About Dr. Harel

Dr. Harel Papikian

Coming from a multi-ethnic family and growing up in turbulent places all over the globe, I developed a profound interest in psychology and the desire to understand what makes us tick. Throughout my undergraduate studies in Israel, and later, during my graduate work in USA, I explored the field of psychology in search of psychotherapy approaches that work well and work fast. I became familiar with psycho-dynamic thinking and philosophy, humanistic approach to therapy, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). I found these to be very valuable in understanding the complexity of human experience, however, neither one of these approaches offered an effective, versatile and comprehensive tools to assist clients in producing rapid and profound change.

This left me wondering whether there is something else – a mind technology that would work well in the age of high-speed life-style; something that would allow for rapid, profound and lasting change. In my quest I came across NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and hypnosis. I became fascinated with the richness of NLP and hypnosis. Both approaches are rooted in a monumental work of many profoundly gifted and renowned psychotherapists. My experience working with the most challenging populations and conditions proved the tremendous effectiveness of NLP in releasing past unresolved negative emotions, limiting decisions, and trauma, as well as helping clients build prosperous present and future through acquiring new resources, strategies, and tools. In NLP I found something that was effective, fast and sustainable. In other words, principles and technology based on neurolinguistics delivered results.

My passion has always been working with couples of all backgrounds and configurations. After moving to Los Angeles I founded the Couples Empowerment Clinic. My mission is to bring the knowledge of NLP and the richness of my clinical experience to our Los Angeles community and beyond. We offer our services in a form of online therapy to allow you access to high quality mental health help from wherever you are. For more information about online therapy please check out our Online Therapy tab. Watching my clients grow and prosper fulfills my purpose. We grow together.


Clinical Psychologist in the State of California, licensed under the name Harel Papikian - PSY22807


2010 Trainer of NLP - Association for integrative Psychology (AIP), Los Angeles, CA 

2010 Certified Master Practitioner of NLP, Hypnosis, and Time Empowerment® - Association forIntegrative Psychology (AIP), Los Angeles, CA 

2009 Certified Practitioner of NLP, Hypnotherapy, and Time Empowerment® - Association for integrative Psychology (AIP), Los Angeles, CA 

2009 Licensed Clinical Psychologist, State of CA - PSY 22807 

2007 Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Florida Institute of Technology, FL 

2005 Master of Sciences in Psychology, Florida Institute of Technology, FL 

2000 Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Tel-Aviv University, Israel 

2000 Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology, Tel-Aviv University, Israel




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