Daria  Stepanian

Daria Stepanian

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Accepting Online
Updated May 11, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Mindfulness practices
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Codependency
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement

Professional statement

Daria Stepanian is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA. She is passionate about working with millennials, healing from relationships & codependency, and grief & loss.

Daria provides therapy services to individuals, young adults, and adults. Her therapeutic approach combines many orientations, but finds herself utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Attachment Theory, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, and Solution Focus. She guides clients to understand how their thoughts, emotions and behaviors are connected, how their past relationships impact them, manage negative and overwhelming thoughts and emotions, make targeted change in their unhealthy habits, cultivate healthy relationships, and embrace their true self.

Daria believes the greatest impact in therapy depends on the collaboration and interaction between the therapist and client. Regardless of the struggles a client has, opening up can be difficult unless the relationship between the therapist and client feels safe, supportive, respectful and non-judgmental, which is the type of space Daria holds for her clients. Daria believes in meeting her clients where they are in their healing journey and tailors how she works, interventions and techniques she uses, to meet her client’s needs and goals.

Daria received her MA in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy, from Pepperdine University. She gained experience offering therapy to children, adolescents, young adults, adults and couples in community mental health, drug & alcohol treatment centers, and in group private practice. Daria is excited to welcome new clients and help them reconnect with their mind, body and soul, and help create the changes they want to make.


Message to clients

Life is weird. It is stressful, complicated, confusing, and painful, there’s no denying that. There is something beautiful about being human and having a human experience with emotions in this weird world. There is beauty in feeling emotions such as love and joy, but also beauty in the depths of sadness and despair. It is part of our human experience, and being human is something we have to embrace with all its beauty, ugliness, vulnerability and discomfort that comes with it. Sometimes we need help in embracing who we are, and that’s where other people come in; Asking for help can be scary, I see that, and I am here for you. As human beings, it is natural to reflect on where we are in our lives and the journey we have traveled. I believe therapy is the journey of the self through the self, and it is my passion to help you enter this journey and hold light in room full of difficult emotions and painful experiences. I commit to make your healing journey as comfortable and authentic as possible, and help support and encourage you along the way.

I look forward to connecting with you!


Specialties

Mindfulness practices - Integrating present-moment awareness as a tool to help disengage from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions; teaching present-moment awareness through non-judgmental observation of the mind and body

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

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Daria Stepanian is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $135 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $85 - $135
  • Initial session: $135 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $180 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

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 Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Therapy With Daria, Psychotherapist/Owner, 2021 - Present
West LA Therapist Corp. , Psychotherapist, 2016 - Present
Strength United, Psychotherapist Associate, 2015 - 2016
Glendale Adventist Alcohol and Drug Services, Chemical Dependency Counselor Intern , 2014 - 2015

Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology, MA in Clinical Psychology with emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy, 2016
Glendale Community College, Alcohol and Drug Studies, Certification of Completeion in Substance Abuse Counseling, 2014
Woodbury University, BA in Psychology , 2014


Licensure

California: 116897


Languages

English