Sevan Tahmassian


Sevan Tahmassian, M.S.

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #112454

Supervised By Kent Toussaint, M.A. L.M.F.T. #44685

“Warm, kind, and insightful” is how clients have described Sevan. To make a better tomorrow for adolescents and families, he strives to pinpoint conflictual patterns and qualities, and ultimately empower clients to gain forward momentum. He believes that making the decision to seek out therapy is a sign of strength, even though it may sometimes be anxiety provoking.

Having lived with chronic and invisible illness, he has learned that chronic illness/pain/condition creates an internal battle between core values and physical capabilities. Consequently, he provides therapy to parents and adolescents with chronic illnesses in an effort to minimize negative psychological impacts and enhance overall quality of life and functioning. His depth of techniques and breadth of experience add other dimensions to clients’ lives. They are equipped to orient meaningful, value-driven lives and stop the distressing experience(s) from controlling their lives. He unquestionably believes that pain is inevitable, but suffering is a choice.

Additionally, he recognizes that adolescence is a stage where children transition to an unknown territory called adulthood, where they find themselves confused and pressured to achieve certain standards in everything from beauty to relationships and social positions. In his work, he has realized that parents often become perplexed and frustrated about their teenagers’ changing behaviors.

His multi-dimensional approach encourages his clients to view the issues through different lenses, to broaden their perspectives, and to navigate how to fit into this world. Through careful listening, nonjudgmental support, empathic understanding, and thoughtful inquiries, he has been able to enhance the communication and problem-solving skills of each family member and to create lasting positive changes within the family system. In addition to talk therapy, he also incorporates mindfulness techniques, music therapy, and experiential interventions.
Outside of being a therapist, Sevan is a passionate traveler, camper, gardener, and photographer. He is also very enthusiastic about reading books, going to movies, and binge-watching TV shows.
Sevan is tri-lingual (English, Farsi, and Armenian), and graduated with distinction from California State University, Northridge with his Masters Degree in Counseling. He is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), San Fernando Valley Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (SFV-CAMFT), and Armenian American Mental Health Association (AAMHA).

Contact Us

If you’d like to contact Sevan directly, feel free to give him a call at (323) 546-8484.
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