'A disciplined mind leads to happiness'

Dr. Naira Velumyan is a Registered Psychotherapist, Communication/Relationship Coach, International Speaker, Entrepreneur and Etiquette Expert. Her entrepreneurial venture as the Founder of the Academy of Social Competency successfully provides training to professionals, couples, young adults and teenagers to improve their self-confidence, communication and relationship-building skills. 

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Dr. Naira Velumyan is a successful entrepreneur with 25-years of experience who believes in the power of collaboration and leadership. Her franchise-like programs have helped aspiring individuals start their self-employed careers in developing social-emotional competence for children and teenagers. 

In partnership with the Immigrant Women in Business, Dr. Velumyan launched a dynamic Smart Hats Program to improve self-esteem and social competence for 12-20-year-olds. The program is centered on developing skills of self-presentation and influencing others in the best ways via verbal and non-verbal communication. During the program, participants will learn  Body Language, Self-Confidence, Storytelling, Acting, Communication, Personal Image, Public Speaking, Stress Management and Dancing. 

As a certified specialist in Jungian Analytical Psychology, Family System Therapy, Psychodrama, Ericksonian Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Therapy, Dr. Velumyan also provides one-on-one counseling to couples and families. Her professional hobby is art. Possessing a degree in Art History and Critics, she integrates symbolism of art within her counseling and runs two art boutiques in Toronto (Canada) and Moscow (Russia).

Dr. Velumyan’s professional associations and active memberships include: 

  • Forbes Coaches Council
  • College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, CA
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, CA
  • American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama, US
  • The Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, CA
  • The Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis, CA
  • Protocol and Diplomacy International — Protocol Officers Association, US