Membership Directory

Anais Muñoz Kelly, PsyD, MFT
Psychotherapist
Marina Del Rey
Email: dr.munozkelly@gmail.com
Phone: (310) 482-1262
Languages spoken (other than English): Spanish
Website: www.dranaismunozkelly.com
Professional specialties: child development specialist, play therapy
Regions serviced: Los Angeles – West (including Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Marina del Rey and Beverly Hills)

Barbara K. Polland, PhD, MFT
CSUN, Professor Emeritus, Psychotherapist (Private Practice)
Century City adjacent
Email: bkpphd@mac.com
Phone: (310) 552-9898
Published works: Barbara K. Polland, PhD, MFT – Publications
Professional specialties: behavioral intervention, child development specialist, early childhood mental health, family therapy, nursery school, parent education and groups, parent-child dyad consultation, parent support/consultation, psychotherapy, school consultation, staff mentoring, creative interventions, enhancing self-esteem, effective parenting/teaching
Regions serviced: Los Angeles – West (including Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Marina del Rey and Beverly Hills), San Fernando Valley – West, South Bay, all areas via phone consultation

Betsy Brown Braun, MA
Child Development and Behavior Specialist; Multiple Birth Parenting Consultant; School Consultant
847 Greentree Rd., Pacific Palisades CA 90272
Email: betsy@betsybrownbraun.com
Phone: (310) 459-9209
Website: www.betsybrownbraun.com
Published works: Just Tell Me What to Say: Sensible Tips and Scripts for Perplexed Parents (HarperCollins); You’re Not the Boss of Me: Brat Proofing Your 4 to 6 Year old (HarperCollins)
Professional specialties: behavioral intervention, child development specialist, developmental delays, early childhood mental health, nursery school, parent education and groups, parent support/consultation, school consultation, staff mentoring
Regions serviced: Los Angeles – West (including Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Marina del Rey and Beverly Hills), San Fernando Valley – East, San Fernando Valley – West

Daphna Avraham
Therapeutic Companion/Child Development Specialist
P.O.Box 292312 Los Angeles, CA 90029
Phone: (323) 428-8275
Languages spoken (other than English): Hebrew
Professional specialties: autism, child development specialist, developmental delays, early intervention, floortime, home visitation / in-home intervention, nursery school, parent-child dyad consultation, therapeutic companion
Regions serviced: Hollywood/Silverlake, Los Angeles – Central, Los Angeles – West (including Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Marina del Rey and Beverly Hills), Pasadena, San Fernando Valley – East

Diane Germansky
Assistant Director
16019 W. Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades CA 90272
Email: dgermansky@ourki.org
Phone: (424) 214-7481
Website: www.ourki.org/ecc
Professional specialties: child development specialist, infant and toddler groups, nursery school, parent education and groups, staff mentoring
Regions serviced: Los Angeles – West (including Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Marina del Rey and Beverly Hills)

Gay Macdonald, MA
Early Childhood Educator (retired)
Published works: Preschool Pathways to Science; Gelman, Brenneman, Macdonald, Roman; Brookes Publishing, 2010.
Professional specialties: child development specialist, language development, Early Childhood Education: full inclusion
Regions serviced: Los Angeles – West (including Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Marina del Rey and Beverly Hills)

Gloria Ruth, MA
Child Development Specialist
Email: gloriaruth13@gmail.com
Phone: (925) 964-2127 / (310) 991-7211
Professional specialties: autism, child development specialist, early intervention, infant and toddler groups, parent education and groups
Regions serviced: Danville,California

Hermine Kovacs, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist
1107 11th St., Santa Monica, CA 90403
Email: tohermine@aol.com
Phone: (310) 828-4233
Professional specialties: behavioral intervention, child development specialist, family therapy, parent-child dyad consultation, parent support/consultation, play therapy, psychotherapy, school consultation, staff mentoring
Regions serviced: Los Angeles – West (including Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Marina del Rey and Beverly Hills)

Jinous Berjis, LMFT
Licenced Marriage and Family Therapist, Child Development Specialist
6535 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 260, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: (310) 309-0910
Languages spoken (other than English): Farsi
Professional specialties: autism, child development specialist, developmental delays, early childhood mental health, early intervention, family therapy, floortime, home visitation / in-home intervention, parent-child dyad consultation, play therapy, psychotherapy, school consultation
Regions serviced: Hollywood/Silverlake, Los Angeles – West (including Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Marina del Rey and Beverly Hills)

Joshua Carroll, LMFT
Family Therapist
1314 Westwood Blvd., Ste. 210, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Email: jcarroll.mft@gmail.com
Phone: (213) 290-1820
Professional specialties: early childhood mental health, family therapy, parent education and groups, parent-child dyad consultation, parent support/consultation, play therapy, psychotherapy, school consultation, Treatment of Complex and Developmental Trauma
Regions serviced: Los Angeles – West (including Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Marina del Rey and Beverly Hills)

Judy D. Shaibi MA, MFT
Psychotherapist
11835 W. Olympic Blvd. #1200 E, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Email: jshaibi1@gmail.com
Phone: (310) 312-1113
Languages spoken (other than English): Hebrew
Professional specialties: behavioral intervention, child development specialist, early childhood mental health, family therapy, parent-child dyad consultation, parent support/consultation, psychotherapy
Regions serviced: Hollywood/Silverlake, Los Angeles – Central, Los Angeles – West (including Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Marina del Rey and Beverly Hills), all areas via phone consultation

Karen Dudley, MFT
Child Development Specialist, Infant Development Specialist
Email: kgdudley@gmail.com
Phone: (310) 770-9754
Website: www.awesomeparenting.us
Professional specialties: behavioral intervention, child development specialist, early childhood mental health, early intervention, family therapy, home visitation / in-home intervention, infant and toddler groups, infant mental health, nursery school, parent education and groups, parent-child dyad consultation, parent support/consultation, psychotherapy, school consultation, staff mentoring, Parenting and child development workshops for professionals and parents
Regions serviced: Glendale/Burbank, Hollywood/Silverlake, Los Angeles – Central, Los Angeles – West (including Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Marina del Rey and Beverly Hills), Pasadena, San Fernando Valley – East, San Fernando Valley – West, San Fernando Valley – North,

Kim Israel
Preschool Director
731 Pine St., Santa Monica, CA 90404
Email: kim@thefirstschool.org
Phone: (310) 892 3386 / (310) 450-5022
Website: www.thefirstschool.org
Professional specialties: nursery school director
Regions serviced: Los Angeles – West (including Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Marina del Rey and Beverly Hills)

Lisa Brauer
Child Development Specialist, Marriage Family Therapist
13400 Riverside Dr., Ste. 318, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Email: lisabrauer2@gmail.com
Phone: (818) 981-8497
Professional specialties: autism, behavioral intervention, child development specialist, developmental delays, early childhood mental health, early intervention, family therapy, infant mental health, parent-child dyad consultation, parent support/consultation, play therapy, psychotherapy, school consultation, staff mentoring, supervise therapeutic companions
Regions serviced: San Fernando Valley – East

Madeleine Lieber, MA
Child Development Specialist
Email: madlieber@sbcglobal.net
Phone: (818) 342-6434
Professional specialties: assessments, assessments/intervention, child development specialist, early intervention, home visitation / in-home intervention, infant and toddler groups, parent education and groups, parent-child dyad consultation, parent support/consultation, school consultation, staff mentoring, Mentor, Partnerships for Excellence: Early Childhood Education Consulting Services, CSUN
Regions serviced: San Fernando Valley – West

Mandana Mohsenin
Teacher
1733 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica CA 90405
Email: oceanpark@firstschool.org
Phone: (310) 450-0551
Languages spoken (other than English): Farsi
Professional specialties: teacher / teacher assistant

Margaret Grundstein, MFT
11340 W. Olympic Blvd, Ste. 381, Los Angeles, CA 90064
First Years Preschool, 1010 Amoroso, Venice, CA 90291
Email: grundsteinlmft@aol.com
Phone: (310) 313-2979 / (310) 399-3120
Website: www.margaretgrundsteinmft.com www.fyvenice.com
Professional specialties: child development specialist, family therapy, nursery school, nursery school director, parent education and groups, parent-child dyad consultation, parent support/consultation, play therapy, psychotherapy, school consultation
Regions serviced: Los Angeles – West (including Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Marina del Rey and Beverly Hills)

Nancy M. Klein MA, MFT
Child Development Specialist
1861 Verdugo Knolls Dr., Glendale, CA 91208
Email: n.m.klein@icloud.com
Phone: (818) 468-8151 / (818) 240-7019
Languages spoken (other than English): Spanish (some)
Published works: A Guide for Planning for the Psychological Needs of the Young Hospitalized Child, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, Los Angeles
The Child with Congenital Heart Disease, Basic Handbook of Child Psychiatry
Professional specialties: assessments, assessments/intervention, autism, behavioral intervention, child development specialist, children in health care and hospitals, developmental delays, early childhood mental health, early intervention, early literacy development, floortime, home visitation / in-home intervention, infant and toddler groups, infant mental health, language development, nursery school, nursery school director, parent education and groups, parent-child dyad consultation, parent support/consultation, play therapy, school consultation, staff mentoring, supervise therapeutic companions, teacher / teacher assistant, therapeutic companion, Intervention for for Child with Medical Problems including preparing child for hospitalization and medical procedures.
Regions serviced: Glendale/Burbank, Hollywood/Silverlake, Los Angeles – Central, Los Angeles – West (including Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Marina del Rey and Beverly Hills), Pasadena, San Fernando Valley – East, San Fernando Valley – West, San Fernando Valley – North, San Fernando Valley

Nina Asher, PhD
Clinical Psychologist
116 N. Robertson Blvd., Ste. 901, Los Angeles CA 90064
Email: n.asher.phd@gmail.com
Phone: (310) 855-1251
Website: www.drninaasher.com
Professional specialties: parent education and groups, parent-child dyad consultation, parent support/consultation, play therapy, psychotherapy
Regions serviced: Hollywood/Silverlake, Los Angeles – Central, Los Angeles – West (including Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Marina del Rey and Beverly Hills)

Richard J. Goldberg, MSSA, LCSW, BCD
Specialty Credential in Work with Children and Families
566 S. San Vicente Blvd., Ste. 203, Los Angeles CA 90048
Phone: (323) 951-9920
Professional specialties: early childhood mental health, family therapy, parent education and groups, parent-child dyad consultation, parent support/consultation, psychotherapy, school consultation
Regions serviced: Glendale/Burbank, Hollywood/Silverlake, Los Angeles – Central, Los Angeles – West (including Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Marina del Rey and Beverly Hills), Pasadena, San Fernando Valley – East, San Fernando Valley – West, San Fernando Valley – North,

Rose Shalom, LMFT
Psychotherapist
15720 Ventura Blvd., #209, Encino, CA 91436
Email: rshalom@sbcglobal.net
Phone: (818) 404-2296
Professional specialties: autism, developmental delays, early childhood mental health, early intervention, family therapy, floortime, home visitation / in-home intervention, infant mental health, nursery school, parent-child dyad consultation, parent support/consultation, play therapy, psychotherapy, school consultation, staff mentoring, supervise therapeutic companions
Regions serviced: Glendale/Burbank, Hollywood/Silverlake, Los Angeles – Central, Los Angeles – West (including Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Marina del Rey and Beverly Hills), Pasadena, San Fernando Valley – East, San Fernando Valley – West, San Fernando Valley – North,

Sally Durbin
Co-Founder, Teaching At The Beginning, Inc.
Email: contactus@teachatb.org
Phone: (818) 907-9560
Languages spoken (other than English): Spanish
Website: www.teachatb.org
Published works: Soyul and Teacher Yvette… Adventures In Preschool Second Language Acquisition (DVD);
The Young Dual Language Learner: 20 Short Videos
Professional specialties: early literacy development, language development, preschool second language acquisition
Regions serviced: all areas via phone consultation

Stuart Muller, MA, MFT
Child Development Specialist; Pediatric Psychotherapy
Box 1015, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Email: stuartmuller@gmail.com
Phone: (310) 459-9700
Professional specialties: autism, behavioral intervention, child development specialist, early intervention, family therapy, floortime, home visitation / in-home intervention, play therapy, psychotherapy, supervise therapeutic companions, teacher / teacher assistant, therapeutic companion, Social, emotional, behavioral and developmental issues
Regions serviced: Los Angeles – West (including Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Marina del Rey and Beverly Hills)

Susan Gonzales, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
864 S. Robertson, Ste. 104, Los Angeles, CA 90035
19772 MacArthur, Ste. 260, Irvine, CA 92612
Email: gonzalescrandall@gmail.com
Phone: (310) 770-5009
Professional specialties: autism, child development specialist, developmental delays, early childhood mental health, early intervention, floortime, infant mental health, nursery school, parent education and groups, parent-child dyad consultation, parent support/consultation, play therapy, psychotherapy, school consultation, staff mentoring
Regions serviced: Los Angeles – West (including Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Marina del Rey and Beverly Hills), Orange County

Susan Jaye
Therapeutic Companion
Email: ssmjaye@aol.com
Phone: (310) 387-2015
Professional specialties: nursery school, therapeutic companion
Regions serviced: Los Angeles – West (including Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Marina del Rey and Beverly Hills)

Susan L. Donner, MD
Child Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst
21243 Ventura Blvd., #239, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Phone: (818) 883-1020
Languages spoken (other than English): French (fluent), Hebrew (some)
Published works: Susan L. Donner, MD – Publications
Professional specialties: assessments, assessments/intervention, autism, child development specialist, children in health care and hospitals, developmental delays, early childhood mental health, family therapy, floortime, infant mental health, parent education and groups, parent-child dyad consultation, parent support/consultation, play therapy, psychotherapy, school consultation, staff mentoring
Regions serviced: Glendale/Burbank, San Fernando Valley – East, San Fernando Valley – West, San Fernando Valley – North, all areas via phone consultation

Susan Schuster-Bacon
Special Education Teacher, Marriage and Family Therapist, Child Development Specialist
41750 Rancho las Palmas Dr., # C3, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Email: sbaconmft@gmail.com
Phone: (310) 266-9143 / (760) 895-1511
Languages spoken (other than English):
Website: www.achievetms.com
Professional specialties: assessments, assessments/intervention, autism, behavioral intervention, child development specialist, children in health care and hospitals, developmental delays, early childhood mental health, early intervention, family therapy, infant mental health, language development, nursery school, nursery school director, parent education and groups, parent-child dyad consultation, parent support/consultation, play therapy, psychotherapy, school consultation, staff mentoring, supervise therapeutic companions
Regions serviced: Hollywood/Silverlake, Los Angeles – Central, Los Angeles – West (including Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Marina del Rey and Beverly Hills), South Bay, all areas via phone consultation, Coachella Valley

Ziva Renan, MA
Child Development Specialist
Email: renanziva@gmail.com
Phone: (310) 717-9813
Languages spoken (other than English): Hebrew
Website: www.zivarenan.com
Professional specialties: child development specialist, parent education and groups, parent support/consultation
Regions serviced: Hollywood/Silverlake, Los Angeles – West (including Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Marina del Rey and Beverly Hills)

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