Misak Khachatryan, Psy.D.
Dr. Misak Khachatryan is a registered psychological associate. He received his masters and doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. Dr. Misak completed his APA-accredited internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Tarzana Treatment Centers, a psychiatric hospital and substance dependency treatment center. He has extensive clinical training in conducting individual and group psychotherapy for adults at outpatient, inpatient, and residential dual-diagnosis treatment centers. Dr. Misak has provided psychological services for adults experiencing a wide range of issues including, but not limited to, grief/loss, chronic illness, addiction, psychosis, suicidality, life transitions, complex trauma, and stress related to identity and culture. In treatment, Dr. Misak aims to develop an authentic professional relationship built on trust and safety, with tailored interventions designed to bolster the client’s existing strengths and healthy coping skills. Dr. Misak integrates various treatment modalities in practice, including psychodynamic, narrative, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, solution-focused, relational, person-centered, compassion-focused, and attachment-based.
In conjunction with clinical practice, Dr. Misak volunteers as a collaborative supervisor for psychology trainees at a community mental health clinic and serves on a board for a non-profit mental health association. He is also a member of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association. Formerly, he served in elected positions for the California Psychological Association and a non-profit organization advancing the cause for ending Alzheimer’s disease. Prior to entering the clinical field, he gained direct experience conducting laboratory research and academic presentations in psychology and behavioral neuroscience. His efforts in research and mental health advocacy have been published in various digital platforms and in print.