Membership Directory

Allison Fitzhugh

Amy Amendola

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 Moreno

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

Brittani Gosh

Caitlyn Milazzo

Carol Provost

Corinna Orellana

Deborah Myman

Donna Eastman

Ellen Pearlman

Gay Macdonald, MA – ACDS President
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)

Gayle Brohner

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)

Hilary Taub

Jennifer Merrow

Joshua Carroll, LMFT – Executive Committee Member
1314 Westwood Blvd., Ste 210
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Email: joshcarroll@att.net
Phone: (213) 984-4684

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

Julia Vasquez

Karen Dudley, MFT – ACDS Vice-President
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

Karla Kuester – Executive Committee Member

Kim Collins

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)

Kimberly Sutton

Laura Drew

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

Lisa Taub

Lisette Sanchez

Lorena Acero

Luisa Donati

Lynette Bravo

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

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)

Marilyn Lopez

Mary Campbell

Megan Houghton

Michele Gathrid

Mike Susha-Kuroki

Nada Ghaneian – ACDS Executive Committee Member

Nancy Gell

Natalie Castaneda

Patty Bravo

Phil Bedel – ACDS Executive Committee Member
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

Phyllis Klein

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

Robyn Ray

Ruth Rosner

Sally Durbin – Executive Committee Member
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

Sentia Takhmazyan

Shelley Gallenson

Shelly Wilner

Sofia Murillo Amezua

Sonia Horn

Sophie Winik

Susan Gonzales, LCSW – Executive Committee Member
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 Pasternak

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

Tanya Romandia

Teru Kurita

Tim Craig

Veronica Geddes

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