She/Her/HersLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Lila Galustian is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Los Angeles, CA. Lila enjoys helping clients who have issues with emotional distress and self-esteem, which can lead to relationship conflicts or challenges at work. Her clients also find themselves unable to trust others, stemming from feelings of guilt, anxiety, self-doubt, shame, or fear of abandonment. Her clients are primarily men and women who have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder or are experiencing traits of the disorder leading them to want to find ways to improve their mental health and their overall quality of life.
Lila has training in an evidence-based therapy called Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). DBT teaches clients distress tolerance skills, meaning that they learn how to manage their emotions in the face of stress, triggers, conflicts, and challenges. Lila teaches her clients mindfulness exercises, which can increase their ability to stay present physically and emotionally. This is helpful when their anxiety or stress comes from thoughts about the future or painful memories. With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), clients learn how to avoid cognitive distortions, especially those that lead to negative self-judgment or harsh self-criticism and even the person's perception of the events which caused dysregulation. Lila’s goal is to increase her client's confidence and self-esteem so they can feel like they’re worthy of love, success, and connection while giving them skills to manage the aspects of life that are unpredictable and difficult.
Lila earned a Master’s degree from Antioch University and has over ten years of experience working with clients who want to tame the chaos that happens in their mind and their bodies. Her style is genuine, encouraging, and honest. She may challenge clients to consider different perspectives or different paths, yet she does this without judgment and with grace, empathy, and support.
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
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Creative blocks & writer's block - Setting goals and creating road maps to move beyond perfectionism, procrastination, and self-doubt; building self-awareness and skills to accomplish goals and fuel creativity
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Borderline personality disorder - Increasing insight into relational patterns and destructive behaviors; development of coping strategies for uncomfortable emotions or situations; skills for emotional identification and regulation.
Lila Galustian is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 9 years
Resilience Treatment Centers, Clinical Director , 2018 - 2021
Clearview Treatment Programs, DBT Intern/ Therapist, 2014 - 2018
Phillips Graduate Institute, Trainee/ Intern, 2013 - 2014
Clearview Treatment Programs, Councelor, 2012 - 2014
Antioch University, Marriage and Family Therapy/ Specialization in Child development and Infancy, 2014