Ehsan, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Licensed by the California Board of Psychology #PSY28121

Gary Berghoudian, Psy.D.
Psychological Assistant
Registered with the California Board of Psychology #PSB94024395

Nazila Pedram, Psy.D.
Psychological Assistant
Registered with the California Board of Psychology #PSB94025192

Doctors Who Care About Your Mental Health & Well-Being

Mental Health Services
Treatment Approach

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About Us

Get the help you need and deserve at Advanced Mental Health Center in order to overcome mental barriers that get in the way of being the healthiest version of yourself. We provide mental health services to adults in the San Fernando Valley, including Encino, California and the surrounding cities. We offer a high level of expertese in various therapeutic evidence based practices. As experienced mental health providers, we understand socio-cultural norms and adhere to all privacy and ethical regulations.

Our experience working in medical offices led to the realization that several mental disorders were causing medical issues. Advanced Mental Health Center was founded to address the issue. We decided that if you could target and treat these mental disorders, you could greatly reduce the incidence of various medical issues.

Dr. Farzaneh Ehsan is our clinical psychologist and is licensed with the California Board of Psychology. She has more than ten years of clinical work and experience as a registered psychologist, in addition to internship experience in counseling adults and older adults of various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Dr. Ehsan is trained in different Evidenced Based Practices (EBP), such as PST, IPT and CBT modalities. Dr. Ehsan provides neurofeedback therapy services in addition to psychotherapy. Neurofeedback is direct training of brain function, by which the brain learns to function more efficiently. We observe the brain in action from moment to moment. We show that information back to the person. And we reward the brain for changing its own activity to more appropriate patterns. This is a gradual learning process. It applies to any aspect of brain function that we can measure. Neurofeedback addresses problems of brain dysregulation. These happen to be numerous. They include the anxiety-depression spectrum, attention deficits, behavior disorders, various sleep disorders, headaches and migraines, PMS and emotional disturbances.  Dr. Ehsan is bilingual and fluent in Farsi.

Dr. Gary Berghoudian is our psychological assistant under the supervision of Dr. Farzaneh Ehsan and is registered with the California Board of Psychology. He has more than 8 years of postdoctoral experience in the mental health field. His internship experiences include serving as individual, family, and group therapist, intake specialist, case manager, and clinical coordinator of intensive outpatient services. His experience spans across multiple settings, including middle and high school, community college, inpatient psychiatric hospital, intensive outpatient clinics, and private practice. Dr. Gary is a clinical professional who has a passion for improving the lives of individuals in need of clinical services and support. Dr. Berghoudian is bilingual and fluent in Armenian.

Dr. Nazila Pedram is our psychological assistant under the supervision of Dr. Farzaneh Ehsan and is registered with the California Board of Psychology. Dr. Pedram provides her patients with a safe and collaborative space to explore past/present relationships while developing important coping skills to use during difficult situations or are feeling overwhelmed by emotions. She builds a supportive and judgment-free relationship with her patients so that they can recognize and own their individual strengths. Dr.Pedram is trained in various modalities, including Psychodynamic and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. She attended California Lutheran University for her doctoral training. She is specially trained to treat patients with Substance Use Disorder, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia. She is bilingual and fluent in Farsi.

More than your typical health center, our staff is always compassionate and positive with our patients. You will be satisfied with the results, as we show people several techniques to change their old beliefs and overcome the obstacles they deal with in their everyday life.

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In these challenging times of adjusting to changes in our lives because of the COVID-19 outbreak, Advanced Mental Health Center, Inc. is working to support established clients. We are offering psychotherapy and psychological services via Telehealth and if necessary a face -to-face session. Stay safe!