About Dr. Kalayjian

Clinical Independent Practices: In New York and New Jersey

Dr. Kalayjian’s Clinical Specialties include:

  • EMDR
  • Logotherapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • EMF Certification
  • Red Cross Certification in Disaster Mental Health Management
  • Mind-body-spirit holistic therapy integrating physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual therapies (e.g The bio-Psychosocial and Spiritual model which comprises a series of consecutive six steps through which various aspects of traumatic exposure are assessed, identified, explored, and worked through.)
  • American Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress
  • American Board Certified in Emergency Crisis Response
  • Nutritional counseling, weight reduction
  • Flower essence remedies

EMDR – is a therapeutic technique in which the patient moves his or her eyes back and forth, hither and thither, while concentrating on “the problem.” The therapist waves a stick or light in front of the patient and the patient is supposed to follow the moving stick or light with his or her eyes. The therapy was discovered by therapist Dr. Francine Shapiro while on a walk in the park. (Her doctorate was earned at the now defunct and never accredited Professional School of Psychological Studies. Her undergraduate degree is in English literature. It is claimed that EMDR can “help” with “phobias, generalized anxiety, paranoid schizophrenia, learning disabilities, eating disorders, substance abuse, and even pathological jealousy” (Lilienfeld 1996), but its main application has been in the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Logotherapy – is a form of psychotherapy, individual or group, wherein the focus is place on meanings instead of feelings as a means of understand resolving conflicts and emotional difficulties. This form of psychotherapy was introduced by Viktor Frankl (1969). Logotherapy is the third Viennese School of psychotherapy, the predecessors being the Freudians and Adlerian Schools. In Logotherapy or existential analysis, the human will to meaning is the core for most human behavior.

Psychotherapy – means a specialized formal interaction between a mental health practitioner and a client in which a therapeutic relationship is established to help to resolve symptoms of mental disorder, psychosocial stress, relationship problems and difficulties in coping in the social environment. Some specific types of psychotherapy may include, but are not limited to, psychoanalysis, family therapy, group psychotherapy, supportive treatment, gestalt therapy, experiential therapy, primal therapy, psychosocial therapy, psychodrama, behavioral therapy, and cognitive therapy.

Specializing in:

Older adults