Vicken Kabakian, LMFT
“Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world…” – Henri Nouwen
** Fluent in Armenian **
About My Clients
I have worked with adults and adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety and/or ADHD. I have worked with people transitioning to a new stage of life (e.g., moving towards retirement, deciding to make a long term commitment in a relationship, etc.). Listening with care and non-judgment, I try to support clients in finding their own solutions and way forward. It absolutely has helped that I have been on “the other end of the couch” for many years sorting through my own emotions. Hopefully, as a result, I am more empathic as a therapist today and my clients will feel heard and respected.
My Background & Approach
I have been in the mental health field for over 20 years now. My focus is on helping client hear themselves and make decisions that are best for them. If I were just a source of advice, then therapy would not be much different than friendship. Hopefully through questions and wonderings, the client and I can consider their options and make the choices that are deemed best at that moment in time.
My Personal Beliefs & Interests
Some of us seek therapy because we feel stuck or lost. Others of us struggle with constant worry which inhibits the ability to fully enjoy life. Some of us have attentional difficulties and may struggle with procrastination. Others are having relationship struggles with partners, siblings, parents, children, etc. Therapy offers hope and a place to look more deeply into that which ails you.