Thriving in the balance of
MIND, BODY, and SPIRIT
ABOUT Vasyl Ghanimian, LCSW, SEP
My journey in advocacy and service work began at an early age, and it has manifested in my academic and professional achievements. After changing course from pursuing work in local government and national politics, I entered graduate school to deepen my understanding of micro and macro level social topics.
As a graduate MSW student, I learned much about human behavior and many of the challenges facing different populations. My last year's coursework concentrated on forensic issues in social work. I spent that academic year as a Psychiatric Social Worker Intern within the juvenile branch of the Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office.
Prior to branching into my own private practice, VG TRINITY HEALTH, I spent over 5 years working in a psychology office that provided outpatient mental health services to various populations, including children, adolescents, and adults impacted by immigration-related issues. It was in that setting that I was able to refine my skills in clinical assessment and treatment. Additionally, my values concerning human rights and justice were fortified.
The intersection of law and society continues to pull my interest, as I am currently in the process of obtaining another graduate degree. A master of science in criminal justice will deepen my understanding of the criminal justice system and topics such as offending behavior, recidivism and offender rehabilitation.
I have accumulated over 5 years of clinical experience conducting mental health assessments. These have included testing and treatment for adults and children facing immigration-related issues. Clients that I have worked with have been from all over the world including Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Chile, Venezuela, Argentina, England, France, Spain, Germany, Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro, Romania, Italy, Turkey, Armenia, Georgia, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Oman, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, China, Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Philippines, Mongolia, Indonesia, Nigeria, Kenya, Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco, South Africa, England, and New Zealand.
Please contact me directly for more information.
Master of Social Work (MSW)
California State University, Los Angeles
LCSW License Number: 81101
Master of Science in Criminal Justice
(Degree in Progress)
University of Southern California
Bachelor of Arts
University of California, Los Angeles
My completed coursework has covered topics related to human behavior, social welfare, ethics, governance, trauma, substance abuse, forensic social work, and interpersonal and political violence.
I am competent at treating individuals who identify and orient to all genders and sexual orientations.
Trauma & "Trauma Renegotiation"
Stress Response Management
Cognitive, Emotional, and Behavioral Change
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Anxiety and Depressive Disorders
Substance Use Disorders
Immigration and Criminal Justice Matters
I currently see clients by appointment only.
Call or email to set up an appointment.
111 South Garfield Ave., Suite 101
Montebello, CA 90640
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Domestic Violence Hotline
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