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                 CHILD 

                 ANXIETY

                 REDUCTION

                 EXPERTS

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.

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PHILOSOPHY

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

 

 

                                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

TECHNIQUES

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BODY

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Mind / Body

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. 

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CHILD / ADOLESCENT 

MASSAGE

INDIVIDUAL CHILD & ADULT YOGA

M/B WYW - Yoga Groups
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WHILE-YOU-WAIT

PARENT MASSAGE

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CHILD & ADULT

YOGA GROUPS

Mindfulness group & Mindful faces
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CHILD & ADULT

MINDFULNESS GROUPS

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MINDFUL PARENTING GROUP

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SOCIAL SKILLS

GROUP

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VIRTUAL TEEN

GIRLS GROUP

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SOUND BATH EXPERIENCE

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CHECK OUT OUR MINDFUL FACES PAGE

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CHECK OUT OUR 

GUIDED MEDITATIONS WITH DR. LAUREN STUTMAN

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CHECK OUT A BACK TO SCHOOL TALK WITH DR. LAUREN STUTMAN

SERVICES OFFERED

Services Offered
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INDIVIDUAL CHILD / ADOLESCENTS THERAPY

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GROUP THERAPY FOR CHILDREN / ADOLESCENTS

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PARENT TRAINING & SUPPORT

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FAMILY & SIBLING

THERAPY

INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT TREATMENT

EXPOSURE CONCIERGE SERVICE

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PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING &  EDUCATIONAL 
CONSULTATIONS

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EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION & REPROCESSING THERAPY

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NEUROFEEDBACK

TESTIMONIALS​​

Testimonials
Neurofeedback

TEAM MEMBERS

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DR. LAUREN STUTMAN, PsyD

CARE-LA FOUNDER

Licensed Psychologist - PSY26768

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DR. ERIN CANTWELL, PhD

Licensed Psychologist - PSY33370

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DR. VIVIAN WANG, PsyD

Licensed Psychologist - PSY35045

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DR. HEATHER BERLIN, PhD, MPH

Licensed Psychologist - 023862

Neuropsychological Consultant

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DR. HILLARY GOLDSHER, PsyD, MBA

Licensed Psychologist - PSY22209
 

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DR. MARCY FORGEY BORLIK, MD, MPH

Medical Director
General and Child / Adolescent Psychiatrist - A99995

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DR. SHIRIN SETAREHSHENAS, PsyD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist - 126574

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DR. GAYE PETTIBONE, PsyD,
MA SPECIAL ED., BCET

Educational Therapist - 2173520

Psychological Associate - PSB94025835

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DR. ADAM STOKER, PhD

Psychological Associate - PSB94025991

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DANIELLE BALLARD, MA

Psychological Associate - PSB94028046  

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ZAKIEH ALAHMAD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist - 140508

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KEVIN GRAVES, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist - 144584

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CAITLIN BROSIOUS, AMFT

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist - 121413

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DEBORAH ALTMAN, AMFT

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist - 133194

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JULIA BURT, AMFT

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist - 133396

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LUKE RAYMOND, AMFT

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist - 136646

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OLIVIA RUSSAK, AMFT

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist - 126892

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ROSEMARY HANSEN, MS, AMFT

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist - 139722

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LIAT CONSIDINE

Certified Yoga & Mindfulness Instructor

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GLORIA CANON, CMT

Certified Massage Therapist

CAMTC Certified

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ANGELA SMITH, CPC

Certified Neurofeedback Specialist

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LEAH PARRENT, OTR/L, MBA

Licensed Clinical Occupational Therapist - 5483

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ARIELLE BEAUVOIR

Psychological Extern

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JESSICA HARATOUNIAN

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VALERIE BELLENGER

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ALISHIA QADRI

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AVITAL SIMANIAN

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Dr. Heather Berlin
Dr. Hillary Goldsher
Dr. Marcy Forgey Borlik
Dr. Shrin Saterehshenas
Dr. Vivian Wang
Dr. Gaye Pettibone
Adam P. Stoker
Zakieh Alahmad
Kevin Graves
Caitlin Brosious
Deborah Altman
Julia Burt
Luke Raymond
Olivia Russak
Rosemary Hansen
Liat Considine
Gloria Canon
Angela Smith
Danielle Ballard
Arielle Beauvoir
Jessica Hartounian
Valerie Bellenger
Alisha Qadri
Avital Simanian
Dr. Erin Cantwell
D. Lauren Stutman
Leah Parrent
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CONTACT US

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.

(424) 421-CARE (2273)

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