Therapies & Services

specialties

something for everyone

The Lumina Counseling Group’s therapists are experienced in treating:

ADD/ADHD
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Depressive Disorders
LGBTQIA+ Issues
Sexual Abuse
Conduct/Disruptive Disorder
History of Chemical Dependency
Anxiety/Panic Disorders
Behavior Modification
Divorced/Blended Family Issues
Gender Identity Issues
Victims of Abuse, Assault, Trauma
Grief/Loss
Schizophrenia
Autism (ABA)
Bipolar Disorders
OCD
Adoption Challenges
Prenatal & Postpartum Issues
Others
PTSD
specialties

something for everyone

The Lumina Counseling Group’s therapists are experienced in treating:

Autism (ABA)

ADD/ADHD

Adoption Challenges

Anxiety/Panic Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Behavior Modification

Bipolar Disorders

Conduct/Disruptive Disorder

Depressive Disorders

Divorced/Blended Family Issues

Grief/Loss

LGBTQIA+ Issues

History Of Chemical Dependency

OCD

Prenatal & Postpartum Issues

PTSD

Schizophrenia

Sexual Abuse

Gender Identity Issues

Victims Of Abuse, Assault, Trauma

Others

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Services Offered

Individual Therapy

Sometimes called psychotherapy, counseling, talk therapy, or treatment, individual therapy is a process in which clients work one-on-one with a trained mental health clinician in a safe, caring, and confidential environment. Individual counseling provides a personal opportunity to receive support and experience growth during challenging times in life. Clients will explore their feelings, beliefs, and behaviors as they work to identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change. It allows the client to better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change. Individual counseling can help one deal with many personal topics in life such as anger, depression, anxiety, trauma, loneliness, marriage and relationship challenges, parenting problems, school difficulties, career changes, etc. Individual therapy is appropriate for children, adolescents and adults.

Family Therapy

Is designed to help families with the issues that specifically affect one or more member’s mental health and functioning. It is designed to allow each family member build stronger relationships, improve communication, and manage conflicts within the family system. Family therapy goals can be to improve emotional awareness, adjust to major changes within a family, help members come to accept the things that they cannot change or control and/or improving communication, understanding and empathy.

Couples Therapy

Is focused on helping a couple work through challenges and misunderstandings, understand their relationship better and develop healthier ways of relating to one another. The therapist uses specific therapeutic techniques and interventions to support the couple’s goals. Couples often seek out therapy when they are confronting a specific challenge, such as communication issues, difficulties around sex, affairs, or if they are considering a breakup.

couple therapy

Group Therapy

As the name implies, is a type of therapy that is conducted with a group of people, rather than between an individual and clinician. Usually, people in the group are facing similar issues, like anxiety, depression, and relationship or parenting issues. Clients confront their issues together, to get support and to learn from other group members who are experiencing similar issues.

Psychological Testing

Is an objective and standardized measure of an individual’s cognitive, academic, adaptive, behavioral, emotional and executive functioning skills. Psychological testing can also help a clinician increase the accuracy of diagnoses, such as ADHD or ASD.  The main purpose of the testing is to gain better insight into the neurological, behavioral and emotional underpinnings of a person functioning. Testing involves both standardized tests, checklists, surveys and observation. Psychological testing can be highly informative and helpful for children who are experiencing academic struggles (such as uncovering learning disabilities), high school students who may need accommodations for college, and young children who may be experiencing developmental delays.

ABA

Coming Soon!

Lumina Counseling

Services Offered

Individual Therapy

Sometimes called psychotherapy, counseling, talk therapy, or treatment, individual therapy is a process in which clients work one-on-one with a trained mental health clinician in a safe, caring, and confidential environment. Individual counseling provides a personal opportunity to receive support and experience growth during challenging times in life. Clients will explore their feelings, beliefs, and behaviors as they work to identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change. It allows the client to better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change. Individual counseling can help one deal with many personal topics in life such as anger, depression, anxiety, trauma, loneliness, marriage and relationship challenges, parenting problems, school difficulties, career changes, etc. Individual therapy is appropriate for children, adolescents and adults.

Family Therapy

Is designed to help families with the issues that specifically affect one or more member’s mental health and functioning. It is designed to allow each family member build stronger relationships, improve communication, and manage conflicts within the family system. Family therapy goals can be to improve emotional awareness, adjust to major changes within a family, help members come to accept the things that they cannot change or control and/or improving communication, understanding and empathy.

Couples Therapy

Is focused on helping a couple work through challenges and misunderstandings, understand their relationship better and develop healthier ways of relating to one another. The therapist uses specific therapeutic techniques and interventions to support the couple’s goals. Couples often seek out therapy when they are confronting a specific challenge, such as communication issues, difficulties around sex, affairs, or if they are considering a breakup.

couple therapy

Group Therapy

As the name implies, is a type of therapy that is conducted with a group of people, rather than between an individual and clinician. Usually, people in the group are facing similar issues, like anxiety, depression, and relationship or parenting issues. Clients confront their issues together, to get support and to learn from other group members who are experiencing similar issues.

Psychological Testing

Is an objective and standardized measure of an individual’s cognitive, academic, adaptive, behavioral, emotional and executive functioning skills. Psychological testing can also help a clinician increase the accuracy of diagnoses, such as ADHD or ASD.  The main purpose of the testing is to gain better insight into the neurological, behavioral and emotional underpinnings of a person functioning. Testing involves both standardized tests, checklists, surveys and observation. Psychological testing can be highly informative and helpful for children who are experiencing academic struggles (such as uncovering learning disabilities), high school students who may need accommodations for college, and young children who may be experiencing developmental delays.

ABA

Coming Soon!

Lumina Counseling

Services Offered

Individual Therapy

Sometimes called psychotherapy, counseling, talk therapy, or treatment, individual therapy is a process in which clients work one-on-one with a trained mental health clinician in a safe, caring, and confidential environment. Individual counseling provides a personal opportunity to receive support and experience growth during challenging times in life. Clients will explore their feelings, beliefs, and behaviors as they work to identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change. It allows the client to better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change. Individual counseling can help one deal with many personal topics in life such as anger, depression, anxiety, trauma, loneliness, marriage and relationship challenges, parenting problems, school difficulties, career changes, etc. Individual therapy is appropriate for children, adolescents and adults.

Family Therapy

Is designed to help families with the issues that specifically affect one or more member’s mental health and functioning. It is designed to allow each family member build stronger relationships, improve communication, and manage conflicts within the family system. Family therapy goals can be to improve emotional awareness, adjust to major changes within a family, help members come to accept the things that they cannot change or control and/or improving communication, understanding and empathy.

couple therapy

Couples Therapy

Is focused on helping a couple work through challenges and misunderstandings, understand their relationship better and develop healthier ways of relating to one another. The therapist uses specific therapeutic techniques and interventions to support the couple’s goals. Couples often seek out therapy when they are confronting a specific challenge, such as communication issues, difficulties around sex, affairs, or if they are considering a breakup.

Group Therapy

As the name implies, is a type of therapy that is conducted with a group of people, rather than between an individual and clinician. Usually, people in the group are facing similar issues, like anxiety, depression, and relationship or parenting issues. Clients confront their issues together, to get support and to learn from other group members who are experiencing similar issues.

Psychological Testing

Is an objective and standardized measure of an individual’s cognitive, academic, adaptive, behavioral, emotional and executive functioning skills. Psychological testing can also help a clinician increase the accuracy of diagnoses, such as ADHD or ASD.  The main purpose of the testing is to gain better insight into the neurological, behavioral and emotional underpinnings of a person functioning. Testing involves both standardized tests, checklists, surveys and observation. Psychological testing can be highly informative and helpful for children who are experiencing academic struggles (such as uncovering learning disabilities), high school students who may need accommodations for college, and young children who may be experiencing developmental delays.

ABA

Coming Soon!

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Types of Therapies

At Lumina, we ensure our centers are staffed by clinicians with a wide-range of clinical orientations (the way they conduct therapy) to meet each of our clients where they are at and provide what they are looking for. Our orientations include (but are not limited to):

Behavioral

Approaches hold the core belief that both effective and ineffective behaviors, thoughts and feelings are learned. A behavioral therapist works to help clients unlearn what has been ineffective in the past and to then develop  new learning strategies to implement in everyday life for a more productive and rewarding life.

Cognitive

Therapy emphasizes what people think rather than what they do. these clinicians hold the core tenant that dysfunctional thinking leads to dysfunctional emotions or behaviors. By helping a client change their thoughts, the client is also then able to change how they feel and what they do. There are two main types of Cognitive therapies:

  1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) explores how a client’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors interact. A primary focus in CBT is remediating existing problems by identifying the negative or false beliefs that lead to them, and changing out those ingrained thoughts for ones that are more accurate and productive.
  2. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a specialized form of cognitive behavioral therapy designed to reduce the emotional extremes a client experiences. DBT helps clients adjust problematic thought patterns and teaches more effective skills to manage distress. By mitigating the inner turmoil caused by intense emotional highs and lows, DBT enables clients to focus on the core mental health issue facing them.

Systems

Systems therapists help conceptualize their client’s within their systems or environment. They strive to develop a system that works for all members by considering the expectations, needs, desires, and behaviors of each person within that system. When issues arise, these are attributed to breakdowns in systemic interactions rather than deficiency of one person. In family systems therapy, family relationships, patterns, communication, and behaviors are explored, allowing the therapist and family members to observe how certain behaviors could be impacting the family. Once these behaviors are recognized and understood, family members can learn new behaviors that have benefits for themselves and the rest of their family.

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Meet Lumina's Therapists

Tap into our network of licensed/registered, accredited and experienced therapists who can help you with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationships, trauma, grief, family conflict, failure to launch syndrome, and more. We take the guesswork out and will hand-match you with a mental health professional that best suits your goals and needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Don’t see an answer to your question here? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 818-779-5100 or [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you.

Yes! We are accepting new clients, if you would like to inquire about services or set up an appointment, please call (818) 779-5100

No, you do not need a referral to see a Lumina Counseling therapist. You can contact our office directly and speak to our program coordinator. They will help match you with a therapist that best suits your needs.

Currently we offer both virtual and in person services. Our offices are located in Sherman Oaks, Culver City, and Van Nuys.

We accept insurance, as well as private pay. You can make your payments deductible directly through the Kareo payment platform.

If you don’t have insurance our private pay option is $180 per hour.

Call our office! Our number is (818) 779-5100. We will ask you a few demographic questions to help us match you with a therapist who would best fit your needs. It usually takes between 1-3 business days to match you and to have your insurance verified.

Lumina Counseling has a variety of highly skilled and experienced therapists including licensed psychologists (Ph.D/Psy.d) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social workers (LCSW), and licensed professional clinical counselors (LPCC). All of our therapists have a Masters or Doctorate degree in their field and have been qualified and certified to provide services in the state of California.

Sessions here at Lumina Counseling generally are booked for 60, 45, and 30 minutes weekly depending on your needs and your therapist’s recommendation. Generally, it is recommended to book a 60-minute session.

Our therapists are highly skilled in treatment for young children, adolescents, and adults.

Lumina Counseling

Frequently Asked Questions

Don’t see an answer to your question here? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 818-779-5100 or [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you.

Yes! We are accepting new clients, if you would like to inquire about services or set up an appointment, please call (818) 779-5100

No, you do not need a referral to see a Lumina Counseling therapist. You can contact our office directly and speak to our program coordinator. They will help match you with a therapist that best suits your needs.

Currently we offer both virtual and in person services. Our offices are located in Sherman Oaks, Culver City, and Van Nuys.

We accept insurance, as well as private pay. You can make your payments deductible directly through the Kareo payment platform.

If you don’t have insurance our private pay option is $180 per hour.

Call our office! Our number is (818) 779-5100. We will ask you a few demographic questions to help us match you with a therapist who would best fit your needs. It usually takes between 1-3 business days to match you and to have your insurance verified.

Lumina Counseling has a variety of highly skilled and experienced therapists including licensed psychologists (Ph.D/Psy.d) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social workers (LCSW), and licensed professional clinical counselors (LPCC). All of our therapists have a Masters or Doctorate degree in their field and have been qualified and certified to provide services in the state of California.

Sessions here at Lumina Counseling generally are booked for 60, 45, and 30 minutes weekly depending on your needs and your therapist’s recommendation. Generally, it is recommended to book a 60-minute session.

Our therapists are highly skilled in treatment for young children, adolescents, and adults.

Lumina Counseling

In-Person Locations

Sherman Oaks

13130 Burbank Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91401

Van Nuys

15339 Saticoy St.
Van Nuys, CA 91406

Culver City

12101 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Lumina Counseling

In-Person Locations

Sherman Oaks

13130 Burbank Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91401

Van Nuys

15339 Saticoy St.
Van Nuys, CA 91406

Culver City

12101 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Lumina Counseling

In-Person Locations

Sherman Oaks

13130 Burbank Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91401

Van Nuys

15339 Saticoy St.
Van Nuys, CA 91406

Culver City

12101 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066