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Founder and CEO

Tara Ford, Psy.D.

Dr. Tara Ford is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with neurodiverse individuals and families in private practice and school settings. She completed her training at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles where she learned assessment and treatment of infants and children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and post traumatic brain injury as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team.

Dr Ford went on to complete her post-doctoral fellowship at a community mental health clinic where she provided psychological assessment, individual and family psychotherapy to children with a range of mental health and behavioral disorders.

Simultaneously, she began providing psychoeducational assessments to preschool aged children who were entering the local school district and helped shape assessment protocol for Autism. She obtained her school psychology credential and served a local school district for over 20 years providing psychoeducational assessments, functional behavior assessments, individual and group psychotherapy, social skills training, teacher consultation and individual education plan (IEP)development.

Dr. Ford is most passionate about her work with neurodivergent children, adolescents and young adults. She believes that with neurodiversity comes a unique set of skills and gifts that can be used to enhance one’s life. She is devoted to focusing on the strengths of her clients to help them thrive in both worlds of neurodiversity and neurotypicality.

Clinical Director

Stephanie Reiter-Morrissey, LCSW

Stephanie is a seasoned clinician and child advocate who has provided mental health services to children and families in the Los Angeles Unified School District for over two decades.  She has been working under the special education umbrella, providing an array of services ranging from early intervention/preschool program support to conducting psycho-social assessments and working with multi- disciplinary teams to ensure student success. Stephanie has extensive experience developing Individual Education Plans (IEPs) as well as working as a liaison and Transition Specialist to the Regional Centers. She has provided individual, group and family therapy services (addressing issues related to autism, anxiety, depression and trauma) as well as facilitated social skills

trainings, teacher consultations and parent support groups. Stephanie actively participates in community outreach efforts and has also enjoyed working in a private practice setting working with young adults and families facing a range of challenges. Stephanie is most fulfilled and rewarded by providing her clients with the tools necessary to successfully navigate the world and engage in a meaningful and productive way.

Director of Neurofeedback

Barry Kendall, Psy.D.

Barry R. Kendall, PsyD, has been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist for 20 years. Dr. Kendall came to his work in Clinical Psychology after a 17 year career as a Mechanical Engineer in the field of Vibro-Acoustics with space based satellites. Always drawn to the sciences of math, physics and psychology, he decided to formally pursue his lifelong interest in human behavior and relationships and enrolled in the California School of Professional Psychology-Los Angeles, graduating with his Doctor of Psychology degree in 1998. His clinical experience as a Psychologist has included intensive training and practice from a psychodynamic framework, psychological/educational assessment for hundreds of children, teens and young adults in the foster and group home system, school based

psychotherapeutic services for special needs students including participation in Individualized Education Planning, as well as extensive training and practice in brainwave based biofeedback called Neurofeedback.

In his private practice life of the past 15 years Neurofeedback has been central in his work to help those living with developmental trauma, Generalized Anxiety, Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, depressive conditions and executive functioning challenges. His experience includes working with adults, teens and children, LGBTQIA and Neurodiverse populations where he works from a systemic, interpersonal and trauma informed perspective integrating neurofeedback, neuroscience and psychotherapeutic work.


Alicia Murray, MA, LMFT

Alicia Murray is a psychotherapist who practices relationship-based therapy informed by a bio-psycho-social theoretical frame; weaving in developmental, trauma-informed and neuroscience perspectives.

Alicia has served patients and their families in a range of therapeutic milieus including school, community clinic and hospital settings. She believes that partnering with parents to provide support and education is an essential and joyous part of the work. Alicia sees children, adolescents and adults individually as well as with their families. She has a dual Masters’ Degree in Clinical Psychology and Applied Child Development. 

In 2001 she was Certified in Infant Mental Health by the state of California. She has achieved the designation of AAMFT Approved Supervisor.

Alicia served on the Executive Committee of the Association of Child Development Specialists from 1996-2023. Alicia’s experience includes teaching graduate students in local settings such as Alliant University, and she has presented on multiple psychotherapy topics in settings as varied as UCLA’s Applied Child Development Program, Vista del Mar, and Pasadena Child Development Associates. She is trained in various trauma interventions including EMDR & EMDR-AF (Levels 1 & 2) as well as being EEG Certified in Neurofeedback.