Therapist Profile

Name:
Amy Luster, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
1460 7th Street, Ste. 303 Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone:
(310) 844-4414
Website:
License Number
LMFT35446
Practicing Since:
1995
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Even years after enduring a traumatic loss, whether from ongoing infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of a baby, it is normal for you to struggle with ongoing concerns which result from your loss. Doubts may linger and can influence how you parent your other children. It is my goal to help you have a fulfilling family experience, despite the tragedy you’ve endured. I assist parents in developing new ways to soothe inner worries and fears that make it difficult to be a respectful and responsive parent, especially as the other children in the family work toward their own, growing independence. Parents learn how to balance protectiveness while nurturing healthy self-reliance within their family. They find the way to share their family's story with their children. Our work together provides new opportunities for growth and closeness within the family.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
Individual, Couple, Family and Group psychotherapy, concentrating on parenting after a child-bearing loss.
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
B.A., Psychology, UCLA M.A., Psychology, Pepperdine

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Infertility/Adoption/Pregnancy
Individual
Parenting

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Cognitive-Behavioral
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Systems
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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