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Dr Karla Arriaran




Working Professionals


Long Term Relationships

Blending Partners’ Families

Birth of a Child

Job/Career Changes

Significant Life Events

Multigenerational Family Dynamics

College Students

Adults/Emerging Adults

College Students

Accepting Success/Imposter Syndrome

Generational Trauma




Life Transitions

Self Esteem

Stress Management

Self Care

Spanish Speaking


Doctorate in Education, EdD

California Licensed Clinical Social Worker #63633

Mental health and wellness are critical for success in all areas of life. Being in a relationship can be one of the most challenging parts of life. My clients are often overachievers who constantly add to their workload until they reach the point of total shutdown. At that point, relationships often suffer the most damage.  I enjoy working with couples, who are successful, but need additional support in managing relationships in a healthy and productive manner. 


What happens when challenging issues are developing with our relationships, especially with our partners? Stress, anxiety, depressive feelings and frustrations can occur. What can you do? Try couple’s therapy. Many people assume that couple’s therapy is only for those that are in crisis or on the verge of divorce. Yes, it can be, but early intervention is the best way to thrive.


Couples therapy also provides an opportunity to learn and improve healthy communication habits, with your partner, in a neutral space. The way people communicate is deeply rooted in their own individual upbringing. Understanding those experiences about yourself and your partner allows space for connection and rebuilding trust. It’s an opportunity to learn about yourself and your partner. 


In sessions, I am warm, compassionate, and conversational. Clients have described me as easy to talk to, non-judgmental and adding the right amount of levity when needed. Using a cognitive behavioral style, with strengths-based and solution-focused techniques, we will work together to develop strategies for a more manageable and enjoyable life. My intention is that our sessions will help you feel heard, understood, and confident in moving toward your desired goals. No one has to  live with conflict in their relationships– there’s a way through it.


Native Spanish


University of California, Santa Barbara 

Doctorate Education

University of Southern California

Master of Social Work

California State University, Northridge

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology


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Entire of State of California

Out-of-Network PPO Insurance

Concierge Billing and Self Pay Accepted

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