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.

 
 

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

 

MIND

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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

 
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WHILE-YOU-WAIT

PARENT MASSAGE

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CHILD & ADULT

YOGA GROUPS

 
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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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CHECK OUT OUR 

GUIDED MEDITATIONS WITH DR. LAUREN STUTMAN

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CHECK OUT OUR MINDFUL FACES PAGE

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

 

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​​

 
 

TEAM MEMBERS

 
 
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DR. LAUREN STUTMAN, PsyD

CARE-LA FOUNDER

Licensed Psychologist - PSY26768

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DR. KATRINA RYDZEWSKI-DABBY, PsyD

Licensed Psychologist - PSY30831

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DR. HEATHER BERLIN, PhD, MPH

Licensed Psychologist - 023862

Neuropsychological Consultant

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DR. MARCY FORGEY BORLIK, MD, MPH

Medical Director
General and Child / Adolescent Psychiatrist (A99995)

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DR. MICHELLE CUEVAS, PhD, ABPP

Licensed Psychologist - PSY25067

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DR. TARA DELUCO, PhD

Pediatric Neuropsychologist - 024035

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DR. VIVIAN WANG, PsyD

Psychological Assistant - PSB94024063

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DR. BIANCA VOSOGHI, PsyD

Psychological Assistant - PSB94025128 

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DR. ERIN CANTWELL, PhD

Psychological Assistant - PSB94025757

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

Educational Therapist - 2173520

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ADAM P. STOKER, MA

Psychological Assistant - PSB94025991

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KATHERINE GOODMAN, MA, BCB-HRV

Psychological Assistant 

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CAITLIN BROSIOUS, AMFT

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist - 121413

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JORDAN LONG, MS, AMFT

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist - 126528

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ZAKIEH ALAHMAD, AMFT

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist - 126617

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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, LPC

Certified Neurofeedback Specialist

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DANIELLE BALLARD

Psychological Extern

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PRENY ALAVERDIAN

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ARIELLE BEAUVOIR

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ISABEL CAMPOS

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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

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