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Dr. Lauryn Hunter ATR-BC, MFT, LHC

Founding Director





903 4th Street Unit C

Santa Monica, CA 90403

Hunter Therapy Family Counseling

Open Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday

Looking for a creative and fun way to express thoughts, behaviors, and feelings? Our goal at Hunter Therapy Family Counseling is to create a safe and playful environment to heal from change, prolonged stress, grief and loss and trauma. Art therapy can be an alternative to traditional talk therapy. 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 healthy coping skills and a strong emotional foundation.


Experience the difference of therapy outside in nature.  The garden is a great space for children and adults to move around and find a peaceful place to reflect and be creative. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, family issues, or burnout we have a range of creative ways to help manage daily life stressors. Our goal is for you and your family to achieve a happier, healthier, and brighter future.

Services Offered

Individual Child and Adolescent Art Therapy and Play Therapy 

Individual Sessions 

 Hunter 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


What to expect

50 minute session-$250

90 min session-$350

 Each family and child has different with special needs. Therapy is designed to meet families needs. 

Mother's Support Group

Weekly 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.

  • Mother's will feel the support from other group members.

  • Learn and discuss creative coping skills, process feelings.

  • Experience Art and Sand tray Therapy

  • Teach coping strategies.

  • Tips for managing home, school and relationships.

Group topics 

• Self-awareness • Self-esteem • Sensitivity to others • Peer relations • Violence/anger • Bullying • Family issues • Behavior • Academic achievement 

Creative Open Art Studio

Open Art Studio: Unleash Your Creativity

 If you're a creative person or want more creativity in your life. Join us in the garden to relax and create art. You can start a new project or work on something you want to finish but feel stuck. Most supplies are available, such as paint, journals, draw, paint, collages, or sand tray.  We will start with a guided meditation and members can find a spot in the garden or stay cozy inside. Any artwork can be processed in the last 30 mins.  Individual sessions are also available with a board-certified art therapist and marriage and family therapist.

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