Lenna Salbashian is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Art Therapist in Cambridge, Massachusetts who specializes in treating eating disorders, mood related disorders, life transitions, and helping clients make sense of any existential doubts about their life purpose and direction.
Lenna’s integrative person-centered approach is rooted in the principles of holistic treatment. As a registered yoga teacher and expressive arts therapist, she helps clients access the mind and body to feel more grounded on a physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental level. She also often works from a psychotherapeutic standpoint that is skills-based and mindfulness-based; she incorporates techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), including fostering improved interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, and self-awareness. Her approach integrates visual arts in a way that supports the expression of each individual client and enhances play and insight through the therapeutic process.
Prior to entering private practice Lenna gained years of experience in hospitals and outpatient treatment centers, most recently working as a holistic psychotherapist for Monte Nido Eating Disorder Center. When working with clients who are overcoming eating disorders, Lenna will facilitate or communicate with other providers like psychiatrists and dietitians to ensure care across multiple levels.
Lenna works with each of her clients to help them forge their own healing path, unblock their creativity, and find greater meaning in life through a combination of verbal and artistic expression within a space of mindfulness and non-judgment.
Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values
Women's mental health - Expertise in working with adult women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present
Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life
Lenna Salbashian is not in-network with any insurances.
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Lenna can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Lenna offers 15 minute free consultation phone calls.
Private practice, 2019 - Present
Eating Disorder Center of Boston, Therapist, 2016 - 2019