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Sara Lappan, LMFT

Sara Lappan, LMFT


Licensed in CA #133066
Insurances Accepted: Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, Health Net/MHN, Cigna/Evernorth
I work with individuals, couples, and families to help relationships heal.

My Therapy Style

I have been working in the field of mental health for nearly 15 years. I have a masters in counseling psychology and a doctorate in couple and family therapy. I also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in health behavior.

I believe humans are relational beings and relationships play an important role in our everyday lives. When relationships get off track, it can be overwhelming. I work with individuals, couples, and families to help relationships heal. I seek to help individuals, couples, and families navigate a wide range of challenges pertaining to relationships. I have an interest in relational concerns around sexual dynamics as well as improving relational vulnerability and connection. I work from both a contextual and systems perspective to honor how an individual's intersections of identity influence how they interact with and are received by the world.

Education & Training

MA - Counseling Psychology, Western Michigan University

PhD - Couple and Family Therapy, Michigan State University

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I believe that so much struggle and hurt in humans can be helped if we knew how to talk to, support, and embrace one another. My sincere desire is to contribute to building a world where we see one another as inherently valuable and feel more connected to one another.

What are your interests outside of work?

I like to spend time outdoors exploring new places by walking. I also like to play basketball and exercise.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

I do my best to move my body every day, whether that is in the gym or on a walk, or stretching.

What book have you read more than once?

I have read multiple books by Brene Brown more than once. Her work and writing are so accessible and I really feel seen and understood when I read her books.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

I really appreciate the Los Angeles Mission because I have seen firsthand how the programs are supportive of people in helping them achieve goals and self-worth.

How do you recharge?

I take naps!