"If you want your life to be different you have to DO something different."
- DR. LAURA CALNAN, PsyD
Dr. Laura Calnan, PSY 24626, is a licensed clinical psychologist currently treating adolescent and adult clients. Dr. Calnan specializes in treating depression, anxiety and addictive disorders.
Dr. Calnan holds a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology as well as a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. She has been in practice since 2007. She practices Integrative Psychology, using integrated theories and technical eclecticism to bring the best, most empirically validated components of psychoanalysis, cognitive- behavior therapy and humanistic psychology to her work.
Laura previously served as a staff psychologist for La Ventana Treatment Programs in Thousand Oaks and Ventura and as a primary therapist at Avalon Malibu.
Her training includes three years as part of the Insight Treatment Programs clinical staff and three years with Exodus Recovery & Brotman Hospital in Los Angeles. She has been trained to
understand the client from a biopsycosocial perspective, identifying developmental impingements, and addressing relational issues that propel a client to re-enact destructive experiences and childhood
trauma in current relational dynamics.
Laura has provided individual, group and family therapy for a diverse population of patients with acute diagnostic presentations, severe mental illness and co-occurring disorders including addiction, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, and self-harming behaviors. She also has a comprehensive understanding of addiction and the recovery process.
Laura believes in emphasizing an inner process of healing; aiding others through acceptance, compassion and authenticity. Her goal is to help the individual and/or family obtain healthier and more sustainable relationships with self and others.