My name is Janet Bayramyan, LCSW. I'm an Armenian, Russian American therapist that specializes in trauma, sexual intimacy, and addiction.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Valley Village, CA
Relationships don't come with manuals. If they did, majority of individuals wouldn't need couples therapy. Also, If you’ve experienced childhood wounds or trauma, often that’s being acted out in your primary relationship. This is common, and this happens because unconsciously we re-create similar experiences from childhood in order to heal them or produce a different result. We work through this in couples therapy. I provide communication tools, boundary work, and understanding of core values.
EMDR is a treatment that helps complex trauma (long term) and single incident traumas (one time event) that are stored in the body or emotional memory network to become “unstuck” in your brain and body. EMDR utilizes bilateral stimulation, through rapid eye movements, tapping, or bilateral sounds to bring forth blocked memories to be reprocessed. EMDR helps in getting negative beliefs held about oneself unstuck from the brain. There's no wrong way to do EMDR. All you need is an interest in it.
Together we will explore aspects of your professional life that you’d like to grow. We will explore your vision, utilize outside resources, create strategies, and flourish your inner entrepreneur. If you are curious about coaching, feel free to reach out for a 15 minute phone consultation.
If you've experience recent or past sexual abuse, first off, I would like to say I'm sorry you've had to endure this difficult experience in your life. Sexual abuse does not have to define you anymore. While we can never eliminate the memory of a sexual assault and abuse, we can certainly heal the pain of that experience. My approach is not one size fits all and each individual has their own unique therapeutic experience and timeframe in trauma focused therapy.
Marriage and relationships can be so challenging and complicated. Many of us have not had healthy role models for positive relationships. Because of this, we have a hard time in our relationships with constant fighting, lack of trust, lack of emotional safety, and minimal intimacy and sex. My approach to couples counseling is to offer tools and guidance on what's not working and missing. We work on communication skills, intimacy exercises, and setting healthy boundaries.
Do you struggle with sex and intimacy? I see individuals and couples that discuss having pain with sex, issues with premature ejaculation, fear of disclosing their sexual health status, and issues with differences in sexual desire, and lower libido. These are some of the top common issues I hear about when individuals and couples come into therapy wanting to improve their sexual experiences. I provide a comprehensive approach incorporating the mind, body, and emotions in sex therapy treatment.