Lara Kalaf PhD

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What I Do

I work on different projects related to trauma, art, and  psychotherapy in San Diego and abroad


I am completing my PhD in psychology which I started in Montreal, Canada. My research explores how expressive art therapies enhance resilience to war trauma and was conducted with Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

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I have been have providing individual and group therapy to children, adolescents, and adults for over four years and recently began also offering parental coaching to families (PCIT) in San Diego.

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Corporate Consulting

With a background in Human Resources, I enjoy providing training and consulting to therapists, corporations, and non profits around the world.

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My Passions

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About Me

About Me

I am currently in San Diego, California, where I provide psychotherapy at a local private clinic and a non-profit as a registered psychological assistant. I will soon complete my Ph.D. and become independently licensed in Montreal, Canada as well.

I've gained uniquely rich experiences and knowledge from all the different settings I worked at around the world and plan to open up my own private practice and consulting firm by next year. Get in touch if you want to stay in the loop.

— Lara Kalaf

Art4Lives is an initiative that focuses on providing art-based therapy to marginalized and/or war-affected youth to helps heal and protect kids from war.

I started Art4Lives to help children and adolescents suffering from war trauma because I couldn't stand idly by knowing that they may be at risk of losing their lives to war.

I'm always looking for volunteers or partners for this project, feel free to contact me if you'd like to help us tell their story.

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Psychologists, Marketers,  Artists, Researchers, Proposal Writers,