Lara Abounayan

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT

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Lara Abounayan

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT


Location

Offers video and phone sessions

Journey Therapy Group
Burbank, California 91505
(818) 650-4964

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Announcement icon Prioritizing your mental health is important during these times. I am providing telehealth at reduced rates to help work through the stress.
TELEHEALTH THERAPIST. Welcome! I believe that we all have the capacity to transform our lives, sometimes we just need an experienced professional to help us through. I work with teens and adults who are working through issues surrounding anxiety, depression, relationships, self esteem, and life transitions (any changes, planned or unplanned, that are stressful or difficult). I also specialize in work with young adults living with chronic illness. I understand and honor the uniqueness of this population because I, too, live with a chronic illness.
My approach is strength based and solution focused. I am trained in using Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, and Narrative Therapy techniques. I work from a solution focused standpoint but I blend strategies from other modalities to create a plan of action that is unique to you.
I lean in to my work with honesty, compassion, and a bit of humor. We will create a safe, collaborative space where you can be open about your experiences. We will process difficult emotions, challenge not so productive thinking patterns, and work on goals that are important to YOU. Let us work on cultivating a life you are proud to have.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100+
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Paypal, Venmo
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Cigna
  • Out of Network
If using out of network services, Journey Therapy Group creates monthly superbills to be provided to your insurance.
Email me or call (818) 650-4964 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • School: California State University, Northridge
  • Year Graduated: 2018
  • License and State: 107180 California
  • Supervisor: Lucy Gulatyan
  • Supervisor License: LMFT 51364 California

Lara Abounayan's Groups

Teen Anxiety & COVID

Teens are going through a lot right now. You are trying to move through life and figure out who you are with the added stress of COVID, which challenges the stability of school, seeing your friends, and the world being a safe place in general. COVID has taken those constants away from you, which may lead you to feeling anxious, angry, and confused. This group is for teens to process the hardships of COVID and the stress it has added to your plate.**Due to COVID19, we will be providing this group via telehealth** Please email me with any questions!

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Chronic Illness & Dating Group

Dating while managing a chronic Illness comes up often in my sessions. Many people long to date but are not sure how to navigate dating with a chronic illness. This group serves to talk through issues with others who are experiencing them too and answers questions like 1. how do I put myself out there? 2. how do I tell the person I am dating about my condition? 3. how do I explain some of my limitations without feeling like a burden? 4. do I put my condition on my dating profile? 5. how can I feel more empowered sexually?

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Location

Journey Therapy Group
Burbank, California 91505
(818) 650-4964
Offers video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness
  • Life Transitions
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

I also speak: Armenian
Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

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Last Modified: 10 Jul 2020
Lara Abounayan, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Burbank

Lara Abounayan

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT