Lila  Galustian
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Lila Galustian


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
West L.A., Sherman Oaks Accepting In-person
Updated March 8, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Identity development
  • Life transitions
  • Self-esteem
  • Creative blocks & writer's block
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline personality disorder

Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

Sometimes it's difficult to figure out why the amount of therapy you have gone through doesn't seem to be working and no matter how much you talk about where the problems come from you can't figure out how to change them. I believe in the skills that behavioral modalities like DBT and CBT offer and when the skills are mixed with a bit of understanding of science and validation, you might have the ability to see you are capable of handling life and relationships differently without losing your sense of self or maybe even finding yourself along the way. Working on yourself and being in therapy should not feel torturous and defeating, if you find the right fit and have the willingness, it's actually a lot of fun learning to take care of yourself and your mental health.


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.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents


Lila Galustian 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: $350 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $250 - $350
  • Initial session: $350 (50min)
  • Group sessions: $250 (90min)


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 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Tue 11:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Fri Not Available
  • Sat Not Available
  • Sun Not Available

West L.A. practice
1923 Half Westwood Blvd, 4, Las Vegas, California 90025
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Tue 11:00am- 5:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am- 5:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am- 4:00pm
  • Fri Not Available
  • Sat Not Available
  • Sun Not Available

Sherman Oaks practice
15300 Ventura Blvd.,, Suite 408, Sherman Oaks, California 91403
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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


California: 100202