Carissa Lataillade, Therapist in Los Angeles, California — Zencare
Carissa  Lataillade
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Carissa Lataillade


Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, MA Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
California Accepting Online
MagpieLife Psychotherapy Not Accepting In-person
Updated June 14, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Identity development
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Loneliness

Professional statement

Carissa Lataillade is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT#123114 located in Santa Clarita, CA. Carissa works with clients who feel unbalanced, overwhelmed, or confused about an area in their life. Many of Carissa’s clients feel like they aren’t doing “enough” despite leading full, productive lives. This leaves them unsure about what needs to change, only a sense that they can’t keep going this way. Carissa also helps clients who have difficulties in their relationships or issues stemming from anxiety or depression.

Carissa’s approach to supporting clients is strengths-based, which means that she helps clients identify their unique strengths and leverage these strengths to reach their mental health goals. She also takes a cultural lens to working with clients, respecting and incorporating the identities and backgrounds of each client. Clients learn about their core values and how to bring these values to the forefront of their daily routines. Carissa also utilized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and narrative therapy approaches to help clients manage their emotions.

Carissa earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. Her goal is to help clients see their stories from new perspectives, perspectives that are compassionate and kind. She is passionate about helping clients reach a greater level of insight about their lives and relationships.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Loneliness - Developing an understanding of one’s loneliness, including its origins and how it impacts daily life; decreasing the occurrence of loneliness by addressing barriers to social connection and practicing coping skills


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)


Carissa Lataillade is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $175 (60min)

Additional session information

Therapist's note

You are responsible for paying at the time of your session unless prior arrangements have been made. Payment must be made by check or cash only. I have a strict 24-hour cancellation policy.

All Checks should be written to Eve Sturges, LMFT

Checks should be mailed to:

1453 El Paso Drive

Los Angeles, California 90065

If you choose to pay through a service like Venmo, please be aware of the “public” nature of these systems, the confidentiality therein, and proceed accordingly. Please note: to use Venmo, a $2.00 fee will be added to your session fee. (Example: if you pay $78, then please pay $80.)

For all clients who pay with Venmo (or similar app system) please add the Name of Therapist + date of appointment in the comments/note section. For example: Carissa 04/13/22

Any checks returned to my office are subject to an additional fee of $25.00 to cover the bank fee that I incur. If you refuse to pay your debt, I reserve the right to use an attorney or collection agency to secure payment.


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10 am - 12pm and 1pm - 7pm
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed 1pm - 7pm
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

MagpieLife Psychotherapy practice
1453 El Paso Drive, Los Angeles, California 90065
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Not accepting new clients in-person
  • Tue Not accepting new clients in-person
  • Wed Not accepting new clients in-person
  • Thu Not accepting new clients in-person
  • Fri Not accepting new clients in-person
  • Sat Not accepting new clients in-person
  • Sun Not accepting new clients in-person

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 2 years

MagpieLife Psychotherapy with Eve Sturges, Associate MFT, 2021 - Present
CalFam Counseling, Associate MFT, 2020 - 2021
Cerebral, Associate MFT, 2021 - 2021
Los Angeles County, Dept of Mental Health - Santa Clarita Valley Mental Health Center, MFT Trainee, 2019 - 2020

Pepperdine University, MA in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy, 2020
The George Washington University, Master of Public Health, 2016
California State University Northridge, BA in Psychology, 2011


California: AMFT#123114

California: APCC8906