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Tel: (818) 419-1442

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Email: DrOrlySaghian@yahoo.com

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ABOUT DR. ORLY SAGHIAN

Dr. Orly Saghian is a licensed psychologist serving Los Angeles, Tarzana, and Encino. Our office is equipped to provide you with a high caliber of care through our multi-disciplinary approach incorporating neurofeedback and psychotherapy. Dr. Orly Saghian provides assessments and EEG biofeedback/neurofeedback training to help individuals, couples, and families in need in greater Los Angeles.

Dr. Orly Saghian obtained her Masters and Doctoral degree from Pepperdine University, which is an APA approved and APA accredited university. Dr. Saghian provides Cognitive Behavior Therapy, EEG Biofeedback/Neurofeedback, and QEEG/Brain Map data collection. Dr. Saghian completed her internship at the Tarzana Treatment Center (APIC approved) and obtained specialty in the area of addiction.  

Dr. Saghian offers her unique background and collaborative approach to best serve her clients. As a psychologist/psychotherapist, Dr. Saghian provides premarital and post-marital therapy; ADHD, bariatric, spinal cord stimulation evaluation; and sleep disorder assessment. She believes in using a multidisciplinary approach working with teachers, doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, and other professionals to provide optimal psychotherapy and couple therapy in Los Angeles. As a neurotherapist, she utilizes EEG biofeedback/neurofeedback training and QEEG/brain mapping data collection in her practice.

Dr. Saghian attended various TV shows such as IPN, ITN, Chanel one, Omid-e-Iran, Andisheh, Gem TV, PEN TV and more. She has also attended several radio programs at Radio Iran KIRN 670 AM. She frequently wrote articles in Tehran Magazine and Javanan Magazine. Additionally, she lectured in various organizations such as Sinai Temple, Nessah Sinegug, Hadassah and NA AMAT, Jewish Federations, Eretz Cultural Center, Olympic Collections, and various LAUSD schools.

 
 
OUR MISSION

To provide the highest quality of care utilizing:

  • Assessment/Evaluation

  • Court-Ordered Treatment

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services

  • Individual Therapy

  • Family Therapy

  • Couple Therapy

  • EEG Biofeedback/Neurofeedback training

  • QEEG/Brain Mapping Data Collection

We offer the highest level of care:

  • We accept most health insurances including AETNA, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Medicare, Cigna, and more!

  • We offer payments plans based on a sliding scale.

  • Services are provided in English and Farsi

We offer affordable services in Los Angeles, Encino, and Tarzana for psychology, EEG/biofeedback/neurofeedback and other forms of care. 

OUR SERVICES

Counseling Services:

 

  • ADHD

  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety Disorder

  • Addiction

  • Bereavement

  • Bariatric (Pre & Post Purgery)

  • Depression

  • Domestic Violence

  • Eating Disorder

  • OCD

  • Phobia

  • Physical/Sexual Abuse

  • PTSD/Trauma

  • Spinal Cord Stimulation Evaluation

  • SCS (Pre & Post Surgery)

  • Stress Management

  • Weight Management

  • Individual/Couple/Family & Group Therapy

School Services

 

  • Attending IEP Meetings

  • Feedback & Recommendations

  • Integration of Data Collection

  • Staff Training

  • Assessment

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences

Assessment/Evaluations

 

  • ADHD

  • Bariatric Evaluation

  • Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS)

  • Personality Tests

  • Assessment of Neurofeedback

  • QEEG/Brain Map Data Collection

  • Sleep Evaluation

Neurofeedback Servies

 

  • ADHD

  • Addiction

  • Anxiety

  • Autism

  • Pain Management

  • Seizure Disorder

  • Depression

  • Learning Disability

  • Migraine Headache

  • Sleep Disorder

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

WHY NEUROFEEDBACK?

Why EEG Biofeedback/Neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback has been found to be a successful training for a number of today’s disorders with the brain.  We use neurofeedback in Los Angeles to treat the following:

  • Addiction

  • ADHD

  • Anxiety

  • Autism

  • Depression

  • Learning disorders

  • Sleep disorder

  • Migraine headaches

  • Pain management

  • PTSD

  • Tramautic Brain Injury (TBI)

 

EEG Biofeedback/Neurofeedback training essentially trains the brain to self-regulate. EEG Biofeedback/Neurofeedback is gaining popularity because it reduces symptoms of a variety of medical and psychological conditions in a safe and drug-free manner.

Neurofeedback training (NFT) has its foundations in basic and applied neuroscience as well as data-based clinical practice. It is a method of treatment that encourages self-regulation through operant conditioning.

Research demonstrates that with respect to epilepsy and ADHD, neurofeedback is an effective intervention. Ongoing research is investigating the effectiveness of EEG Biofeedback/Neurofeedback for other disorders such as autism, insomnia, anxiety, substance abuse, TBI, headaches, and other pain disorders, and is promising.

 

EEG Biofeedback/Neurofeedback Training

Neurofeedback provides moment-to-moment information to an individual on the state of their brain’s psychological functioning.  In EEG Biofeedback/Neurofeedback training, the video and auditory feedback send reward messages back to the client which encourage the desired wave activity.

During EEG Biofeedback/Neurofeedback training, sensors are placed on the scalp and then connected to sensitive electronics and computer software that detect, amplify, and record specific brain activity. Resulting information is fed back to the trainee virtually instantaneously.

Based on this feedback and various principles of learning and practitioner guidance, changes in brain wave patterns occur and are associated with positive change in physical, emotional, and cognitive states. 

 

Often the EEG Biofeedback/Neurofeedback trainee is not consciously aware of the mechanisms by which such changes are accomplished although people routinely acquire a “felt sense” of these positive changes and often are able to access these states outside the feedback session. 

 

QEEG/Brain Mapping

Dr. Saghian provides QEEG/Brain Mapping data collection.

 
 
 

See the red in the middle of the 3 heads on the brain map below? That’s an indication of excessive amounts of slow activity (6-9 hz ). With eyes open, there should be very little if any red showing up. When your brain is making excessive slow activity, it can’t pay attention as well. Based on the map, we can train him to reduce that activity and increase his attention.

WHAT IS QEEG - quantitative electrophalography?

Brain Mapping: A Picture of Brain Activity

A Tool for Identifying Treatment Options

An important assessment tool is an EEG brain map, also called qEEG or Quantitative EEG. It helps give us a picture of what’s going on in the brain. There are many types of brain maps – including MRI’s, PET scans, and SPECT scans. But the EEG map provides the best information for neurofeedback training. It shows brain timing issues which impact mood, behavior, and attention..

An EEG brain map helps identify where the brain has specific problems – and helps target the kind of interventions. This information is sometimes used to help suggest appropriate medications. For neurofeedback, it provides a guide to where to train. Each area of the brain plays an important role. If one or more areas of the brain is running too slowly or too fast, it causes problems – such as attention, emotional control, mood, or behavior. One area of the brain is constantly communicating with other areas. If they are not communicating well, it will interfere with learning and create other problems.

The EEG map above is from a 23-year-old boy who struggles with attention. People say to him all the time he doesn’t listen, even though he tries very hard. The red spots in this EEG map often are connected with problems with attention. In this case, when he tries to focus, his brain actually slows down – and is unable to sustain sufficient attention. He is being trained to reduce this slower activity and increase activity related to improved attention.

The two brain map images below are from different people. The map on the left is from a person with a long history of depression. On the left, there is colored orange and yellow area. It represents an excess amount of slow brainwave activity. This pattern is often associated with depression. The picture on the right displays a relatively normal brain, without depression.

How Is the Brain Map Performed?

For a QEEG, or brain map, clients sit in a comfortable chair as 21 electrodes are attached to their scalp using a small amount of conductive paste. While they relax, their brain patterns are recorded with both eyes opened and eyes closed. After the necessary recording time, the electrodes are removed, and the recorded brain patterns are sent to a company that analyzes the EEG and creates the full report. The entire process takes approximately an hour-and-a-half to complete. It is comfortable and painless, and although it does result in a “bad hair” day, the conductive paste easily washes out with the next shampoo, and the valuable results help guide protocols and treatment options much more effectively. 

 

Source: http://www.centerforbrain.com/ 

DR. SAGHIAN & MEDIA

Dr. Saghian had offered seminars, work shops, hosted TV and radio programs as her community outreach program. She wrote weekly articles in Tehran and Javanan magazine, attended Radio KIRN 670am, GEM TV, ITN TV, Andisheh TV, Channel One TV, IPN TV, Omide Iran TV, Jame Jam TV, PEN TV, and more.

 

She also hosted weekly live programs in PEN & ITN TV and responded to numerous topics questioned by audience nationally and internationally for several years.

She provided workshops and seminars in Hilton Hotel, Sheraton Hotel, Nesah Sinaguge, Jewish Federation, Hadasah Organization, NA AMAT Organization, Eretz Cultural Center, Olympic Collection, HDC Temple, many LAUSD schools, and more. She lectured on various topics such as healthy relationships, parenting, ADHD, love & marriage, alcohol/drug abuse prevention, domestic violence, how to raise a healthy/happy child, developmental stages from birth to death, how to say no, assertiveness, stress management, how to manage stress of audition for youth and adults, achievement and spirituality, and more.

 

In addition, she helped various non-profit organizations with their fundraising and community outreach programs. 

 
 
RESOURCES
 

International Society for Neurofeedback & Research

The ISNR is a non-profit organization promoting the self-regulation of brain activity for healthier functioning through neurofeedback and biofeedback. The International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR) members include many of the top researchers, educators and clinicians in the field of psychology, medicine and counseling.  

American Psychological Association

APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 115,700 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.

EEG Spectrum

Neurofeedback research and clinical services. Information, articles, and case histories involving the treatment of wide variety of disorders with biofeedback.