How Brain Health Coaching Complements Traditional Anger Management Therapy
Anita Avedian is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (License # LMFT 38403) and has been practicing psychotherapy since 1996. She opened her practice in 2001 and has grown her work into a therapy group practice called Avedian Counseling Center. Anita has offices in Sherman Oaks, Hollywood, Glendale, Woodland Hills, and Pasadena. Her specialties include working with relationships, anger, social anxiety, general anxiety, and addictions. She also has been certified as a Thought Field Therapist (TFT) and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), both of which she integrates into her practice. Anita is the Executive Director of Anger Management 818 and Avedian Counseling Center with 8 locations throughout the Greater Los Angeles area. Websites for both Centers are www.AvedianCounselingCenter.com and www.AngerManagement818.com.
Outside of therapy, Anita offers a monthly anger management certification program to counselors. Anger Management Essentials is an approved National Anger Management Association (NAMA) model which is used for anger management certification. Moreover, Anita is an Authorized NAMA Trainer and Anger Management Supervisor for certifying anger management specialists. She is a Certified Anger Management Specialist IV and a Diplomat Member of NAMA. She authored Anger Management Essentials, a workbook for aggression, which has been translated into Spanish, Armenian, and Hebrew. Anita is the co-Founder of the California Chapter of NAMA which is the California Chapter of Anger Management Providers, and the Founder of Toastmasters for Mental Health Professionals. Anita appeared on Good Day LA discussing Road Rage and has appeared in several reality shows, including Vanderpump Rules, offering therapy.
When Anita came across Amen Clinics and learned about how their Brain Health Coaching program can help to improve brain health, she was intrigued. Not only did she go through the training, but she has referred several clients to Amen Clinics Los Angeles in Encino, CA, and has collaborated care with Dr. Jay Faber.
“I have referred several clients to Amen Clinics, and so far, not only have they really liked working with Dr. Jay Faber, but they have benefited from the supplements and the Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber treatments. Initially, the supplements may not be the right dose, however, Dr. Jay Faber adjusts the dose based on what’s needed, and within weeks, he has helped many clients improve by going from instability to feeling more grounded. Of course, not every treatment will work for every client, however, the treatments thus far have shown to be helpful.”
“Dr. Faber gave an insightful presentation to the California Association of Anger Management Providers (CAAMP) entitled, “Raging Bull: How Do We Help The Brain Tame The Anger” found on the CAAMP Event website.”