Lana Banegas, LMFT, MAT
Founder, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Georgia
- Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminay
- Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary
- Professional Member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
- Experienced in the corporate setting
- Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
- Trained in Affair Treatment and Recovery
- Trained in Sexual Dysfunction Treatment
- Certified MarriageStrong Leader
- Trained in the Crucible Approach, Restoration Therapy and Family Systems
- Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
- Specialities include: Couples Counseling, Sex Therapy, Affair Recovery
- Other Areas of Expertise: Spirituality, Self-Esteem, Anxiety, Depression, Parenting Concerns, Relational and Vocational Issues.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Lana is uniquely trained to treat people within the context of their relationships. Lana's specialty and area of expertise is couples therapy. She is experienced in working with couples and has treated couples for a variety of concerns including sexual difficulties, affair recovery, perpetual conflictual interaction, parenting concerns, emotional intimacy, barriers to healthy communication and life-work balance.
A special area of expertise for Lana is Sex Therapy. Being trained through the Crucible Institute in working with sexual dysfunction and affair recovery, and currently undergoing the rigorous certification process through the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), Lana brings a level of competence to her work that is balanced with approachability and openness. Lana is trained to address and treat issues such as orgasmic difficulties, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, pain during intercourse, problems with desire, arousal and intimacy, and emotional connection during sex.
Additionally, Lana has developed a premarital program to help prepare couples for marriage through an engaging and effective method. She works with engaged couples and guides them through a premarital counseling program which addresses topics such as communication, conflict, connectedness, sex, finances, extended family relationships, boundaries, personality differences, spirituality, and future goals.
Lana is also experienced in working with individuals suffering from low self esteem whose lives have been affected in the areas of partner-relationships, friendships, careers, and parenting. Often these individuals experience anxiety, depression, and loneliness. Drawing from her training in Crucible Approach Therapy, Lana helps individuals tackle these difficulties by guiding them to cultivate the ability to stand on their own two feet, learn to validate themselves and develop a strength to tolerate healthy discomfort for personal and relational growth.
In addition to her psychology degree, Lana holds a Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and is passionate about integrating psychology with spirituality. She is qualified and honored to work with individuals struggling with their spirituality and those questioning the role of God in their lives.
Lana is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. She uses this mode of therapy to aid in her work with individuals. Hypnotherapy is useful in helping deepen and accelerate the therapeutic process and has been found helpful in alleviating pain, reducing stress and anxiety, processing and healing trauma, and recovering from addictive behaviors.
Lana's approach to treatment is to strengthen each person to become a self-aware, strong individual who is flexible enough to engage in meaningful, authentic and healthy relationships. Her style is direct yet compassionate. She will challenge you to be the best version of yourself. She will teach you to resolve conflict with grace and self care. She will gently guide you to make the sometimes difficult, yet vital, positive changes in yourself and in your relationship. Most importantly, she will provide you with a safe place to process your feelings and with practical tools to help you achieve lasting change.
One of the most rewarding feelings for Lana is witnessing couples experience profound change in themselves and in their relationship and watching them flourish in their personal and professional lives. Lana is committed to providing the best possible care for her clients by staying up to date on the latest research in the field and continuing education requirements. In her free time, Lana loves spending time with her husband and two children. She enjoys cooking, hiking, playing boardgames and taking time for a little pampering via a massage and a good pedicure. Lana is fluent in Russian and Ukrainian and is able to provide services in these languages to both couples and individuals.
Fee and Insurance Information
Lana's fee is $120 for individual sessions and $185 for couples sessions.
Lana does directly participate with any insurance network. However, she is able to provide you with all the necessary paperwork to be submitted to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Are you an existing client? Follow this link to schedule your next appointment directly through Lana's scheduling service.
Are you a new client? Follow the link below to request an appointment or call Lana directly at 770.316.0813.