Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and founder of Financial Psychology Center in Los Angeles, California. As a practicing clinician for the past 15 years Dr Melkumian has worked with populations ranging from the chronically acute, dually diagnosed patients to highly motivated individuals committed to self-improvement. He is an author and public speaker who works to bring people harmony and ease in their lives, no matter what the issue. His experiences in the field have given him deep expertise in treating alcoholism and addiction, codependency, emotional disturbance, stress, self esteem, relationships, men’s issues, depression and anxiety.
Dr. Feldman is a board-certified psychiatrist who has been practicing in the Los Angeles area for 25 years. Currently, he is the medical director of three prestigious area hospitals, teaches third- and fourth-year medical students, internal medicine residents, and conducts clinical research trials.
Dr. Feldman graduated from Cornell University and then attended Syracuse Law School. He is a member of both the New York State Bar and the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. Dr. Feldman obtained a Masters’ of Forensic Science degree from The George Washington University and is holder of a United States Patent. He graduated The Chicago Medical School with a Dean's Award in 1990.
PsyD Financial Coach
Dr. Julie K, a renowned Psychologist and Life Coach, holds a bachelor’s from UCLA and master’s & Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from Ryokan College. Known from TV appearances on TLC's "My Strange Addiction" and "The Dr Phil House," she offers coaching services in Los Angeles, CA and Miami Beach, FL.
Throughout her career, Dr. Julie K has served diverse communities including the Gay & Lesbian Center in Hollywood, a private rehabilitation center in Malibu, and a teen outpatient treatment center. She has gained recognition for her pioneering research on the psychological impact of internet addiction in the digital native generation.
Dr. Julie K stands out with her specialization in Financial Psychology, particularly in how it interplays with love and sexuality. She has delved into the complex interaction of emotions, culture, compulsive behavior, and beliefs around financial habits, focusing on the tangled relationship between love, sex, and money. Her coaching involves breaking unhealthy financial patterns, aiding her clients in realizing their financial and emotional potential.
She spent 18 months mentoring sex workers, deepening her insights into this industry's unique financial and emotional intricacies. At the Financial Psychology Center, she personalizes financial coaching and co-leads groups. Her mission, focused on the emotional nexus of love, sex, and money, is to transform how we approach financial and emotional health.
Felicia Megdal is a licensed clinical social worker and financial psychology expert with licenses to practice in California, Tennessee, and Florida. Felicia's passion for exploring the complex interplay between finances and behavioral health was ignited during her internship at the Actors Fund in Los Angeles. While there, she provided support to entertainment industry professionals facing financial struggles, delving into the underlying psychological factors that shape an individual's relationship with money.
Felicia continued her financial psychology work in community mental health settings in LA, focusing on how financial stressors and other factors contribute to homelessness, recidivism, substance use, and emotional and social dysfunction among vulnerable populations.
In her private practice, Felicia assists individuals and couples in addressing the interplay between financial challenges and compulsive sexual behaviors. Currently pursuing her Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) certification, Felicia aims to merge her expertise in financial and sexual issues to offer comprehensive support to her clients.
Felicia earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California and a Master of Science in Journalism from Columbia University, further enhancing her ability to address the multifaceted nature of financial psychology.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Maxwell Rappoport is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY 29385) based in Los Angeles. His primary areas of interest are in athlete mental health, performance psychology, affective disorders, relationship and family concerns, and substance use disorders. Dr. Rappoport is driven by providing holistic support to athletes and clients in order to facilitate overall wellness, hardiness, and cognitive flexibility to adapt to internal and environmental stressors that seek to undermine peak performance and balance. Dr. Rappoport's approach is informed by cognitive-behavioral and psycho-dynamic perspectives, with rational-emotive insights and a foundation in mindfulness meditation.
Honey B. Dardashti
Honey Dardashti is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who comes with experience of providing mental health services both at the community level as well as private practice for individuals from different walks of life. She has worked with services for individuals, couples, adolescents and children with variety of diagnoses as well as; individuals with history of substance use. Her expertise has been working with couples who struggle with establishing clear communication on the topics of sex, love and money. Honey has been devoted to empowering individuals and couples to improve their financial and mental health by illuminating the emotional ties between sex and money.