Licensed Therapist in Los Angeles
Who Will Guide You on a Healing Path
Specializing in Anxiety and Relationships 

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When we suffer trauma, experience loss, find ourselves in the middle of a major life transition or fall out of balance, we are often left feeling anxious, depressed, or lost and needing support. Therapy can be an invaluable tool to find our way back to our vitality and connectedness to ourselves and the world. Therapy helps to balance reflection, action, and acceptance. 

So tell me, what’s going on in your life? How do you cope? What’s working and what’s not? Let’s start with right now. Let’s pause long enough to invite awareness. Let’s get curious about what matters to you and expand what is possible.

therapy together

Our work is solely focused on

the changes you want to make 

 

about 

Lauren Malkasian, MA, LMFT

A good fit is one of the most important elements when seeking a therapist—if you can’t talk to someone, how can it work? When looking for a therapist, it's important to find someone who uses a therapeutic approach that's right for you, and you also need to feel comfortable talking with them.

My approach is pragmatic, strength-based, and non-pathologizing. My style is warm, conversational, and direct. My aim is to create a safe, supportive space for collaborative work with my clients to create healthier coping skills and more flexible and expansive ways of thinking about themselves and their situations so they feel less stuck and more empowered. 

I’m fortunate to have had prior careers in the creative arts, which inform my work as a therapist. This life experience gives me a broad understanding of what it feels like to work in a demanding stressful job and what it means to make big career changes. As a 50+ woman, I've grappled with many of the transitions and life stages we all move through and found that even with seemingly impossible challenges come new opportunities to evolve and connect with ourselves and the world around us.

 I support clients in exploring their identity and looking at what holds meaning and gives purpose to their lives
 

EDUCATION & TRAINING

 

I'm a licensed MFT and received my Master's degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts in Film/TV from the Tisch School at NYU.

I have specialized training in EMDR, designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories; talk therapy, which helps identify thoughts, beliefs, and assumptions that make life harder; body-centered psychotherapy and somatic work which can help relieve the negative effects of trauma and emotional pain.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

 

•   EMDR Attachment-Focused 

    Training 

•   TRM Trauma Resource Institute

•   CRM Community Resiliency  

•   Ecotherapy Training​ at Earthbody

     Institute

•   Sex Therapy Training at  Center for       Healthy Sex

 

I remain involved in ongoing training to serve the needs of my clients
 

 

contact​

If you would like more information and to see if we'd be a good fit, you can schedule a complimentary 15-minute consultation here. You can also email me below.  Note: E-mail sent over the internet is not secure and should not be used to communicate confidential, personal, and/or health information. Once received, I'll contact you.

phone

213 357 0065

Email

laurenmalkasian@gmail.com