We are a unique psychotherapy practice offering a variety of specialized services to facilitate growth, healing, and lasting change. We work with our clients interactively and strive to provide them with tools needed to create solutions for issues in their lives and relationships. Our approach is simple, straightforward, and caring.
Our Los Angeles based practice includes individual, couples, and family counseling. We also provide teletherapy sessions and consultation services for individuals who live outside of the Los Angeles area.
Our theoretical orientation is eclectic, often incorporating cognitive-behavioral strategies in combination with EMDR, affective, and holistic approaches. Our philosophy can best be summarized by an excerpt from one of Dr. Ianni's recent speaking engagements as follows:
" ...Most of us create behavioral patterns from coping strategies and decisions which helped us function and survive as children and throughout our early lives. These decisions were made emotionally and unconsciously and tend to be reactive in nature: either compliant (flight or fix), rebellious (fight) or a combination of both. The resulting patterns tend to outlive their usefulness as they were likely made during stressful or painful experiences. As adults, we may wish to change or modify those decisions but find we can't "think" our way into a different form of responding because the old patterns are ingrained and reflexive, much like the hard drive of a computer. Despite our best intentions and new software, they override our adult, logical capacity to respond or behave differently. Solution-focused therapy helps people address those early experiences, replace old decisions with newer, healthier ones, and heal emotionally so they can choose to behave proactively instead of reactively, dramatically improving their self-esteem and relationships in the process."
If you're looking for support and guidance through a challenging situation or just interested in growth in your life and relationships, we look forward to partnering with you as we work together to help you achieve your goals. Please call or email us for an individual, couples' or family therapy session or consultation today.
Professor Greg Neimeyer recently interviewed Dr. Ianni on Personality, Development, Trauma, & Change (clip below):
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