My name is Lila Galustian and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I received my master's from Antioch University in Los Angeles, specializing in early development and infancy. I have been working in the field of psychology, specifically with personality disorders, for over 10 years and have worked at multiple treatment centers at all levels of care. I started my career in psychology as a mental health technician at a residential facility and grew into an individual therapist/ group leader position. I led "Family Weekend" programs and volunteered as a National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) family support group leader. I was recruited for a program director position at a partial Hospitalization program which led me to become the clinical director of a residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient program providing behavioral modalities of treatment for personality disorders and psychotic disorders. I left my position in October 2021 and began my journey as a private practice therapist utilizing modes of CBT and DBT in my practice.
While being a private practice therapist I began fantasizing about having an office space filled with high-quality clinicians needing offices to work in person 1-2 times a week. This space would be seen as their own office, and they would be surrounded by other quality private practice clinicians as their colleagues and their community. I wanted to create a space that is welcoming to all forms of therapy modality practitioners and all forms of licenses, to work unitedly as private practice providers and have accessible colleagues for advice on cases, venting partners for the day, and teammates to have access to when you are in office to help amplify the quality of care, we provide due to feeling secure with a community. So, Lila Galustian & Associates is my fantasy turned into a reality, and if you are attracted to the space described above and feel that you can be a beautiful addition to this community, feel free to join us by reaching out and coordinating a time to come in for a visit.