Lara Mekhitarian

Certified Practitioner since December 2020

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As a trauma specialist, I combine a variety of modalities, tailoring your treatment plan to your individual needs. Trained and certified in a variety of treatment modalities, I use EMDR, Havening Technique and the Trauma Resiliency Model as the two main tools of practice to help my clients work through their challenges, find safety and connection within their bodies, and develop an arsenal of coping skills that can help manage symptoms that can feel debilitating. 

My talk therapy approach combines the powerful coping and reframing tools of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (both trauma-based and traditional), a psychodynamic framework to better understand attachment styles, family of origin, and any past experiences that still impact you today, and an existential approach in helping you create the meaning within your own life that resonates and feels true to you today. 

Discovering your strength on a personal level, especially after a trauma, can be intimidating, but I’m committed to bettering my clients’ lives in whatever capacity they need. From discovering your personal passions and reviving diminished confidence to helping you rebuild your identity after suffering trauma, sometimes life works better with a compassionate professional.

Above all else, all client relationships begin with honesty, trust, and unconditional positive regard. You deserve nothing less. 

There is a day-to-day reality that you already envision. There is a level of healing you know is within your grasp. People define personal triumph in many ways, but for me, it’s all about finding a way to thrive.

Thriving is more than doing well. Thriving is finding success for the heart, mind, and soul.

Thriving is an empowering realization and a drive based in desire and determination. Thriving is a success story. 

As your therapist and the leader of the Heal the Hurt team, I help you build confidence and work through your difficulties so you can evolve emotionally and personally. You have your own incredible story to tell, and I look forward to encouraging and assisting you as you shape your next chapter.

Areas of specialization

Anxiety, Fear of flying, Panic attacks, Depression, Exam nerves, Low self-confidence, Low self-esteem, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Public speaking, Relationship issues, Relaxation, Sexual issues, Stress, Weight loss, Grief, Interview Nerves, Self-Belief, Self-Development, Shyness, Belief Creation, Confidence, Empowerment, Weight, Bereavement


2512 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta, CA 91214