Therapist Profile

Name:
Amy Lacina, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Location:
9171 Wilshire Blvd., Penthouse Beverly Hills, CA 90210-5517
Phone:
(310) 801-5761
License Number
LMFT47157
Practicing Since:
2006
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Amy Stella works with individuals and couples, specializing in relational concerns, anxiety and depressive disorders, trauma, addiction, and problems pertaining to transitions and phase of life issues. Combining her academic knowledge with her unique understanding and empathy for each client, Amy uses a technique that combines different psychoanalytic schools of thought. Through this approach, Amy helps clients gain an awareness of previously unconscious aspects of themselves through mindfulness, mind-body integration, and attachment theory which, in turn, helps them change problematic coping mechanisms and ways of being, such as ineffective decision-making and interpersonal patterns. Amy also uses cognitive-behavioral theory to assists clients in finding adaptive ways of perceiving themselves, others, and circumstances. Behavioral interventions involve the teaching of skills needed for effective coping, communication, self-care, and symptom relief.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
Amy Stella works with a variety of treatment conditions that range from mild to severe and from specific (e.g., insomnia) to broad (e.g., low self-esteem). Amy Stella specializes in treatment of the following conditions: Depressive Disorders Anxiety Disorders Relationship Problems and Concerns Addiction Trauma Transitional Problems/ Phase of Life Disorders (e.g., divorce, new career path, marriage, children, retirement) Other commonly treated conditions & concerns include: Mood Swings Body Image Issues Adjustment to Sudden Change or Loss Eating Disorders
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A., Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Phillips Graduate Institute, Encino, CA B.A., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Career Stress and Changes
Critical Incident Stress Management
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Employment Issues
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Interracial Couples
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Pain Management
Parenting
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Telephone/Online Therapy
Trauma

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Cognitive-Behavioral
Intersubjective
Object Relations
Psychodynamic
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity

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