Westlake Village Therapists are dedicated to helping people discover ways to change and grow, in order to feel more fulfilled and positively engaged in their lives. We strive to enrich people’s personal lives and relationships. We believe in respecting each person’s unique background and experience, including cultural and familial influences.

   We appreciate that therapy is often sought at a time of deep pain and suffering. As a person begins to seek therapy, they are searching for understanding, connection, and relief. Each of our therapists is extensively trained and qualified in a range of modalities. Most importantly, we strive to help clients feel connected and comfortable with their experience. Insight and understanding of one’s own behaviors, emotions and thoughts is necessary in moving towards a more balanced and peaceful life. At Westlake Village Therapists, we will work with each client to help them reach their unique goals.

~Specialty Areas~

~Adult, Adolescent, & Family Therapy~  We support our clients within individual therapy and family therapy contexts in addressing stressful circumstances & life transitions, loss, disappointment, worry, sadness, resentment, infidelity, separation & divorce.  Additionally, we specialize in collaborative practice methods.

~Couples Therapy & Relationship Enhancement~  Our practice offers premarital preparation, communication skill building, marriage counseling, engaging in positive methods for conflict resolution & effective co-parenting.  We engage several effective relational methodologies and are certified to utilize Prepare/Enrich materials as well.

~Trauma & Recovery~ Westlake Village Therapists provide skilled clinical support to gently explore trauma & assist clients in disrupting traumatic reenactments which contribute to emotional pain and destructive behaviors, such as self-harm, substance abuse, and patterned engagement in unhealthy relationships.  Our clinicians work closely with psychiatrists, integrative health practitioners, addiction specialists, treatment centers, as well as transitional and sober living homes to support clients and their families in their journey toward long-lasting recovery and healing.




     Within a safe and supportive environment, we believe emotional relief, healing and wellness are within your reach.

Raina Krell, PhD, LPCC

Dr. Krell is professionally prepared to provide therapy and psychological consultation for individuals, couples, children, adolescents, and families.

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Elizabeth Hortua MSW, LCSW

Elizabeth Hortua, MSW, LCSW, is a licensed clinical psychotherapist with over fifteen years experience working with individuals, couples, and families.

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Karina Santillo, MA, LMFT

Karina Santillo, MA, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist Intern who is professionally prepared to work with a variety of clients.

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