Jennifer Lara

Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW

Verified by Psychology Today
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Jennifer Lara

Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

3812 Sepulveda Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90505
(424) 220-4516
Offers online therapy
Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

East 28th Street
Long Beach, CA 90755
(424) 220-4516
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About

Childhood trauma can cripple us, it creates overpowering ‘intense’ emotions such as anxiety, depression, and anger when left unattended which begins to create physical symptoms to defend our bodies from the internal wounds. Has there ever been a time in your life where you have experienced this reaction? Are you experiencing these feelings based on current or past trauma from childhood, early teens, adolescence, adulthood, or as a senior? I aim to utilize a variety of actionable techniques to help reduce trauma related symptoms and make lasting changes in life.
My primary approach is tailored to reevaluate distorted views, separate parts in your life, such as thoughts, physical feelings, and actions then guiding you to develop a new positive approach. I am dedicated to holding space, empathy, and unconditional positive regard.I specialize in CBT, Solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness.
I practice each intervention through distinctive situations my clients may experience when living with trauma and mental health which can develop symptoms of depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, and co-occurring addictive disorders. We can work together to achieve realistic goals and find your true self. I also provide therapy in Spanish.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $130 - $150
Pay By: Health Savings Account, Paypal, Venmo, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Prelicense: California / ASW 98157
  • Supervisor: Hong Jeong
  • Supervisor License: California / LCSW 87224

Location

3812 Sepulveda Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90505
(424) 220-4516
Offers online therapy
Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

East 28th Street
Long Beach, CA 90755
(424) 220-4516
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino
I also speak: Spanish
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Jennifer Lara

Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW