Therapy and Assessment Services for Adults, Adolescents, and Kids

with Specialization in Autism, ADHD, and Anxiety

Personal growth and healing is cultivated within a space of trust, understanding, and empowerment. Counseling services aimed at giving you clarity and insight to better manage parenting, interpersonal relationships, and occupational challenges.

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Our work together is about giving you insight, clarity, and tools to thrive as an individual, a parent, or as a couple. While diagnostic labels serve as a starting point to provide guidance about evidence-based interventions, our work aims to go beyond reducing symptoms to empowering you to live your best life.

THERAPY AND ASSESSMENT

Formed in 2011, Connected Strides was initially focused exclusively on serving the needs of children and adolescents through individual and family therapy. While working with kids and teens remains our passion, we have expanded the scope of our services to support individuals through a variety of services across the life span. We continue to specialize in serving the needs of neuro-divergent individuals. Whether you are autistic, have an asynchronous learning profile, or ADHD, we celebrate and appreciate your divergent abilities and will help you recognize and tap into your existing strengths to cultivate increased success and fulfillment. In addition, we specialize in working with couples in navigating parenting while strengthening their relationship through improved communication, attunement to each other's needs and collaboration.  

 

SERVICES

We provide evidence based and holistic care to support you in taking steps towards living your best life. We are a boutique practice where our clinicians deliberately maintain a small caseload in order to provide highly individualized quality care that is driven by your needs. Located in Encino, we serve families throughout the San Fernando Valley as well as West Los Angeles. Telehealth services are available for clients residing anywhere in California.

 
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Are you looking for a therapeutic space in which you are seen for who you are, supported and empowered to be who you want to be? We are trained and experienced in addressing anxiety, depression, and ADHD, but instead of looking through a lens of diagnosis, we have a person-centered approach to treatment. We see you first and foremost as a person who can heal and grow through gaining insight and developing more effective tools to cope with life's daily challenges. We have expertise in working with women who want to re-shape their story to thrive more fully and freely in their current relationships. 

Do you have a young child struggling with behavioral or emotional issues? Do you question if it is just part of the typical development or something requiring special attention? We specialize in parent support, as well as individual and family therapy to address the needs of children and adolescents. We believe children do well if they can and if they are struggling, it is up to us to uncover the underlying causes in order to support their development. Our areas of expertise is in working with children who have autism, ADHD, anxiety, or an asynchronous learning profile, including giftedness.

Are you concerned that your child may have a learning profile that is not best supported by a traditional learning environment? Are you perplexed by how your child can shine in certain situations but struggle in others. Children who are gifted, have learning or attention challenges, or experience sensory based difficulties, often require a more tailored approach to instruction. Psycho-educational testing can answer many questions about your child's unique learning needs by pinpointing their strengths and stretches and provide a blueprint for the type of learning environment in which they will experience the greatest success. 

Parenting can be rewarding and joyful, but also fill us with self-doubt and fears at every turn. How we parent is deeply intertwined with our own history and how we navigate differences and challenges with our partner. When a child is exhibiting behavioral challenges, mood swings or anxiety, how we show up as parents is the single most impactful variable in creating positive change. We work with parents as a couple in order to promote a child's well-being. Further individual work with the child or family work may be offered as an as needed basis. 

OUR TEAM'S AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

TESTING TO IDENTIFY AUTISM, LEARNING DIFFERENCES, ADHD, GIFTED AND TWICE EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS

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COUPLES THERAPY AIMED AT IMPROVING PARENTING, COMMUNICATION, CONFLICT RESOLUTION, AND CONNECTION

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ADULT THERAPY FOR WOMEN SPECIALIZATION IN AUTISM AND ADHD WITH AN APPROACH THAT IS NEURODIVERSITY AFFIRMING AND SEEKS TO PROMOTE INSIGHT, SELF REGULATION, AND SELF-ADVOCACY. 

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CHILD AND ADOLESCENT THERAPY TO REDUCE ANXIETY AND PROMOTE 
EMOTIONAL REGULATION, 
RESILIENCE, AND SELF CONCEPT.

 

"Our job as parents is not to rescue our kids from hard things and uncomfortable feelings. Our job is to walk with them through their difficult moments with connection and empathy."

Dr. Dan Siegal and Dr. Tina Bryson

 
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"The question isn't so much, Are we parenting the right way? as it is: Are you the adult you want your child to grow up to be?"

Brené Brown

 

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