Beth Jakubanis, LCSW, President
After a career in the entertainment and advertising fields, Beth entered the helping professions 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 worked with LGBTQ and gender variant youth and their families.
Beth currently works in Woodland Hills group private practice which she founded. She focuses her work on helping 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 teaching and mentoring the next generation of therapists, teachers and social activists to make a positive difference in the world.
Rachel Coates-Campbell, LCSW
Rachel Coates-Campbell has been working with children and families for over twenty years. Rachel loves working with parents and families. She has extensive knowledge in the area of child development and school-aged challenges which will help you understand your child and their needs. Rachel’s career has focused on school-based social work and home-based services for preschool-aged children. When working with younger children Rachel uses a play therapy approach. Parental involvement is an important component to all work with children. With adolescents and adults Rachel uses Problem-Solving and Cognitive Behavioral therapeutic approaches.
In addition to working with the younger crowd, Rachel works with adults, couples and seniors. She has experience working with couples to heal their relationships and she enjoys helping clients move past the grief and loss of a divorce. She is talented in working with individuals who are anxious, worried or sad to rediscover their joy. Rachel uses multiple approaches in working with clients such as CBT, MI, and solution focused therapy to name a few. This eclectic approach allows Rachel to connect with clients and guide them in finding their path to health and healing.
Rachel is here to help and support clients as they walk their own path of success, discovering their own strengths and solutions to the challenges that cause distress.
Call now for a therapy appointment if you or your child need therapy, counseling, parenting advice, parenting classes and support or psychotherapy for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), Asperger’s, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Depression, Grief or Bereavement, Anxiety, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Gender Variance.