Our mission is to educate children and families on anxiety and related conditions. We empower individuals and families by providing education and tangible skills within a strength-based model. We believe that children with anxiety are most successful when they are taught to channel their unique ways of thinking into positive and creative outlets.
Our methods are based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which is recognized as the foremost evidenced-based approach in treating anxiety. Thoughts, emotions and behaviors are interconnected and change in one will lead to change in the others, resulting in lasting symptom reduction. Our treatment is specifically tailored to the child and family's individual needs while incorporating proven anxiety reduction tools in a gentle and playful manner.
Our philosophy is based on a powerful experience I had while playing in the ocean with my two-year-old daughter; We see a giant wave heading towards us and confronted with the decision to run from the wave or swim under it, we decide we are too frightened to face it. We turn and struggle towards the shore but in our panicked retreat, we are both dragged underwater by the ocean’s current. I grab hold of my daughter's tiny body with all my might. Miraculously, we emerge shaken and relatively unharmed.
Then a profound realization rushes over me...
Waves, like emotions, are constantly flowing. If we run from them, sooner or later they will come crashing down upon us. But if we face them head on, and dive beneath the surface of our impending problems, we inevitably come out more knowledgable on the other side.
Waves can teach us, and especially our children, a lesson that will help us grow and navigate the oceans and ever-changing tides of our lives.
Dr. Lauren Stutman ~ CARE-LA Founder
The bio-psycho-social theory of health and well-being is the gold standard of holistic care. This model emphasizes the connection between the mind and the body. At CARE-LA, along with our traditional therapeutic interventions, we also provide the option of therapies that focus on the physical body directly such as pediatric & adult massage with guided meditations, mindfulness classes, and adult & child yoga groups.
CHILD / ADOLESCENT
INDIVIDUAL CHILD & ADULT YOGA
CHILD & ADULT
CHILD & ADULT
MINDFUL PARENTING GROUP
SOUND BATH EXPERIENCE
CHECK OUT OUR MINDFUL FACES PAGE
CHECK OUT OUR
GUIDED MEDITATIONS WITH DR. LAUREN STUTMAN
CHECK OUT A BACK TO SCHOOL TALK WITH DR. LAUREN STUTMAN
FAMILY & SIBLING
INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT TREATMENT
EXPOSURE CONCIERGE SERVICE
DR. LAUREN STUTMAN, PsyD
Licensed Psychologist - PSY26768
DR. KATRINA RYDZEWSKI-DABBY, PsyD
Licensed Psychologist - PSY30831
DR. HEATHER BERLIN, PhD, MPH
Licensed Psychologist - 023862
DR. MARCY FORGEY BORLIK, MD, MPH
General and Child / Adolescent Psychiatrist (A99995)
DR. MICHELLE CUEVAS, PhD, ABPP
Licensed Psychologist - PSY25067
DR. SHIRIN SETAREHSHENAS, PsyD, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist - 126574
DR. VIVIAN WANG, PsyD
Psychological Associate - PSB94024063
DR. BIANCA VOSOGHI, PsyD
Psychological Associate - PSB94025128
DR. GAYE PETTIBONE, PsyD,
MA SPECIAL ED., BCET
Educational Therapist - 2173520
Psychological Associate - PSB94025835
ADAM P. STOKER, MA
Psychological Associate - PSB94025991
CAITLIN BROSIOUS, AMFT
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist - 121413
JORDAN LONG, MS, AMFT
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist - 126528
ZAKIEH ALAHMAD, AMFT
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist - 126617
KEVIN GRAVES, AMFT
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist - 126593
DEBORAH ALTMAN, AMFT
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist - 133194
JULIA BURT, AMFT
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist - 133396
GLORIA CANON, CMT
Certified Massage Therapist
ANGELA SMITH, CPC
Certified Neurofeedback Specialist
Certified KRI Instructor
ACE SALTZBERG, MA
ALICE ZHUANG DUAN
At CARE-LA, your mental health and well-being is important to us. We love helping patients develop the tools they need to cope with all of life’s challenges, and we get great satisfaction from seeing them heal and thrive. Contact us today to see how we can help you and let’s discuss the wide range of options at your disposal.