“Life is a series of waves to be embraced and overcome.”

¬†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’d love to help you unlock your potential.
Please head to the “ABOUT ME” page if you’d like to learn more about my philosophy and experience.
Happy to announce that I am now offering therapy services through videoconferencing. This is an excellent option for people who experience chronic illness, who would have a long commute, or would otherwise be unable to receive services.
Lara Abounayan, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (#107180) employed and supervised by Lara Mekhitarian (#78395).

Anxiety Management

Through working with clients, I have found that EVERYONE experiences anxiety at some point in their lives…

Breathe in, breathe out

Often times, I see posts on social media, and posters in office buildings telling people to breathe. I want to tell you WHY it works…

Back to School Tips for Teens

Back to School Tips for Teens

Being in school is hard. Not only are there educational obligations, but there are social stresses, and the big one that affects students today like it never did before, social media.

UPCOMING GROUPS

  • Chronic Illness in Young Adults Beginning June 2019, Sundays 11:30am

    Living with chronic illness can be incredibly challenging. Young adults living with chronic illness, have the additional stress of navigating where they want their lives to go, relationships, and self image in comparison to their peers. This group serves as a space to discuss these issues and learn a variety of coping strategies to manage chronic illness related stress

  • Teen Anxiety Group Beginning May 2019

    Teens today face more stress than any generation before! The teen group focuses on anxiety which can be mental (worrying, thoughts racing, etc.) and/or physical (sweating, shortness of breath, etc.). In this group, we will learn how to manage anxiety using a variety of different techniques and exercises.

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