Dr. Lanthorn-Cárdenas has been a mental health counselor since 1991.  She has worked in agency settings as a therapist, clinical supervisor, program manager and director and is currently in private practice.  Counseling is provided on a variety of issues including relationship problems, child behavior, parenting, depression, marital conflict, death, divorce, anxiety, trauma, and childhood sexual abuse.  Dr. Lanthorn-Cárdenas has experience working with the gay and lesbian community, a traditionally underserved community.  She also provides services in Spanish and has extensive experience working with the Latino community.

Dr. Lanthorn-Cárdenas employs counseling techniques which build upon existing strengths.  She specializes in using a systems approach to brief therapy and employs cognitive-behavioral strategies, mindfulness practice, and Gestalt.  She asks clients to practice thinking and behaving differently via homework assignments and reading as well as in session practice. Dr. Lanthorn-Cárdenas especially enjoys providing family therapy.

Dr. Lanthorn-Cárdenas sees clients for counseling on a limited, parttime basis. She accepts most private insurance plans. If she is not available for a new client, she will offer a referral to a clinician in the same office if possible.