Donna El-Armale

Donna El-Armale

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Culver City, California

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Personal Statement


You are one step closer to a new you, to feeling empowered, to walking on a positive path to growth and well-being.

We’ll work together to unearth ingrained behavior patterns and beliefs that hold you back from achieving your goals. We’ll identify the obstacles that get in your way of living life to its fullest. We cannot stop bad things from happening or change the past, but we can better understand how to cope.

I use the following therapeutic approaches:

-Cognitive Behavioral



-Positive Psychology

My specialties include:

-Grief and Loss/Bereavement

-Depression and Anxiety

-Stress Reduction

-Effective Communication Skills

All religious/spiritual beliefs and cultural customs are respected and incorporated in your sessions as they relate to how you interact with your environment and others

If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

Client Focus (Age)

  • Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Therapy Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Multicultural Issues
  • Physical Illness/Impairment
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness Based Approaches
  • Person Centered/Rogerian
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory/Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


  • Individuals

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Aetna
  • Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Magellan Behavioral Health

Years in Practice

10+ years

Services Fee

  • Therapy Session $150

Payment Types

Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Online Profiles


License Name License State Year
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) MFC46390 California 2008


Name Duration
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) 2001


School Degree Major Year
Phillips Graduate Institute MA Psychology/MFT 2003