Hanh Dang, LCSW
As an ever evolving clinician and a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP), I utilize a variety of modalities in my therapeutic work. I specialize in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, a neurobiological approach that targets difficult memories from the past that form problematic patterns contributing to current issues, such as difficulty trusting, perfectionism, self- doubt, anxiety, depression and PTSD. In addition to guiding you through reprocessing the past, I also incorporate humanistic, mindfulness-based, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy techniques to help you find peace in the nature of impermanence and approach life in a gentler way.
Being a Queer, Asian American therapist, I am familiar with the cultural barriers and challenges of identifying as an immigrant, a woman, and a member of the LGBTQ+ community both professionally and personally. During the troubled time in my life, I was fortunate to cross paths with healing professionals that showed me hope. Since then, I have made it my life's mission to pass on that hope for others. On top of providing psychotherapy to address emotional struggles in my clients, I also spent years providing support, advocacy, and interventions to older adults, foster youth, sexual assault victims, immigrants, adults struggling with mental illness and substance use, and LGBTQ identifying individuals. I constantly strive to provide a safe and healing space for all, including those from underserved and underrepresented minority groups.
With almost a decade of experience in the fields of psychology, human services, and counseling, I truly believe that the most effective therapeutic progress stems from a collaborative, mutually respectful process between two authentic human beings. My purpose is to be your companion and to guide you through your journey to find meaning in suffering and to take steps toward self-actualization. If you're interested in this approach, please feel free to contact me for a consultation.
Lauren Godlove, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
At different points in our lives, we may find ourselves navigating difficult waters. These periods are tender and sacred, and having the light and guidance of a therapist can be healing in many ways. These times of struggle in my own life led me to therapists who were able to hold that tender space for me, and ultimately, inspired me to help others through their journeys. I have a genuine interest in getting to know you and I believe in the healing power of deep and compassionate listening.
I offer a warm, gentle, nonjudgmental space for you to explore yourself. I am curious about the identities you embody and how these identities intersect and dance within a larger context of family, community, culture, and social systems.
I received my Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy from Cal State Dominguez Hills and have had experience working with a wide client base, diverse in identities, abilities, and age including foster youth, older adults with Alzheimer’s, and children with autism. I also provided individual and group therapy for LGBTQ+ adults, with a particular focus on trans and nonbinary populations. My undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Fine Art and I worked as an artist and graphic designer before entering the mental health field.
My areas of experience include anxiety, depression, perfectionism, those seeking purpose/direction/identity, life transitions, relationship issues, grief & loss, trauma, LGBTQ+ populations, artists, highly sensitive people (HSP)/empaths, issues around spirituality, chronic health/pain issues. To help you with these issues, I utilize an integrative, strengths-based, trauma- & attachment-informed approach to healing. Some specific modalities within these frameworks that are in use in my practice include expressive arts, play therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, guided imagery, breath work, and EMDR, depending on your unique needs. I also have a depth of personal and clinical experience in mindfulness practices, which reduce suffering, increase well-being, and bring us back home to ourselves and our bodies.
If these words resonate with you, I warmly invite you to reach out and schedule a free consultation with me. I look forward to talking with you!