Whether you are facing a challenging situation, medical diagnosis, or just want to take your life in a new direction, change is possible. I believe that people are not defined by their problems or a diagnosis. Everyone experiences challenges at some point in their lives - therapy can help.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) working with individuals, couples, families, teens, and groups. My approach to therapy is relaxed and collaborative. I incorporate a strength-based, solution-focused style and believe that the connection between therapist and client is a key component for our good work together. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space where we can explore together what has brought you to therapy and how you might take steps toward your preferred life.I welcome clients from a diverse mix of cultures, religions, and backgrounds. My specialties include:
Challenges related to a cancer diagnosis for individuals and their loved ones
Gender Identity Issues
Life transitions - new to the city, new career, change in relationship status, medical diagnosis of self or loved one, recent loss - can cause varying degrees of discomfort that may interfere with daily life and functioning. Together we will process the feelings that are coming up so you can lead a less stressful, more comfortable life.
*Cancer Support Groups
In-Treatment Support Group
This group is designed for people diagnosed with cancer who are in any stage of treatment. This includes people with impending surgery and those undergoing radiation and/or chemotherapy. This group provides a warm and safe environment and focuses on issues such as medical treatment, clinical trials, fear and anxiety, and familial relationships.
Caregivers Support Group
This supportive environment is perfect for anyone affected
by a loved one’s cancer diagnosis. The group is both educational and
encouraging in nature. It provides a venue for caregivers to vent their
frustrations and seek support from others in a similar situation. Anticipatory
grief, intimacy issues, and other familial concerns are discussed.
*Cancer support groups are held at weSPARK Cancer Support Center in Sherman Oaks, CA
Education / Experience
BA Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
MA Clinical Psychology, Phillips Graduate University, Los Angeles, CA
Specialization in Post Modern Therapies
Group Facilitator, Belmont Village Assisted Living, Encino, CA
Group Facilitator, weSPARK Cancer Support Center, Sherman Oaks, CA
Choosing a therapist to work with is a very personal decision. I offer a free phone consultation - please contact me with any questions or to find out more.
Anita Langer ReachesBurbank CA