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Aimen Khouraki, Psy.D.

About Dr. Khouraki

Dr. Aimen Khouraki is a licensed clinical psychologist. His graduate and clinical training has focused on providing multiculturally-sensitive and competent mental health services to individuals of a variety of intersecting backgrounds. His therapeutic style is centered around building genuine connections with his clients in a compassionate and safe environment. While Dr. Aimen’s therapeutic approach often depends on the client and the kind of work they want to accomplish, his treatment always incorporates a strengths-based approach that encourages client engagement and collaboration for therapy to be meaningful. Dr. Aimen tailors each treatment to his client’s needs, while remaining grounded in evidence-based therapy modalities.

Dr. Aimen has training and experience providing the following psychotherapy modalities: Multiculturally-focused therapy, LGBTQ+-Affirming therapy, Psychodynamic and Attachment-Based therapy, Solution-Focused therapy, Phase-Oriented and Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), harm-reduction or abstinence-based substance dependency treatment, and Seeking Safety. Dr. Aimen has experience providing treatment for depression, anxiety, childhood or adulthood trauma, bipolar disorder, sexual identity struggles, gender identity struggles, relationship and communication difficulties, life adjustments, day-to-day stress, addiction, anger management, severe mental illness, grief, and general dissatisfaction with life. Populations of interest and experience include working with clients of color, marginalized and minority communities, Middle Eastern populations, LGBTQ+ community, clients with dual diagnoses, and clients struggling with addiction.


Areas of Expertise and Treatment Modalities

  • Anxiety (generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder)
  • Depression (situational or long-term)
  • Anger Management
  • Addiction
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and queer community
  • Transgender comunity
  • Adjustments to life stress
  • Life stress related to minority identity or cultural conflicts
  • 1st/2nd Generation Immigrants and Asylum-Seekers
  • Relationship and communication issues
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex Trauma (physical, emotional, sexual)
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Dr. Aimen’s therapy treatment modalities include:

  • Individual and Couples Therapy for ages 18+
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Multicultural-focused therapy
  • LGBTQ+-Affirming
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Attachment-Based Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Strengths-Based Therapy
  • Person-Focused and Humanistic Therapy
  • Phase-Oriented and Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy
  • Seeking Safety for trauma
  • Harm-reduction or abstinence-based treatment for substance dependency

Background

Dr. Aimen received his masters and doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University, California. Dr. Aimen completed his American Psychological Association (APA) accredited internship at Tarzana Treatment Centers, a psychiatric and addiction medicine treatment center. Dr. Aimen continued at Tarzana Treatment Centers as a post-doctoral fellow, and was subsequently hired on staff as a mental health therapist. Dr. Aimen has experience providing therapy to adults in individual, couples, and group settings. Dr. Aimen has experience working in private practice settings, forensic facilities, community mental health settings, as well as inpatient, residential, and outpatient centers. Dr. Aimen has experience with and is passionate about providing mental  health services to underserved communities, including ethnic, cultural, religious, sexual, and gender minorities.

Dr. Aimen is licensed by the Board of Psychology in the state of California and his license number is PSY33819.