Sandy Terranova

Marriage and Family Therapist, MFT

(310) 558-3292
16055 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA 91436

General Information

Therapist Type: Marriage and Family Therapist
Gender: Female
Year Practice Began: 1989
Sliding Scale? Yes
Free Phone Consult? No
Available Evenings? No
Payment Methods: Check, Cash
Office Hours: Varies dependent on client need


Graduate School: College of Developmental Studies
License Number: 28771

Insurance Accepted

  • Out of Network Provider

Treatment Specialties

  • Cognitive Behavioral
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Relational Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief


Nearby Towns: Encino, Tarzana, Sherman Oaks, Chatsworth, Northridge, Granada Hills,
West Los Angeles, Brentwood, Santa Monica

About Me

I have been in practice for over 20 years working with children, adolescents and adults as individuals, couples or families. I believe that every client has personal strengths and characteristics that will enable him/her to reach their personal goals. It is by working together that the therapists and the client discover the obstacles in the way of personal/couple/family happiness and develop methods to overcome those challenges finding joy in the present and excitement in the future.

Client Expertise

Age: Adolescent
Sexuality: Lesbian
Ethnicity: African-American

Issue Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Adolescent
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety or Fears
  • Children
  • Chronic Pain or Illness
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse or Violence


    VCCC - Valley Care Community Consortium
    LAUSD Resource Coordinating Counsel
    Los Angelees County Dept. of Mental Health Service Area 2
    CA State Education & Training Committee under MHSA
    Southern CA Educaators' and Agency Directors Consortium
    Board of Directors, Lev Eisha
    Past Convenor SPA 2 for LA First Five
    Past board Member SIDS Foundation of Southern CA


  • Appointed to two state commissions on mental health
    Speaker for Probation Department to visitors from outside the US
    Elected and served as Convenor SPA 2
    Served on State MHSA committee

Additional Information

I am the Executive Director of a Community Based Counseling Center that trains over 80 mental health professionals each year and provides low fee counseling at our Center and at schools, outpatient facilities, Head Start programs, assisted living facilities for seniors and outpatient programs for those with substance abuse or co-occurring disorders.