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Banyan Therapy Group

Banyan Therapy Group

Couples, Individual Therapy, Intensives, Lectures/Workshops

Banyan Therapy Group is a professional group of highly trained therapists specializing in the treatment of sexual addictions and partner betrayal trauma. We offer numerous treatment modalities including individual, couples, family, and group therapy to treat sexual and inter-relational problems. Our practice is comprised of clinicians who offer individualized treatment for clients seeking religious and/or spiritual counseling, LGBT friendly counseling, and sex-positive counseling. The banyan is a sprawling tree whose roots grow down towards the ground and become new trunks to support the tree. We chose the banyan tree as a symbol for the work that we do, as it represents a place of safety, of healing, of community, and of transformation. And with its above-ground root structure the banyan tree brings to light what is so often hidden underground. We are committed to offering you a safe place to explore hidden parts in your life.
Contact Information
Address: 11712 Moorpark St., Suite 111
Studio City, CA 91604

Staff

Dan Drake

Founder & Clinical Director
A little bit about some of my certifications and specialties: I’m a Certified Clinical Partner Specialist Supervisor, a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Supervisor, and I’m EMDR trained. I also have a Masters Degree in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, and I’m a Christian raised in the church. Because of this, I can appreciate both the positive and negative impact faith can have on us. I respect if you do not want to include faith, religion, or spirituality in therapy, but we can always talk about faith if you’re up for it.

I really enjoy collaborating with other professionals, and I’ve co-authored several books: Letters from a Sex Addict: My Life Exposed, Full Disclosure: How to Share the Truth After Sexual Betrayal, Full Disclosure: Seeking Truth After Sexual Betrayal, and Surviving the Holidays: A Holiday Guide for Couples in Recovery after Sexual Betrayal.

In my free time, I enjoy getting out in nature and exploring. But more than anything, I live for the simple moments of everyday life: Spending quality time with my wife, hanging out with good friends, and playing with my dogs Ripley (a sensitive Corgi) and Edi (a tenacious dachshund).

My passion is to help my clients restore relational, mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual wholeness to their lives. I understand that it can be overwhelming to begin this process, so my goal is to provide a safe environment where you can grow and heal.

Eric Anderson

Intensives Director & Therapist
Hi there. I’m Eric Anderson and I’ve been working in the field of sex and pornography addiction for over 8 years now and happy to be part of the Banyan team.

I’ve been on board with Banyan for a few years now as the intensives director and I really enjoy helping clients get into the right levels of care for them. I help develop and run several of our intensives including our Foundations of Recovery Intensive and our 6-week customized Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).

I focus specifically on work with addicts to help them face and confront some of the most challenging realities that come with addiction. I make sure to help client’s feel as comfortable as possible in session while also empowering them to address consequences of their addiction directly. As a Christian I enjoy helping clients work through issues in their faith and how it integrates into their recovery. I have my Master’s degree from Fuller Seminary and am comfortable working thorough issues of theology and spirituality when important to my clients.

I enjoy hiking and exploring with family, playing, watching, and breaking down/analyzing sports with friends, and traveling to new places

Juan Carlos Quinteros

Therapist
The decision to seek help can be difficult or scary. However, there are times in life when the guidance of a therapist that makes you feel heard and understood can be one of the more powerful experiences.

I develop strong connections with my clients, provide tools, in order to help in their journey to healing, recovery, and repairing relationships with themselves and others. I strongly believe in having authentic difficult genuine conversations in which I will get real and challenge you in a supportive way.

My clinical background and experience include working for more than five years with individuals, partners, couples, and family members from different populations and cultures, including the LGBTTQQIAAP community. I’m a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and treat issues related to sex, sexual compulsions, sex/pornography addiction, betrayal trauma, healing and recovery. My clients include both Christians and non-Christians. I understand and help Christian clients that are experiencing the positive and negative impact faith has in them. I have extensive training in Structural and Bowenian Family Systems and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches.

I also focus in treating trauma in a non-profit agency working with children, adolescents, and families dealing with multiple layers of symptoms and impairments. As well as, mentoring other clinicians there. In addition, I am an adjunct faculty professor currently teaching future therapists in a master’s degree program.

I am a bilingual therapist that provide therapy in English, Spanish or both depending on the need of the client or family.

I enjoy traveling and enriching myself with new places and cultures. As a family guy, I love to spend time with family and loved ones creating new experiences together.

One of my biggest passions is to be part of and to be witness to my clients’ transformation and evolution. I know that making the decision to start therapy is not an easy one. My goal is to work with you from a strength base approach in a non-judgmental safe environment where you can be your authentic self in your journey to restoring and healing.

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