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, group and family counseling. We also provide telephone consultation services to help individuals who live outside of Los Angeles either directly or to assist them in selecting competent psychotherapists in their areas.
Our theoretical orientation is eclectic, often incorporating cognitive-behavioral strategies in combination with 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 decisions which helped us function and survive as children in our early lives. These decisions were made emotionally and tend to be reactive in nature: either compliant, rebellious or a combination of both. The decisions and resulting patterns tend to outlive their usefulness if they were 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 so 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 that they can choose to behave proactively instead of reactively, dramatically improving their self-esteem and relationships in the process."
If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, we look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. Please call or email us for an individual, couples or family therapy consultation today.