Little Way Therapy

The “Little Way” approach is a commitment to meeting each child’s curiosity, eagerness to connect, imagination and even imperfections (*which are just strengths waiting to evolve) to support them towards a life filled with joy and confidence. ¬†Using play therapy, as well as evidenced based approaches, children and their parents are supported in finding their way towards a hopeful future. This “little way” approach strives to bring parent and child closer through nourishing healthy attachment, collaboration and communication.

Claudia is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and is a strength-based and holistic practitioner who strives to support each individual in finding their path towards resiliency. Claudia provides psychotherapy to children, adolescents and families. She is also available for individualized parent coaching to develop positive parenting techniques. Her prior work experienced encompasses providing individual, family and group therapy in a not for profit outpatient clinic and school based setting.

Specialized Trainings

Claudia attended UC Davis and National University where she completed a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology (2011) and National University to complete a Masters of Art in Counseling Psychology (2013).

Claudia is currently a postgraduate fellow at the UC Davis Extension Napa Infant Parent Mental Health Fellowship (2017-2018).

Play Therapy Certificate Program UCSD- In Progress

NCAST Parent-Child Interaction Feeding Scale Reliability Certification 02/2017

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (BHETA) 02/2017

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (Post Partum International) 06/2016

Incredible Years Parenting and Classroom Management Certificate 12/2014

Domestic Violence Counselor Certificate (South Bay Community Services) 09/2013

LGBTQI Across the Lifespan (Cultural Competency Academy-BHETA) 2014