Azize Coskun, LMFT
Owner & Founder
For over 16 years now I have been working with some of the most difficult and challenging aspects that adolescents and their families face in their lives. I have worked in:
- Locked and unlocked settings
- Public and private sectors including locked residential community treatment facilities (CTF),
- Juvenile Hall
- Multiple group home settings
- Private practice as well as offered
- In-home counseling to Probation youth and their families
My background in law enforcement adds to my knowledge and expertise in Juvenile Justice issues (and your teen). In addition to my practice, I am also a sworn peace officer for Los Angeles County Probation Department. I work in a specialized unit called Functional Family Therapy.
I work with teenagers and their families who are involved in the Juvenile Justice System. I specialize in adolescent psychotherapy and am well versed in the troubles and issues that families and teenagers who have been introduced into the Juvenile Justice system face.
My education includes a Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from California State University Northridge. My past experience includes providing psychotherapy to adult, teen, and child clients through agencies that I have worked at in the Southern California area.
I use cognitive-behavioral therapy to offer specific skills for communication, self-awareness, and better access to your emotions, thoughts, and beliefs. We collaborate together on helping you tolerate your feelings and understand the unconscious meanings behind your life choices. Our goal is to create balance in your life, and help you live the life you deserve–one filled with abundance, fulfillment, inner peace, and happiness.
Other methods I utilize are Object relations, DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and Functional Family Therapy. I am a member of the California Association for Marriage Family Therapists and Psychology Today. I also participate in ongoing intensive weekly training and consultation, and am committed to continually learning new ways of practicing psychotherapy.
Karla Andrade, LMFT
Fanta Ritchie, LMFT
Shawntre Womack, LMFT
Lauren Maher is a certified yoga instructor and yoga therapist who has taught in hospitals, wellness centers, corporate workplaces and studios, and to her own private clientele since 2001. More recently, Lauren earned her master’s degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University. As an MFT intern, she provides counseling to individuals, families, and couples.
Lauren specializes in teaching gentle yoga to cancer patients during and post treatment. She has taught extensively at WeSpark Cancer Support Center, served as the staff yoga therapist at the Roy and Patricia Disney Cancer Center at Providence Hospital, and spent five years working with eating disorder patients at the Bella Speranza, a residential treatment center. She is a frequent guest lecturer at the “Wellness Through Awareness” program at Providence Mission Hills Hospital.
Lauren writes about yoga and travel for the Los Angeles Examiner, and has been published in Yoga Therapy Today, as well as other publications. She currently serves as an “Ask the Expert” contributor for Quantia MD, a social learning and collaboration platform for physicians worldwide.