Professional Background and Affiliations

Current Professional Licenses

  • California Licensed Clinical Social Worker, License No. LCS 25755 (licensed July 2009)
  • New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker, License No. R037997-1, (originally certified 1988)

Professional Teaching Position

  • Core Faculty, Pacific Gestalt Institute, Los Angeles, since 2015.

Professional Education

  • Pacific Gestalt Institute, Los Angeles, advanced training and residential training 2009-2015, faculty led by Lynne Jacobs, PhD and Gary Yontef, PhD.
  • EMDR Institute, completion of Basic Training under Barbara Parrett, MS, CNS, supervised by Ron Doctor, PhD.
  • New York University, School Of Social Work, Masters in Social Work awarded June 1988.
  • New York Institute For Gestalt Therapy, New York, theory and practicum training with Daniel Bloom, LCSW and Michael Altman, CSW, 1985-1987.
  • Columbia University Law School, New York, NY, Juris Doctor awarded May 1979.
  • University Of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. Bachelor of Arts awarded May 1975. Major in Chinese language and literature. Phi Beta Kappa and Dean’s List.

Individual and Couples Therapy

Gestalt Approaches to Psychotherapy

Trauma and Performance Anxiety – Treatment with EMDR

Sex and Sexual Diversity

Mindfulness and Spirituality

Contact Armin

(917) 549-3385