Last edited 01/21/2022
Lankavi Guneratne MooreLMFT
In Pacific Time
The first session is all about getting to know each other! We’ll discuss what led you to decide to seek therapy and what your expectations are. Additionally, we’ll talk about your background, family, interests and hobbies, and previous experiences in therapy (if any). We’ll also talk about what social supports and coping skills you have available to you. Once we have a better idea of what the focus of therapy should be, we’ll set some short-term and long-term goals. I’d also be happy to answer any questions you have about the process of therapy and what to expect.
You do not need to be in crisis to seek therapy (although if you are, please do reach out)! It’s easy to feel like our problems are not significant, or that we need to be more “grateful” for what we have, but if you are struggling or not feeling your best, that is a perfectly valid reason to seek therapy and help is available to you. Your therapist is not here to judge you or the severity of your problem, but to be on your team and help you lead a more fulfilling, authentic life.
My style of therapy is eclectic or “multi-modal.” This means I’m able to draw from multiple theoretical orientations and techniques to best fit your individual needs. Therapy is not “one size fits all” and each person has different goals and expectations for what they want to achieve from therapy. If we decide you could benefit from a short-term/“goal-focused” approach, we could use a solution-focused or cognitive-behavioral approach. If not, we would use a psychodynamic approach, where the goal is to help you increase insight and become more self-aware. For family therapy, I use a systems approach, that is, operating from the belief that all members of a family contribute to the dynamic of whether the family is functioning in a healthy or dysfunctional way.
Adolescent mental health
College & graduate student issues
Race & Cultural Identity
Abuse/Survivors of abuse
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Culturally Sensitive Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Family Systems Therapy
Marriage and Family Therapy
- California, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 121425
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University
I began my clinical work in community mental health agencies working with survivors of trauma, domestic violence and sexual assault. I was also able to work with high-risk youth and run several community-based groups focused on anger management, parenting, batterers' intervention, and trauma resilience. From there, I moved to teen treatment centers where I was able to work with adolescents and families in a variety of settings, including residential, partial-hospitalization and outpatient. Most recently, I served as the Program Director for a partial hospitalization program. My specialties are listed above.
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Lankavi Guneratne Moore, LMFT, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Lankavi Guneratne Moore accepting new clients?
Yes, Lankavi Guneratne Moore is accepting new clients.
Does Lankavi Guneratne Moore accept insurance?
No, Lankavi Guneratne Moore does not accept insurance.
What types of therapy does Lankavi Guneratne Moore offer?
Lankavi Guneratne Moore offers therapy for couples, families and individuals.
Does Lankavi Guneratne Moore offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in California can book Lankavi Guneratne Moore for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Lankavi Guneratne Moore offer online therapy?
Yes, Lankavi Guneratne Moore offers online therapy to people in California.
How quickly can I see Lankavi Guneratne Moore?
Lankavi Guneratne Moore typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Lankavi Guneratne Moore speak?
Lankavi Guneratne Moore conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Lankavi Guneratne Moore online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Lankavi Guneratne Moore online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.