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Hunter Therapy Family Counseling

Lauryn Hunter ATR-BC, LMFT
Art Therapy Office
Office dry room and Sand tray

Our goal at Hunter Therapy Family Counseling is to create a safe and playful environment where your child can discuss and process stressful situations. We offer a wide range of activities, including art therapy, painting, sand trays, sports psychology, jewelry, and gardening. Each session is designed to meet your child's needs and build a strong emotional foundation.

Looking for a creative and fun way for your child to talk about their thoughts, behaviors, and feelings? Hunter Therapy Family Counseling uses different expressive techniques to help your child learn healthy ways of coping with stress. 

Experience the difference of therapy outside in nature.  The garden is a great space for children to move around and pick the same or different activities each week. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, family issues, or stress, we have a range of creative ways to help build trust and create a safe place to talk about feelings. Let us help achieve a happier, healthier, and brighter future.

Therapy in the butterfly garden
Creative process Open art studio
Mother's Support Group
Painting anywhere in the garden
Pollinator Garden
Therapy Service Animal
Sand tray for children and adults to help process feelings and thoughts
Puppets help process big feelings, thoughts and situations.
Puppets and role play
What is Art Therapy?

Sometimes we don't have the words to express how we feel.


Unlock your potential and tap into your creativity with our Art Therapy services. Our sessions cater to all ages and use a variety of supplies to let you fully express yourself. We know that creativity can be therapeutic and produce a calming effect on the body, reducing stress and anxiety. Our Art Therapy sessions aim to help you achieve a positive outcome and improvement in your social-emotional skills.


Art therapy can use a variety of supplies such as clay, markers, oil pastels, pencils, slime, painting, crafts, collage puppets, sand-tray, or photography.


Art Therapy will help improve your child'sself-esteemsocial skillsanger managementconflict resolution and acts of kindnessEach session will be personalized for each child and families needs.​ 

​Experience working with:

  • Anxiety/Depression

  • Divorce

  • Grief and Loss

  • Trauma

  • High functioning spectrum disorders

  • Special needs and learning disabilities

  • Adoption and attachment support

  • Parenting tips

  • Playful approaches to stress situations

  • Mindful communication

Child therapy

Individual Sessions 

Sessions are 50 once a week or as needed, at a regular time agreed upon.  Each family and child is different and may take time to build trust. Once goals are met every other week or once a week is an option. Should you arrive late, the session will still finish 50 min from scheduled start time. This allows therapist to clean up and get ready for next session.



Mother's Support Group

Over the last 20 years of working child children. I have found the ones that need the most support are mothers. We need a place to talk about the daily struggles of parenting, taking care of the home, working raising emotionally balanced children, while maintaining our own serenity.

We meet once a week and focus on a new topic each week, such as tips on improving communication, managing behaviors, anxiety, social skills and building self-esteem.

  • Group member will learn creative coping skills, process feelings, learn and experience fun therapeutic art directives.

  • Group discussions and topics addressed • Self-awareness • Self-esteem • Sensitivity to others • Peer relations • Violence/anger • Bullying • Family issues • Behavior • Academic achievement 





Every individual and family has unique needs, which is why our mental health services are tailored to meet specific needs. Whether you're looking for one-on-one therapy, group therapy, or home visits, our team of professionals will provide you with the specialized care you deserve.


If you are interested in groups please RSVP

Weather pending space is limited to 4-8 members.


Questions? Please 310-740-7521 for further information.

Mother's Support Group
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Changes take time.
Feelings tree: How am I feeling today?

Open Art Studio: unleash your Creativity

Upon request the open art studio allows a person to work on any creative project they want to. Must supplies are available.


If you feel a need for creativity in your life or finish a project you have been working on. Come to the garden and draw, paint, collage, write or build a sand tray.


We start with a guided meditation and members are then free to wander the garden or stay inside. Any art work can be processed in the last 30 mins. help create movement in a problem. Individual sessions are also available with a board certified art therapist and marriage and family therapist.

Creative spaces to draw, write, paint or play
Enjoy a moment under our key lime tree and listen to the birds.
Large space for active children to move around during therapy.

Cost of Services

Child/Adolescent- (50-min) $250

Family Therapy-(90-min) $350

Home Visits -(90 min) $450

Telehealth - (50-min.) $150

Social Skills group-(50-min.) $65

Mother's Support Group -(90 min) $65

Women's Open Art Studio-(90 min) $35

All cancellations require 24 hours notice before appointment time.

 The fee for the missed or late cancellations require 24 hours notice or full amount and credit card will be billed. 

Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Venmo

Insurance is not accepted. However, upon request, a Superbill can be provided each month to be submitted to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Cedars-Sinai mental health specialist

 Dr. (h.d.) Lauryn J. Hunter ATR-BC, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #91647

Board Certified Art Therapist ATR #10-178

Honorary Doctorate in Humanitarianism


Hunter Therapy Family Counseling

903 4th Street Unit C

Santa Monica, CA 90403


Hunter therapy entrance back of the house.
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