My approach is strength based and solution focused. I work from the philosophy that small steps can lead to big changes. I have seen this to be true in my own life, as well as through my work with clients. I believe that you are strong. You have strengths. We just need to access them.

I work to create a collaborative and open space that welcomes self discovery through empathy and an understanding 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 to process difficult emotions and experiences, challenge you, and ultimately help you reach your goals.


Hello and Welcome.

My name is Lara Abounayan and I am an associate marriage and family therapist (#107180) under the supervision of Stefani Roscoe, LCSW (#60100)

I work with teens and young adults who are working through issues surrounding life transitions (such as marriage, career, schooling, relationships etc.), anxiety, chronic illness, depression, relationship issues, and parenting difficulties.

See more about how we’d work through these issues on my Specialities page.

Education + Experience

Heal The Hurt Counseling
Associate MFT
Aug 2018 to May 2020

Armenian Relief Society
MFT Trainee
June 2015 to June 2018

Masters of Science in Counseling, Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy
California State University, Northridge

Bachelor’s in Psychology
University of California, Los Angeles

Bilingual: English + Armenian
Can provide therapy in both languages

Online Counseling

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