Providence Saint John's Health Center
Santa Monica, California
Lara is a LC-psychologist specializing in the field of infant and early childhood mental health. She currently serves as a clinician and program coordinator for the Early Childhood Assessment and Treatment Program, and Helen Reid Parenting Program at Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center in Santa Monica, CA.
She earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, and went on to complete a 2-year APA-accredited postdoctoral fellowship in Early Childhood Mental Health at the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at CHLA. She is endorsed as a Reflective Practice Facilitator II through the CA Center for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health.
Dr. Sando possesses clinical expertise in the areas of early childhood developmental and psychodiagnostic assessment, holistic treatment of intergenerational and early childhood trauma, and integration of mind-body techniques in treatment.