Vala Kondo Legan
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Art Therapist
After working for 20 years as an artist and illustrator;
I embarked on a second career in psychotherapy in 2009.
My own experience of healing my personal trauma history was pivotal in my decision to help others through psychodynamic therapy.
I hold a dual Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy
and Clinical Art Therapy from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
My training includes the highly regarded Maple Counseling Center and Wright Institute of Los Angeles. I have worked in individual adult and child therapy as well as
group therapy, family therapy and assessment of psychological symptomology & disorder.
I have an additional specialty in complex and acute trauma from
the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies (LAISPS)
and a certification in couples therapy from The William Alanson White Institute in New York.
I am fully trained in Attachment Based EMDR by the Parnell Institute.
My work with children and adolescents includes both individual and group work at therapeutic schools, out patient programs and in-patient centers, as well as my own private practice. I have counseled children and adolescents suffering from a variety of challenges including Divorce, Depression & Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Severe Emotional Disturbance (SES), academic problems, social deficits and addiction issues.
I am licensed as an LMFT in both New York and California and hold a Creative Arts Therapy license in New York.
230 West 79 St. NYC, NY 10024
Licenses / Certifications:
California LMFT # 95521/ New York LMFT# 001529
New York LCAT # 002315