Laura Espana, PsyD, Psychologist in Encino
My goal as a therapist is to work collaboratively with individuals in a process of self-reflection, self-validation and self confrontation; in doing so I assist them in developing a true and solid sense of self. My clinical experience has shown me that individuals who possess a solid sense of self are better equipped to work through the trials and challenges life presents; thus contributing to greater individual resilience.
I work with individuals to assist them in developing satisfying, meaningful relationships by helping them attain a balance between autonomy and connection to others. I help people challenge themselves to look at the obstacles that impede them from acting with integrity and operating from the best in themselves.
The scope of my practice includes work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions issues, and relationship issues. I have a keen interest in working with couples struggling with intimacy issues and experiencing sexual dysfunction. I work effectively with women struggling with infertility issues and women experiencing post-partum depression.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Laura Espana now - (714) 589-2295


  • Years in Practice: 9 Years
  • School: California School of Professional Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 2007
  • License No. and State: PSY23410 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $180 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • I accept all PPO plans
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Relationship Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Sex Therapy


  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino, Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Alternative Languages: Spanish


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


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2016
Laura Espana, PsyD, Psychologist in Encino

Laura Espana

Psychologist, PsyD