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Serving Individuals, Couples, and Families in the 

Greater Los Angeles Area

       Anna Hollaender-Bird MA, LMFT

Anna is an understanding and experienced therapist who enjoys helping people feel better and assist individuals in solving their problems effectively. Anna is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Anna holds a Master’s Degree from the Antioch University and a
Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern California (USC). Anna has specialized training in EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) therapy which helps people with PTSD, trauma, depression, and anxiety feel more calm and less triggered by difficulties in their daily lives. EMDR is one of the most widely studied therapeutic modalities known for producing noticeable relief of symptoms in a limited number of sessions. See the EMDR website for

Anna has working in several different prestigious treatment centers including the Phoenix House, as the Deputy Director of Family Services,where she helped teens overcome substance abuse and  addressed depression, anxiety, and behavioral difficulties with pre-teens. Anna also conducted family therapy in order to help families communicate better and help their children follow family rules.

Anna enjoys working with those individuals and dealing with addictions such as substance abuse and eating disorders. She assists adults in achieving long-term recovery from addiction. Anna also assists spouses and family members of addicts cope with having a loved one dealing with addiction.

Anna practices from a client-centered approach and works with individuals in regards setting goals they can feel confident they can achieve. She understands that each person has different expectations and goals for attending therapy and would enjoy speaking further with
you about making therapy the most meaningful experience possible!

Anna Aslanian graduated from University of La Verne with a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. In addition, she obtained a professional emphasis in eating disorders.  She is a member in good standing with California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT). Anna provides therapy in English, Armenian and Russian.
Anna’s theoretical approach is eclectic, where cognitive behavioral, narrative, humanistic, mindfulness and family systems perspectives are integrated and tailored to each client’s treatment plan. Her areas of expertise include mood disorders, PTSD, anxiety, depression, pervasive developmental disorders, couples and family therapy (infidelity and intimacy problems; preparing for marriage; separation and divorce; developing trust; improving communication; codependency; parenting), child therapy (all ages); grief and loss; difficult life phases; LGBT issues, trauma, eating disorders.
Anna has worked with clients of all ages and backgrounds including clients with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, PTSD, personality disorders, children and adults with Autism and other related disorders; couples and families at various stages in life; children, adolescents and adults.
I provide a safe, caring and non-judgmental space for clients to support their process of exploration, growth and change.  I assist clients in better understanding their inner emotional experiences and their needs so they may make the best choices in life.
“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.” Carl Rogers.