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ABOUT DR. LINA

Registered Psychological Associate

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Supervised by Deniz Ahmadinia, Psy.D. (PSY29915)

You may also contact Dr. Lina at (626) 788- 3368 or Drlina.la@gmail.com

My Therapeutic Approach

The world around us can feel overwhelming at times, especially within this brave new world in which we are all adjusting. Whether you are trying to find your way through anxious thoughts, to realize your identity, deal with life transitions, make your way through grief, or to understand your place in the world, I will be honored to hold the light for you as we explore the best path to enhance your well-being. I will meet you where you are and work collaboratively with you to tap into your inner strengths and resources, and enact meaningful change in your life. 

 

I treat anxiety, grief, identity issues, life transitions, relationship concerns, perfectionism, phase of life issues, stress, and trauma. With an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship, my style is active and engaged as I integrate evidenced-based cognitive behavioral, existential, and humanistic therapies that will be tailored to you. 

 

As a former competitive figure skater, my personal experiences with injury, athletic identity, intense training, the sacrifice needed to thrive in competitive environments, and transitioning out of sport have driven my passion to support the mental health and well-being of athletes/former athletes, coaches, and creative professionals, alike. If you are met with challenges of performing, balancing life as an athlete, facing injury and recovery, perfectionism, coach-athlete relationship issues, or transitioning out of sport, I can help. My approach to therapy is centered around you, as a whole person. Together, we will collaborate to find and utilize the tools to help manage life in and out of sport.

 

I am here to support your readiness, exploration, and process to help you begin to live your life to its full potential with purpose and meaning.

WHO I WORK WITH:
  • Individuals
 
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION:​
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Athletes/ Former athletes
  • Grief
  • Phase of life issues
  • Injury recovery
  • Identity Issues
  • Life transitions
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationship issues
  • Transition out of sport
  • Trauma

Education

Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Pepperdine University (APA Accredited)

Master of Arts, Psychology
Pepperdine University

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

California State University, Los Angeles

Training

Pre-Doctoral Internship

California State University, Counseling and Psychological Services (APA Accredited)

Practicum Training

Sepulveda VA Ambulatory Care Center

 

UCLA Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s disease Research 

UCLA Memory Rehabilitation and Brain Bootcamp, The Longevity Center, Semel Institute for 

Neuroscience and Human Behavior

Pepperdine University, Seaver College Counseling Center

 

Pepperdine Community Counseling Center