About Us

Striving Forward Marriage Family Therapy is a group practice in which mental health professionals seek to provide individual, couples, family, and group therapy to those coming in with a host of mental health concerns.

Karine Babakhanyan

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist,  #97191

Karine Babakhanyan began her work in the field of mental health straight out of high school. She began her work with children and adults whom were diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. She practiced her skills via specialized training in behavioral health/modification through Applied Behavior Analysis training. To further her training in the field, Karine Babakhanyan sought to earn her Master’s degree, and eventually earned her license as a Marriage Family Therapist. She has experience working with at risk youth, and teenagers in substance abuse treatment.


Karine Babakhanyan’s career goal and focus is to help de-stigmatize mental health, and to advocate for diversity within the mental health field.​


She is currently the owner/therapist in private practice, creating an opportunity to serve individuals and families looking to improve their quality of relationships. 

Jalee Carder

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #107140

Jalee Carder is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with years of clinical experience in treating Addiction, Grief-Recovery, domestic violence, Family Systems, Couples Therapy, Trauma, and Acute Psychiatric care. Jalee has worked with diverse populations in order to help them better understand themselves, and gain the knowledge to move forward in a positive direction in their lives. Jalee uses a variety of clinical techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Focused Therapy, Psychodynamics, and Healthy Communication Skills. Having worked in a variety of settings, including Acute Psychiatric Inpatient, Residential Substance Abuse Treatment, Worker's Compensation, Private Practice, and Community Mental Health, gives Jalee a unique ability to serve the community around her and its particular needs.


Jalee is passionate about helping others, and is able to work with individuals from all walks of life using her empathy, knowledge, and clinical communication skills to assist her clients in finding the tools and solutions that best fit each individual client.

10653 Riverside Dr.
North Hollywood, CA 91602

Tel: (818) 396-7463


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