Svetlana “Lani” Ravinovich, PsyD is a licensed psychologist who specializes in working with adolescents and young adults, and with children with Aspergers and high functioning autism. She uses evidence-based treatment methods within individual therapy sessions and family counseling. She also offers a skills-based therapy group that meets weekly for adolescents and teens, along with parenting courses and school based services. Dr. Lani runs a private practice in the Los Angeles suburb of Granada Hills, California. In addition to her work with Autism clients, she also has specialized training in mental health disorders, OCD and trauma.
Dr Lani works with kids ages three to 17 either individually or in a joint session with a parent depending on what sort of treatment they need. Young children with autism are paired up with family members for sessions while those in for mental health reasons can meet on a one on one basis. In these sessions, she uses CBT and play therapy techniques along with forms of talk therapy and communicates with the parents to learn what the treatment goals are.
Individual treatment sessions are also geared towards young adults who are in the process of a life change, like leaving home for college. Dr. Lani addresses feelings of depression or anxiety surrounding these changes and helps with coping skills, and in some cases where the client has struggled with social interaction, provides helpful tools in this area.
Her social skills groups is a weekly group for children and teens. These group sessions are kept small in number so there is individual focus. These sessions are geared towards those who have dealt with ADD or are on the autism spectrum. Dr. Lani helps with anger management, and teaches coping skills. They also practice conversational skills and play skills while addressing shyness, depression or anxiety. For parents of kids with social disorders or Autism, there are individual therapy options as well as a support group. These sessions tend to focus on any struggles that parents face with their kids and offers coping skills for when they are home with them.
The school services Dr. Lani offers are a bit more in depth than her office sessions. She goes into the classroom to observe the student and conducts goal interviews with the parents along with the client’s teachers. From there she devises a treatment plan and is also able to work with school and home aides in order to provide the very best and cohesive treatment for all parties involved.
An additional service Dr. Lani offers is psychological testing for both learning disabilities and gifted children.
Dr. Lani is a highly trained specialist who has a lot of experience working with kids and their families. She has extensive specialized training when it comes to working with young people and can provide some solid advice and help when it comes to families who are struggling with behavioral or mental health issues. For parents seeking help for their kids, Dr. Lani is a great option.
Svetlana “Lani” Ravinovich, PsyD
16800 Devonshire St, #212
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Svetlana “Lani” Ravinovich, PsyD Cost: Sliding scale. Some insurance is accepted. Reach Svetlana “Lani” Ravinovich, PsyD by phone at (323) 459-4968. Find Svetlana “Lani” Ravinovich, PsyD on Facebook
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