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Counseling & Psychotherapy

Therapists in Porter Ranch That Can Help You Heal

ADRIANA ALEJANDRE, MA, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified EMDR Therapist. Her Master of Sceince degree was earned in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University, Malibu, accredited by the American Psychological Association. Adriana has extensive experience in interviewing, evaluating, diagnosing and treating children, adolescents and adults with mood, anxiety, trauma issues and substance use disorders. After two-years of service at the Valley Trauma Center and working at the Santa Clarita Domestic Violence Center, she joined the Porter Ranch Counseling Center. Adriana has been employeed by Porter Ranch Counseling for two years. Adriana provides evaluation and treatment services for children, adolescents and adults with histories of trauma, mood, adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, behavior problems and attention deficit disorder. Adriana is an accomplished Author. She co-authored a Publication in 2014, "The Path Forward: The Future Study of Spituality, Religion and Resilience in Ethnically Diverse Women." Adriana specializes in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), in grief and loss, and working with couples and marriage counseling.  She enjoys working with adolescents and adults in life transitions and helping them to be more resilient. She works with clients of all ages from children to the elderly, who have experienced a traumatic event.  She uses focused short-term therapy and skillfully employs Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), EMDR and Brief Solution Focused Therapy to help individuals heal from their emotional distress and get back to their pre-trauma functioning.  Adriana is an experienced therapist.  More personally, she is a sensitive and caring therapist that can help you to heal. Additional information may be found on her website. http://www.Alejandrecounseling.com

JULIE MENANNO, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Her Master of Science degree was earned in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Phillips Graduate Institute, Northridge, accredited by the American Psychological Assoication. Julie will assist you in uncovering hurtful patterns and cycles that aren't working for you anymore. She strives to bring about awareness and facilitate feelings of renewed hope and new beginnings.  Julie feels that commitment to the therapy process is key. She enjoys working in a more intensive approach to help bring about change at a deeper level. She is psychodynamically trained and specialized in working with adults with severe anxiety, stress, divorce issues and life transitions, family issues, major depression, post-partum depression, addiction and substance use, personality disorders and creative artists (muscians, writers, actors and artists etc). Her compassionate approach to adolescents helps teens that are struggling with issues of peer pressure for alcohol, drugs and sex. Teens will also find help with issues of loss and grief, relationship issues, identity formation, sexuality, depression, staying in school, and educational and career choices for their future. Julie is an exceptional therapist with extensive training. More personally, Julie is a thoughtful and caring therapist. She is an active resident of the community of Porter Ranch and understands the struggles and stressors  the families of Porter Ranch have overcome. Julie will assist you in finding meaning in your life and in improving  personal and social relationships. Additional information on Julie is available on her website. http://www.menannopsychotherapy.com/

LYNN DISARRO-POUNDS, MA, LMFT is an experienced Licensed Marriage and Therapist in Porter Ranch. She has come to Porter Ranch Counseling with over 25 years experience in working with adults, families and couples.  Lynn is also a professional, certified hypnotherapist and offers additional services when requested. She teaches her clients to relax by swithing into deep breathing and using the imagination to concentrate on achieving physical relaxation. She works with weight issues, mindfullness, phobias, anxiety disorders, marital and couples counseling, family counseling, depression, chronic pain or illness, fibromylagia, IBS (Irritable Bowel Symdrome) symptom relief and rheumatoid relief. Lynn's specialty is in working with couples and marriage counseling. Lynn previously has worked at Westlake Psychotherapy and Hypnosis and at The Wilshire Valley Psychotherapy Center in Encino and Ventura. 

ANI VERBEDIAN, MA LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She joined Porter Ranch Counseling with an incredible amount of experience and training in working with children, adolescents and families. She has over 10 years of experience. and works with a broad range of emotional and behavioral struggles.  Ani enjoys working with parents and children of any ages. She enjoys working with family dynamics and uses play therapy and can provide Parent-Child Interactive Therapy, which is a scientifically supporter treatment for children ages 2-7 with behavioral problems such as defiance, temper tantrums, aggression, peer relations, sibling conflicts, anxiety and depression.  This treatment incorporates a unique combination of behavioral therapy, play therapy, and parent training to teach more effective discipline techniques and improve the parent child relationship.