Sharon Lavin Psy. D., Marriage & Family Therapy in Tarzana, California, 91356

Sharon Lavin

Psy. D.

Sharon Lavin

Psy. D.

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Counseling - 25638
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19634 Ventura Blvd
Tarzana, California 91356

My Approach to Helping

We're all dealt a deck of cards, and some hands are more challenging than other. My job is to help you play the deck you've been dealt in the best way you can. I create an environment where you can feel safe opening up and exploring your experiences. I help my clients validate their own feelings. Together we'll explore why you feel the way you do, while cultivating different ways of coping.

More Info About My Practice

I specialize in work with children, adolescents, and displaced workers, as well as anxiety and depression. Throughout my career, I have helped people newly diagnosed with diabetes. I also offer seminars on stress management for psychologists and other individuals.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I work with groups, families, and individuals across the lifespan, including adolescents, children, and adults. I collaborate as a team with clients, listening actively and nurturing a sense of trust. I help my clients explore how external forces give rise to depression, stress, and anxiety. These forces can include chronic illness, cancer, diabetes, family issues, school, work, abandonment, adoptions, dependency, unhealthy relationships, communication challenges, and control issues.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Anger Management
  • Breathwork
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Soul-Centered Psychiatry
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