Lauryn Sayler Divers has been practicing psychotherapy in the Los Angeles area for 20 years. She is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist and has a Master’s Degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy from Fuller Graduate School in California.
Lauryn works with adults, adolescents and children on issues of relationships, emotional healing and personal growth. Through a variety of therapeutic methods, she assists clients in increasing their self-awareness and self-acceptance in order to discover best how to resolve or respond to problematic symptoms. These struggles might include emotional distress, dysfunctional beliefs and behaviors, poor communication in relationships, and/or individual and relationship crises.
The therapy Lauryn primarily uses is called EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). She was certified in EMDR in 2009 and became an Approved EMDR Consultant in 2014. EMDR Therapy is proven to be the most rapid and effective psychological treatment for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and it is rapidly becoming the therapy of choice for many anxiety disorders.
Lauryn is also licensed for telehealth in the state of Florida (License # TPMF859).
Amber Johnson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology.
Her certifications include in Restoration Therapy for couples work as well as Prepare and Enrich for premarital counseling. Amber is also trained in EMDR. She has several years of experience working with transitional-aged young adults and families having worked in community mental health and believes in using a client-centered and holistic approach to treatment. Amber specializes in trauma, couples, families, and has extensive experience with anxiety and depression. She’s committed to providing a unique treatment program for each client based on their specific needs.
Amber has seen how therapy can help individuals, couples, and families transform into the secure and whole selves they long to be.
Her warm, personable, attentive demeanor puts people at ease and creates a safe space where they can heal and grow.
Amber is also licensed in the state of Texas (License # 204001).
Dr. Christine Oh Diab is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and has a Master's in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University and does therapy work as part of her second career. She has a doctorate in Sociology with an emphasis in the areas of mental health, diversity and medical sociology from UC Irvine and has done mental health research since 2000. Currently, she's an Assistant Campus Dean for Southern California for the Chicago School of Professional Psychology where she oversees clinical psychology programs, primarily for MFT and PsyD students.
Chris is experienced with Trust-Based Intervention and Trauma Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as EMDR and doing attachment work. She utilizes a story-telling approach to draw upon her clients to help them find their voice and their narrative for tapping into the best version of themselves. Her approach is always to help clients heal while promoting resiliency and a healthier sense of self-esteem and self-worth.
Additionally, she focuses on being a culturally competent therapist who is mindful of her clients’ diversified backgrounds. She has spoken on this topic on US World News and World Report. To read about this further, you can access the article here: https://health.usnews.com/health-care/patient-advice/articles/culturally-competent-therapist
Using multiple therapeutic methods, Chris helps clients overcome their obstacles and heal so they can succeed in life by being true and authentic to who they are as a person.
Armineh Antonian is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and was EMDR trained in 2022. She earned her Master’s Degree from Phillips Graduate Institute.
In her 7+ years of clinical experience, prior to working at Connect Counseling Group, she worked with individuals, couples, and teenagers in trouble with the law for lying, cheating, stealing, and/or for those on probation.
In addition, she provided counseling to individual women residing in a shelter setting and ran women's groups periodically over the course of acquiring her clinical hours.
Armineh is also a 30-year veteran teacher who's taught elementary and middle school in the Glendale Unified School District. She has extensive experience working with special needs and gifted children, and adolescents with learning disabilities, social/emotional needs, and behavioral challenges.
Armineh believes each individual has infinite potential to become their best self through growth, insight, and self-awareness. It is her mission to propel her clients towards positive change by improving the quality of the important relationships in their lives.
Armineh’s compassion and people-centered nature are assets that help her clients build trust and feel safe in the therapeutic relationship, so they can overcome their self-limiting beliefs, and become their own agents of positive change and personal growth.