Dzovak (Zo) Kazandjian, Psy.D.
SIMI VALLEY, CA
Registered Psychological Assistant PSB 94025158
I’m Dr. Dzovak (Zo) Kazandjian
Psy. D. Registered Psychological Assistant PSB 94025158
I believe that my clients are the experts in their own lives, and it is my role as a clinician to help guide them to make the changes they would like to see. My passion is working with children, teens, and families, and helping them overcome life’s hurdles that may stand in the way of becoming who they want to be. There is often a disconnect between parents’ expectations and what their child may be experiencing, and I strive to help foster open communication, deeper understanding, and a connection within families.
I recognize how difficult seeking help may be – both for young ones and parents alike. I strive to create a warm and supportive environment, and work collaboratively with each individual and family in order to reach their desired goals. In the room I am open and empathic, and I make sure to create a safe space where my clients are able to share and process their experiences without fear of judgement.
I believe that each individual has an innate ability to push through and overcome challenges that they may face, and I work collaboratively with each client to help foster that resiliency. I also utilize psychological assessments in order to tease apart what challenges a child or teen may face, and to help guide treatment planning.
My Therapy Specialties Include:
Child & Teen Psychological Testing
I work from an integrative orientation with a foundation in cognitive behavioral therapy. I also incorporate a family systems model that understands the importance of the bigger picture of the family and their core goals. In working from this approach, I know how important it is for parents to be able to support their child or teen; my goal is to help parents help their child be the best that they can be.
Education and Background
Prior to receiving my doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Loma Linda University, I received a dual bachelor’s degree in English and sociology from the University of California, Irvine, followed by a master’s degree in psychology from Pepperdine University. I completed my predoctoral internship and postdoctoral residency in Northern California, where I worked with children, teens, and families. In my graduate training, I have worked within outpatient, hospital, and community mental health settings, and have received specialized training in early childhood and psychological testing.
Located in Simi Valley, CA
I also serve Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills, Northridge, Porter Ranch and the surrounding communities.