Tamar Lisa Apelian, PsyD, Psychologist in Encino
In many situations, family members or individuals become concerned about a loved one's or their own development or mental health. My practice, Achieving Milestones & Progress (A.M.P.) Autism, helps families or individuals to understand and improve their loved one's or their own developmental or psychiatric needs through comprehensive evaluations and/or treatments. In doing so, it is hoped that individuals of all ages and functioning levels can reach their full potentials and continue to make progress and grow throughout the lifespan. Families will also be better equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to facilitate that process.
I evaluate neurodevelopmental (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), language and other delays, learning and intellectual disabilities) and psychiatric (e.g., anxiety, mood disorders, depression) disorders in individuals across the lifespan. My individual therapy focuses on the same population using validated treatments and family training.
In my prior training and career at UCLA, I achieved both clinical and research level reliability on gold standard autism diagnostic measures. My evaluations and treatments help advocate for diagnostic-specific services from the school district, Regional Center, medical insurance, and other state entities to help clients reach their potential.
Call or Email Tamar Lisa Apelian for a free phone consultation now - (818) 722-2089


  • Years in Practice: 9 Years
  • School: Pepperdine University GSEP
  • Year Graduated: 2006
  • License No. and State: 22922 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Aetna
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • HMC Healthworks
  • MHN
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • Medicare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Autism
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Developmental Disorders


  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Armenian


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Family
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2016
Tamar Lisa Apelian, PsyD, Psychologist in Encino

Tamar Lisa Apelian

Psychologist, PsyD