Lana Banegas, LMFT, CST
Practice Director, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist
Meet Lana Banegas, LMFT, CST, MAT
Sexual Wellness Specialist
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Georgia
- American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) Certified Sex Therapist
- Clinical Fellow with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
- Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminay
- Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary
- Certified Level I Restoration Therapist
- Relational Life Therapy Trained
- Experienced in the corporate setting
- Couples Counseling Specialities: Sex Therapy, Affair Recovery, Inter-Racial & Inter-Cultural Couples.
- Individual Counseling Specialties: Sex Therapy, Women & Sexuality, Spirituality & Sexuality, Forgiveness, Self-Esteem Work, Professional Development & Vocational Issues.
- Other Areas of Expertise: Family Therapy, Sibling Relationships, Intergenerational Families.
Lana is the Founder and Practice Director of The Marriage Point. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Berry College, a Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Georgia and a Clinical Fellow with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Lana is a Certified Sex Therapist by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapist. As a Certified Sex Therapist, Lana has received post graduate training from the Crucible Institute, the Buehler Institute, and from the Institute for Sexuality and Enlightenment in treating sexual dysfunction, marital affairs, and sexual trauma. She is trained in working with kinky clients, and knows how to address topics such as the intersections of technology and sex, spirituality and sexuality, and ADHD and sex. Lana is a Certified Level 1 Restoration Therapist and a certified RelateStrong group facilitator and therapist. Lana is also trained in Relational Life Therapy, a revolutionary method of couples counseling founded by Terry Real, that emphasizes the significance of connection and authentic relational living to our experience as humans.
For over 10 years Lana worked in the corporate setting as a consultant and is experienced in working with global organizations and clients. After leaving the corporate world to hone in on her calling to reach marriages and serve as an instrument of transformation for churches and organizations, she founded a counseling center in Marietta, GA where she works with individuals, couples and families. Additionally, Lana trains and consults church and community leaders on topics such as spirituality and community, parish relationships, and marriage. She has spoken on topics relating to marriage, sexuality and relationships.
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 regularly attending training seminars and staying up to date on the latest research in the field of psychology and marriage and family therapy. In her free time, Lana loves spending time with her husband and three 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.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Lana is uniquely trained to treat people within the context of their relationships. During therapy she works with couples and individuals to help them cultivate a sense of purpose, heal from their painful past, and become more present with themselves, their loved ones and their communities. She believes in whole-person healing and thriving. This includes, the mind, body and spirit; as well as the couple, the parent-child dyad, the family, and the community. Lana takes a values-based approach to working with families, couples, and individuals and challenges her clients to lead lives of purpose and authenticity.
Lana’s specialty is couples therapy and sex therapy. Integrating her spirituality and faith into treatment, as appropriate, Lana works with couples on the brink of divorce as well as with couples who are wishing to move their relationship toward deeper intimacy. She enjoys helping couples who are facing sexual and emotional intimacy challenges, and those who are working to integrate their sexuality and spirituality. During the course of sex therapy Lana works with couples and individuals to help them address concerns such as: desire mismatch, erectile dysfunction, orgasmic difficulties, premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, painful intercourse, and helps couples explore their individual eroticism and authentically integrate it into their relationship. Lana has treated couples for a variety of concerns including sexual difficulties, affair recovery, perpetual conflictual interactions, parenting concerns, emotional intimacy, barriers to healthy communication, and life-work balance.
Lana is experienced in working with couples in inter-racial and inter-cultural relationships. She is well-versed in cultural nuance and issues of immigration, integration, and the intersection of culture and the extended family.
Lana works with individuals to help them improve their self-image, and get in touch with their unique purpose and calling. Additionally, Lana works with entrepreneurs and professional women and men in order to help them identify the psychological barriers that may be blocking their professional growth and development. Lana helps her clients address issues of self-esteem and confidence, and provides relational and social skills training to help her clients effectively communicate, create boundaries, and build their professional relationships so that they may achieve their vocational goals.
Training and Teaching
As a speaker and teacher, Lana is passionate about community transformation. She counsels, teaches, consults, and speaks in order to bring healing and thriving to couples’ relationships and church communities. Lana loves to provide teaching and training and has worked and volunteered at numerous churches and has supported church leaders as well as laymen in navigating their spiritual and vocational callings. She has presented at seminars, workshops, and churches and is easily able to engage her audience with her warm and practical style. For more information on Lana’s teaching and training services click here.
Fee & Insurance Information
For specific information about Lana’s fees please visit our Fees page. Lana does not directly participate with any insurance network. However, she is able to provide a Superbill which can be submitted for reimbursement with health insurance companies.
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