Anita Gurin-Lamee

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About Me

Highly experienced and diversely trained, I am a Licensed Family and Marriage Therapist licensed in California and Oregon with over 18 years of experience. Helping others navigate difficulties in all walks of life, my approach is tailored to you as a unique individual. We are identifying self defeating core beliefs, assessing how experiences have shaped your self views, and reviewing how strong emotions can best be communicated for the desired goal of being understood by those around you. I have worked with those suffering from depression, anxiety, bi-polar, PTSD, abuse, addiction and am well versed in helping people suffering from personality traits that prevent one from feeling connected.

My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. It is best practice, as you likely know, that a 45 minute weekly session of talk therapy is paired with other ways of processing material to reinforce ideas and new concepts. Therefore exercises such as writing, reading, or performing worksheets will be incorporated in an effort to permit the mind to absorb the new connections on a deeper level. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. Change is difficult and reaching out to a stranger can be scary. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support, empower you, challenge and guide you in a treatment collaboration.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 18

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #43021 (Expires: 2023-05-31)

LMFT #T1845 (Expires: 2022-05-31)


Reviews

Written by T.A. on Sep 14, 2021 after counseling with Anita for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

From our very first session I could tell I had an amazing person helping me through my journey. Anita has been the most active listening, helpful, insightful person. I am so thankful, this journey through mental health has been so amazing with her by my side. Thank you Anita <3

Written by M.A. on Sep 08, 2021 after counseling with Anita for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Anita has been so helpful with my journey to improve my mental health. From the first appointment itself, I had found peace of mind and gained tools to cope with issues that have been eating at me for years. From then onwards, she has been very attentive while working with me on improving my self confidence and sense of self worth. Anita is extremely supportive and highly compassionate. I would recommend her to anyone going through the same issues.

Written by R.E. on Jul 26, 2021 after counseling with Anita for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Anita listens to me in a way I’ve never been listened to before. She is intuitive and a valuable partner in my healing and growth.

Written by B.R. on Jun 29, 2021 after counseling with Anita for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Anita has gotten me completely regrounded and where I need to be mentally. When I first started seeing her I didn’t think there was anyway I would start feeling better, but after putting my trust in her I wouldn’t want to have anyone else guide me through this tough time.

Written by B.R. on Jun 25, 2021 after counseling with Anita for 4 months on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues

Anita is absolutely amazing. She is caring, responsive and hands down best therapist out there

Written by T.I. on Jun 02, 2021 after counseling with Anita for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

I am forever grateful for the advice and useful tools Anita has provided for me. I will continue returning to her for direction and advice.

Written by K.E. on May 16, 2021 after counseling with Anita for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

In just a few sessions with Anita I was able to gain a new perspective on my anxiety and depression. Talking with Anita was my first experience with a mental health professional and it couldn't have gone any better.

I felt comfortable explaining my worries and issues and Anita was extremely adaptive to what I needed. I truly feel as though I better understand myself and have a grasp on my mental health. With her help I have gained confidence in myself.

Highly recommend!

Written by J.E. on May 13, 2021 after counseling with Anita for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Anita is the BEST! She is always here for me to listen to my problems and help me find better ways to cope with things. She has seriously impacted my life so much! Being able to talk to someone over text between my busy life is so important to me so Better Help and Anita are definitely benefiting my life!

Written by B.R. on May 10, 2021 after counseling with Anita for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and career difficulties

I love Anita. She has changed my outlook on life and has helped me become a more centered and grounded person. I FEEL growth working with her. She is incredible. Thank you Anita

Written by C.O. on Apr 24, 2021 after counseling with Anita for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s my lifeline right now. She knows exactly what I need to hear and the questions to ask to help me properly reflect.

Written by H.A. on Apr 14, 2021 after counseling with Anita for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

Highly knowledgeable and easy to talk to- Anita is great to work with. I’ve seen steady improvement in my life from the first session. Highly recommend!

Written by I.N. on Dec 18, 2020 after counseling with Anita for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Anita is fantastic. She is warm, validating, and wise. I am benefiting immensely from our sessions!

Written by T.A. on Dec 15, 2020 after counseling with Anita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Anita has been a source of much needed support and encouragement in a very difficult time in my life. I am so thankful for Anita and betterhelp.