DR. AGIGIAN'S PROFESSIONAL PHILOSOPHY AND METHODS

DR. AGIGIAN'S PHILOSOPHY:  THE MOST EFFECTIVE TREATMENT IN THE SHORTEST POSSIBLE TIME


Throughout Dr. Agigian's career, he has worked to shorten the length of therapy while increasing its effectiveness. 


Using the briefest effective treatment saves clients money and time.


Whenever possible he  uses research-tested methods, otherwise known as "evidence-based practice." 


Dr. Agigian's counseling emphasizes "client empowerment" by teaching skills to clients so they can help themselves accomplish their goals.


HOW DR. AGIGIAN WORKS


Dr. Agigian's practice currently focuses on helping those struggling with distress stemming from traumatic events and from phobias.


He has expertise using cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), Acceptance and  Commitment Therapy (ACT), Thought Field Therapy (TFT), problem-focused brief therapy, assertiveness training,  family and couples therapy and substance abuse treatment.  


Dr. Agigian primarily uses CBT, ACT and TFT to help those struggling with fears and the aftermath of trauma.


Dr. Agigian uses ACT, which encompasses a variety of techniques that address a wide range of  psychological problems.   He also uses breathing retraining, to to assist people afflicted by excessive anger and anxiety.


Dr. Agigian has found TFT usually to be the fastest effective method to help clients eliminate fears and the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  TFT has been described as an "energy therapy" and also as a rapid variation of exposure therapy combined with a distraction technique.


Dr. Agigian's expertise in couples' and family therapy can be useful when those close to you are:


  •         Affected by your problems, 
  •         Contributing to the problems, or
  •         In a position to help you overcome them.


His skills in brief therapy can be particularly useful if you feel stuck and unable to do what is needed to resolve your problems.


Dr. Agigian's skills in substance abuse treatment can be helpful when drugs or alcohol interfere with functioning and/or make it difficult to deal with other problems.


TAKE THE NEXT STEP


Contact Dr. Agigian for more information or to arrange a free 30-minute consultation at (510) 653-7596.


     He can also be reached by e-mail at agigian@sonic.net.