ara darakjian, M.D

Personalized Psychiatric Care

Serving the Pasadena Community

Individualized Treatment

Every client is seen as an individual person with their own specific needs. Your treatment plan will be specifically tailored for your maximum benefit and satisfaction.

High Standard of Care

Dr. Darakjian follows evidence-based guidelines in implementing all treatment plans. Low-risk adjunctive measures are also recommended to maximize results.

Medication Management

Dr. Darakjian is a board-certified psychiatrist and is licensed to prescribe medications.

Psychotherapy

Dr. Darakjian sees all of his patients weekly for psychotherapy, because effective psychotherapy is foundational for transformative psychiatric care. 

Metabolic Counseling

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What is The Process Like?

Dr. Darakjian sees all of his patients weekly for therapy, and utilizes medication if necessary. Therapy sessions are videotaped in order to provide the highest quality of care. 


You'll be asked to fill out these three forms prior to your appointment ->
 
After the initial meeting, Dr. Darakjian may also order blood tests to help rule out medical causes for your difficulties.
1. Treatment Consent

This form outlines agreements regarding the nature of the treatment and our relationship, as well as matters of privacy, confidentiality, and other policies.

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    2. Videotape Consent

    I video record my sessions in order to provide the best care possible. All video recordings are stored on an encrypted, password-protected hard drive.

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    3. Patient Information

    Filling out this form in advance ensures that I obtain the relevant information about you, and that we can maximize our time together and focus on what’s most important.

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    About Me

    Dr. Darakjian completed medical school at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He completed his psychiatric residency at Los Angeles County + University of Southern California medical center. He has a medical license in the state of California and is Board Certified.

    Dr. Darakjian specializes in combining psychotherapy and medication to produce the best outcomes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and interpersonal difficulties.

    About Me

    Dr. Darakjian completed medical school at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He completed his psychiatric residency at Los Angeles County + University of Southern California medical center. He has a medical license in the state of California and is Board Certified

    Dr. Darakjian specializes in combining psychotherapy and medication to produce the best outcomes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and interpersonal difficulties

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