One of my primary career objectives is help people helping themselves. I see Psychotherapy as a powerful tool for self-assistance and personal growth. My primary mission as psychotherapist is to encourage and assist people in finding ways to solve their emotional problems and develop more effective coping skills to deal with their issues. Through therapy people may find help to improve self-esteem, obtain self-confidence that promote a better quality life. Additionally, people may work on interpersonal relationship issues, fears, emotional conflicts, and traumas.
I had the privilege of being supervised by Dr. Salvador Minuchin (Structure Family Therapy). Through that experience, I learned how powerful is the family systems and how effective is to work with the core issues that may underlying an individual emotional conflicts.
I am Brazilian and I had developed my skills to be sensitive to cultural diversity and the psychological impact of immigration on each individual. Additionally, living in USA for over 17 years, I committed myself in promoting a mental health practice that is culturally sensitive and aware.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Ana Carla G Laidley now - (310) 773-0556


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: Boston University
  • Year Graduated: 2001
  • License No. and State: MFC44112 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $140 - $170
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • APS Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Health Net
  • MHN
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Multiplan
  • PHCS
  • TriWest
  • United
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
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Ana Carla G Laidley's Groups

Parenting Journey

Our Parenting Journey Curricula teach parents the skills necessary to raise their children in a nurturing, loving and safe way, providing the basic underpinnings for their families to thrive. Our Curricula help parents become more resilient, while helping them to find community supports, reduce isolation, and become more insightful about their own lives and how they were raised. The curricula are different from most other parent education curricula in that they help parents understand and develop themselves in productive and positive ways, ultimately breaking destructive cycles which have been so easily passed on from generation to generation.

More about this group


  • Family Conflict
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Parenting


  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Psychological Impact of Immigration
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American, Hispanic and Latino
Alternative Languages: Portuguese, Spanish


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Sand Play
  • Trauma Focused CBT


  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2015