Therapy and Testing Services for Children, Teens, and Young Adults

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? Are your child's learning needs not being adequately addressed at school and you need an evaluation to obtain a true picture of his or her strengths and needs?

My mission and passion is to collaboratively form an in-depth understanding of your child's social, emotional and learning needs. From this place of understanding we can move towards creating meaningful changes and implementing supports to foster your child's growth and maximize their potential. 

Raising Hands

Children succeed when their individual differences

are well understood, when they feel secure and

connected, and when we scaffold learning

without  impeding autonomy.

Areas of specialization:

  • Difficulty managing big emotions (poor emotional regulation)

  • Anxiety and excess worry

  • Autism and developmental delays

  • Behavioral challenges

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Social difficulties

  • Irritability and depression


"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



A licensed psychologist specializing in working with children and their families as well as serving the needs of autistic individuals across the lifespan.

I have been working with children and adolescents in various capacities for over 19 years. I dedicated the first half of my career to working exclusively with children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, providing therapy and testing. Over time I have expanded my knowledge base and training to support individuals with anxiety, learning and processing differences, ADHD, behavioral challenges, and depression. I believe children do their best with the tools and guidance made available to them. When they are unable to meet the demands of their environment, we have to determine the underlying cause of these issues and implement the necessary supports to help them succeed.



Children thrive in the context of the relationships that matter most to them, and there is no connection more meaningful than the one between a parent and a child. My role is to walk alongside you for a short time on this journey of parenthood, shed light on some facets of your child's needs and experiences that may have gone unnoticed, and provide you with tools to promote your child's socio-emotional growth. My work involves parents as an integral part of the therapy process, whether in the therapy room for young children or with frequent check-ins and collaboration for older children. Play is the work and the language of childhood and the primary means by which I learn about and intervene with children. Play allows for self-discovery, emotional expression, skill building, and meaning making. I conceptualize the needs of children from an understanding of the latest findings in interpersonal neurobiology. In addition, I incorporate developmentally appropriate mindfulness based practices and evidence based cognitive-behavioral strategies.



14724 Ventura Blvd., Suite 1110, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403, USA

(626) 817-3450


(626) 817-3450

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