Dear Friends of Life Focus Center,

As you know, so many people have been seeking counseling during this ongoing Pandemic, and all too often cannot find a therapist because everyone is swamped.  Maybe you have had that experience yourself!

Meanwhile, mental health professionals who need hours toward licensure haven’t had opportunities to find where to go to gain supervised clinical experience and collect their hours.   What a waste, right?

So we have come up with a plan to give both an opportunity to get their needs met. Those needing supervised hours, and clients in need of our service.

We have started a non-profit to that end:  Life Achievement Center, a spin off of Life Focus Center, focused on helping the community.  Watch for news about that in the upcoming months. 

But we need your help now! 

We need to get the word out.  After all, the best made plan won’t do any good if no one knows.  That’s where you come in….

If you know anyone in the mental health field who would like to gain hours toward licensure, or is licensed, or is licensed and retired who would like to see a few clients please have them contact me NOW.

Thank you for helping us put this plan in effect.

Dr. Elaine Kindle

Dark Clouds 2020
LFC Party
Dr Kindle On Zoom
Denedria Banks
Colleen on Zoom
Impromptu Christmas party
New beginnings

Dark clouds gather as 2020 unsuspectingly looms …

January:  LFC Holiday party with family and friends

Learning how to work virtually

Denedria works both from home and from the office.

Colleen quickly adjusts to our new HIPAA zoom platform!

Impromptu Christmas brunch with our base crew: Deborah, office manager; Dr. Kindle, Director; Colleen, Associate.

A rainbow of hope for a Happy New Year as 2021 begins!



Therapist of the month

Each month we will be featuring one of our Therapists at Life Focus Center, Inc.  You may know someone in need of this particular therapist’s help.  Read on to see who we are presenting this month! You may be glad you did…

As a therapist, I do not believe I hold all the answers. I believe in a collaborative approach as my clients move to discover their new normal. I strive to create a safe, supportive, non- judgemental environment for my clients to easily move through their therapeutic process. My experience includes working with clients who live with chronic illness, those struggling to move through a life transition, and those working through grief and loss.


Deciding to seek counseling can feel overwhelming. If you are out there feeling uncertain, I advise you to simply give it a try. The road to feeling better begins by you taking one step and breath at a time.

Peace and Blessings,
Denedria Banks, LCSW

How would you define your relationships?

Life Focus Center opened its’ doors in 1981 to focus on Women’s Issues, since they were underrepresented in the Community at large.  We soon realized that women’s needs often revolved around children and spouses, so we widened our services. 

Our mission over all these years has been and is to provide quality counseling services provided by seasoned professionals with a wide range of therapy styles and populations served.  We also mentor new therapists in their development and growth. 

It goes without saying that these are the most challenging of times. Depression rates, anxiety rates, and other life issues are at all time highs.  We understand and are here to help.

Many of our services are covered by insurance, while others are cash only.  You may qualify for our sliding-fee rates.

Please give us a call today:  626-330-7990.

 Dr. Elaine Kindle, PhD, LCSW, Board Certified Diplomat

Director, Life Focus Center, Inc.
Certified Trauma Specialist
EMDR, Consultant Level


Send us your links

Wishes come true.  For years, I have had a wish, a dream, to be able to support local women’s small businesses.  After all, we need all the help we can get. But I just didn’t know how, and like many of our dreams, it took a back seat.  Then it dawned on me…. So here it is:

Send us a link (email to doctorjayatlfc @ gmail.com, remove spaces please) to your website with a short write up about who you are, and a couple of pictures about your product to make people want to open your link and we can post you on our website!!  You never know who’s checking it out.  You have nothing to lose, but everything to gain.  And better yet, you don’t necessarily have to be local. 

Positive Energy begets Positive Energy!!  Women supporting women!

All women driven small businesses are welcome. 

So if you are a woman in business, and would like to send us a link, please do so.   Wishes and Dreams do come true.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Dr. Elaine Kindle