Beth is the founder of SoCal Therapy Center & SoCal Child Therapy and she provides counseling, therapy, psychotherapy, parenting classes, parenting support, parenting advice and parenting tips to children and families in Los Angeles with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), Asperger’s, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Depression, Grief or Bereavement, Anxiety, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Gender Variance.
After a career in the entertainment and advertising fields, Beth entered the helping profession in 2001 as an elementary school teacher. She brings the experience gained in the classroom into the therapeutic relationship to help parents understand their children on a deeper level.
Beth obtained her Master’s degree in Social Welfare when she realized that she was called to make a deeper and more lasting impact on the lives of the families she was serving by helping them with the emotional struggles that were keeping the children from learning in her classroom. While at UCLA Beth worked as a research assistant for Dr. Todd Franke, studying the effectiveness of the school based intervention Parent in Control.
After graduating from UCLA Beth received her clinical training from the Child and Family Guidance Center in Northridge. While there she offered individual, family, group, school based, and day treatment services families with a variety of needs. She received specialized training in research informed models of family therapy, parenting, substance abuse and trauma recovery models. She also studied and worked with LGBTQ and gender variant youth and their families.
Beth currently has a private practice in Woodland Hills where she helps parents understand their children better and become the parent they know that they can be through parenting classes, family and individual therapy. Beth has authored a chapter in the MCAT review guide for Barron’s educational publishing on psychology to help future medical students get into medical school. Beth is also a professor at CSU Northridge, proudly raising up the next generation of therapists, teachers and social activists to make a positive difference in the world.
As the president of SoCal Therapy Center Beth is passionate about making Mental Health Services available to everyone.