Luatani Flores, LCSW

Luatani Flores, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
LIC NO. 98685

Los Angeles, CA

Telehealth

I am a Los Angeles native born in East L.A. and raised in South Central. I cultivate a therapeutic relationship where you feel safe to begin with (or continue) your healing journey by being client-centered and trauma-informed. I have a strong background in working with children, adolescents, parents, and families in a range of issues like adjustment disorder, AD/HD, behavioral or school issues, and parenting. Within my work with families, I have done a lot of individual work with clients in areas like anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal ideation, grief, trauma and PTSD, substance use, anger management, and LGBTQ+ issues. I collaborate with clients to identify their goals and expectations for therapy, as well as any fears or reservations they may have about therapy. Deciding to come to therapy can be a challenging decision in itself, especially when we internalize the stigma that exists within our families and communities. I see my clients as individuals existing within many wider systems that impact their lives every day. I meet clients where they are in the present moment, no matter the stage of change they are in. I engage clients in talk therapy, drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing; and expressive therapies like art and play. I am also fully trained in Parent-Child Interactive Therapy, for children or parents of children as young as 2 who experience difficulties within the parent-child relationship; and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for clients who have experienced acute or complex trauma. I invite you to take your time when selecting a therapist, but if you have made it this far, I am ready and excited to begin working together!

Specialties

ADHD
Substance Use
Adjustment Disorder
Anger Management Issues
Anxiety
Attachment
Behavioral Issues
Child or Adolescent Issues
Coparenting
Coping Skills
Depression
Developmental Disorders
Grief
Parenting
LGBTQ+
Life Transitions
Peer Relationships
School Issues
Self-Harm
Suicidal Ideation/Thoughts
Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)