Growing up in a diverse multi-ethnic family and traversing residing in multiple locations around the world, I nurtured a profound curiosity about our Mind and a keen desire to comprehend the intricacies of human behavior. My educational journey, from my undergraduate studies in Israel to my graduate pursuits in the United States, steered me toward the realm of psychology. My intent was to find therapeutic techniques that are both effective and yield swift results.
During my studies, I familiarized myself with psycho-dynamic theories, embraced the humanistic approach to therapy, and engaged with the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). These perspectives equipped me with valuable insights into the intricate tapestry of human experience. However, I found that while each approach held merit, none presented a comprehensive and versatile toolkit capable of catalyzing rapid and profound change.
This realization prompted me to look for an alternative—perhaps a form of mind-technology suitable for our fast-paced modern lifestyle; a method that could effectuate a rapid and profound change. In my pursuit, I encountered Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and the realm of hypnosis. These disciplines enthralled me with their depths and possibilities. My hands-on experience with diverse and challenging clients showcased the remarkable efficacy of NLP in liberating individuals from past negative emotions, limiting beliefs, and traumatic experiences. Additionally, NLP facilitated the development of fresh resources, strategies, and tools, setting a trajectory for health and well-being. NLP emerged as a potent, expedient, and sustainable system—a fusion of principles grounded in neurolinguistics that consistently delivered solid results.
Throughout my journey, my passion remained devoted to working with couples, irrespective of their backgrounds or configurations. Upon relocating to Los Angeles, I established the Couples Empowerment Clinic to bring NLP and my clinical expertise to the Los Angeles communities and, through the wonders of online therapy, to California at large. More details about online therapy are available under the tab "Online Therapy."
My fulfillment stems from observing the growth and success of my clients. Their accomplishments are intertwined with my purpose. Their success is my success.
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