Lara Abounayan, AMFT
About Lara Abounayan
Welcome! Life can be demanding, and, at times, you may feel that there is little to no hope to live your best and most balanced life.
I believe that we all have the capacity to transform our lives. I work to provide direction to empower you to withstand any of life's issues, stressors, or transitions. I work primarily with teens and adults working through life transitions (such as career changes, entering college, getting married, etc.), anxiety, depression, chronic illness, self esteem, and relationship issues.
My approach is strength based and solution focused. I believe that taking small steps can lead to big changes. Our goal together is to create a life you are proud to have. Our goal is to help you become a more content and whole version of yourself. We all have it in us to change, sometimes we just need guidance. I'm here for that.
I believe that no one knows your experiences better than you do. You are the expert in the story of your life. My role as a therapist, is to guide you through this journey, process difficult emotions and experiences, and at times, challenge you to help you gain a different perspective, so that you can ultimately reach your goals.
SpecialtiesAnxiety, Coping With Medical Issues, Goal Setting
Age Group FocusAdolescents, Adults
Treatment ApproachesCoaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Integrative, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, Relational, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
IssuesAcademic issues, Anger Management, Behavior Issues, Career Counseling, Coping Skills, Depression, Leadership, Life Coaching, Relationship Issues, Trauma / PTSD