Azat Oganesian, LCSW
Azat believes that therapy is most successful when a collaborative and tailored approach is used. After forming a therapeutic alliance and gaining a better understanding of his individual client, he provides tools to navigate negative emotions and realize psychological growth. Drawing from a range of traditions, he works with his clients to build resilience and flexibility while reducing destructive patterns of behavior. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness, and supportive psychotherapy are some of the approaches Azat uses to help his clients gain a better understanding of their emotions, reactions, personal values, and goals. Above all, Azat prioritizes building a trusting and nonjudgmental relationship with his clients where they are safe to express themselves freely. He believes that acceptance and compassion provide a bedrock for psychological growth and personal wisdom to occur.
Azat has a master’s degree from New York University Silver School of Social Work, bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and training in modern psychoanalysis. He has expertise in several areas including anger management, depression, panic, anxiety, stress management, problem solving, and trauma. Azat is also fluent in Russian and has experience working with Russian-speaking clients.
“I had therapy with Mr. Oganesian for the past 5 years. I received lots of emotional and psychological support. I trusted many of my past life experiences with Mr. Oganesian and he helped me by coping with certain situations. The therapy sessions were comforting and they helped me realize the value of living. Once I was informed Mr. Oganesian was no longer going to be my therapist, I was saddened because I always looked forward to receiving his advice and therapy. I have missed him and I thank him for always showing concern and being part of my life. I wish him the best in all his new endeavors.”
“When I first came to him I was broken, and over the months he put me back together and showed me the good I had forgotten. I definitely recommend him!”
“I’ve seen Mr. Azat for therapy for five years. He genuinely dose care about his patients. During sessions, he showed compassion and understanding. I’ve talked to him about many things. He always had a positive, professional attitude. Most importantly, he was never judgmental. Definitely, one of the best in his field.”
“Azat is very professional, warm, insightful. A pleasure to work with over the years, helping more than any other therapist I worked with over the years.”
“Azat was my therapist for five years. I’ve dramatically improved my mental health during this time. Azat is warm, passionate, and he maintains a high sense of integrity. I’ve learned and grew a lot with him. Highly recommended!”